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Cina2005
04-26-2007, 08:11 PM
This might be a pointless question but, how long after surgery can I start catching public transport? Its just that I donít drive and I donít want to rely on people driving me to and from places all the time

sai
04-27-2007, 03:29 PM
Hiya Cina

I first used the train/tube at about 4 months but that is only because i was very nervous and had my mum to drive me where i needed to go-it took me a bit longer to risk the london buses and on my 1st attempt the bus driver closed the doors onme without warning so i wasnt very happy as you can imagine.

i am now 9 months post op and very comfortable travelling on tubes/trains and buses and have been for the last couple of months.

its more a case of when you feel you are ready but i would advise you to keep your brace on the first few times just incase you get bumped (or trapped in a bus door :eek: ) lol

sai

SARAHK
04-28-2007, 09:44 AM
I'm 7 weeks post-op and I started riding the trains here in chicago at about 5 weeks. Last week (6 weeks) I started riding them 5 days a week to work. It's been a little hard to get used to. But the bus was absolutely unbearable. Could just be the terrible Chicago roads but I couldn't believe how bumpy it felt. So I will only be taking the train for awhile. I have a brace on during the day right now and I had taken the padding out to make it less conspicuous but had to put it back in on Friday because it was a little too much. That helped a lot. If you don't have a brace you'll probably have to carry a pillow around for the first 2 months. I did that with my first surgery. But cars to me are worse than trains because of all the bumps in the roads. Hope that helps!

Cina2005
04-30-2007, 12:56 AM
Yeah. Its just that i havent had the operation yet, so i'm kinda coming across all these questions.

I've found this forum to be really helpful