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When can I drive after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?
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When can I drive after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

I had my gallbladder removed Wednesday. My discharge instructions said I could drive 3-5 days after surgery, but other people who have had it done are saying not to drive for a week. My pain is pretty much gone, but I have stiffness in the muscles around my 4 incisions. I'm not taking anywhere near as many painkillers either.

Anyone know a definate date for being able to return behind the wheel?
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My criteria are that you are completely off narcotic pain killers and feeling alert. One should not attempt to drive while consuming narcotics.
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