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Advice on Driving Please


Re: Advice on Driving Please

Good luck and do what you need to do.


The one thing I would say is don't overlook your limitations.  Please take great care when driving and even when opening the car door once you are parked. You may be feel tireder if/when you have radiotherapy. Often people sit in their cars having a rest after treatment, before driving away. I've seen it many times at the hospital car park.


About a year ago, before I was diagnosed, I was cycling to work (I still do) down a narrow residential road near the town centre. Without any warning the door of a parked car opened and I could not avoid hitting it and sumersaulted off the bike. The lady was so apologetic, I forgave her instantly, though somewhat shocked and grazed.. She walked with me into work, and phoned a couple of times over the next weeks  to check I was ok. I have since guessed that maybe she was a cancer patient having a rest before going in to work. Only an intuition, maybe wrong.


So what I want to say is, you may be able to drive, but please take extra care, and remember that  every pedestrian or cyclist or other driver on the road is also a human being with their own medical history and we all have to rely on each other's goodwill and good reactions. .


Go well!


Re: Advice on Driving Please

Hi Pandorra


I was driving 1 week after surgery - automatic gears though & my node surgery was on my right side, so no strain.  However, when I'm in the passenger seat, the seat belt is still uncomfortable more than a year later! My dressings came off after 10 days, though there were a couple of leaky areas that had small dressings put back on.  I was back at work 10 days after surgery - but not doing anything heavy.X


Re: Advice on Driving Please

Hello Pandora1


Whilst waiting for replies maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.


Best wishes

June, moderator



Advice on Driving Please

Hi lovely ladies, anyone can advise on driving?  Had my surgery 27th Jan, wire and lymph node, and although have been told probably 2weeks could be ok to drive, do we wait until we feel absolutely no discomfort.  Also, been told to remove dressings today, (had them changed on Monday) and as long as looks clear, can leave them off.  Has anyone else removed theirs this early, probably me being a baby. Thank you all for the support on this fabulous site.  LOL xxxxxxx