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driving after ablation

Part of my job is to drive to meet customers.I do at least 2_4hours inner city driving.Do you have an idea how long I have to wait to resume my work after my ABLATION? Thanks
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612551 tn?1450025775
Only your doctor can tell you.  But assuming there is no "heavy lifting" associated with the customer interface the work would be considered light physically, I believe.  The emotional strain is something you understand and is very personal.  Heavy traffic drives me "nuts".

Ablations vary greatly in how long it takes to recover, from a few days (maybe only a day, not sure) to weeks, depending on how much work was done in the heart as well as the physical aspects of the whole surgery.

The type of ablation would be a hint, PVC should be simpler and quicker to recover from than AFig surgery.  This is from what I've read here, not from any personal experience.  
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187666 tn?1331176945
Definitely no heavy lifting for a couple weeks. Driving for me (I've had 3 ablations) was not a problem except it wasn't all that comfortable. The groin area was bruised and tender; sitting for any length of time didn't feel good. The second ablation I had they must have bruised a nerve because my right groin was extremely tender and I had to sit with my leg fully extended. That cleared up after several weeks.

As Jerry said, it depends on the type of ablation and what your particular cardio recommends. I went back to work after a few days, did all my normal duties except for the lifting (no carrying 45 lb beavers, chasing down eagles or wrestling raccoons).
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1423357 tn?1414258965
Had it done on a Thursday and drove 50 miles to my job on Tuesday.  Then drove 250 miles to my kid's houses two day later.  I was 60 at the time.
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Avatar m tn
Thanks sooooo much 4 ur reply.I really appreciated
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1398166 tn?1358874123
I would stay out of work for 5 business days if you do not have a physical job.

If yes, physical... 10 business days.

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Avatar m tn
No it is just driving and talking.lol.
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