In UK its roughly judged on your ability to do an emergency stop. I was told not to drive for 6 weeks and that if I did then it would invalidate my insurance. Everyone's different but I could have driven after about 5 and was doing distance (with my partner in the car) after about 2 months. I think I knew pretty well instinctively when it was OK.
Melodie...i don't think it has anything to do with response time but that your new bladder is still in the healing process and you certainly would not want to risk an accident of any kind. What does your doctor say? Pat
Since I plan to return to work after my RC, I am wondering if anyone can share with me their experiences of driving after having an RC. I recognize it will easily be at least 10 or 12 weeks before I can consider even going back to work part time, however, my job location is 50 miles away.
A friend told me he went back to part time work after 10 weeks but he only lived 4 miles from his job. He cautioned me that driving is a real concern because it takes time for us to repair and we are less able to respond quickly to traffic situations. ???
I am thinking that I will perhaps need to find some temporary housing closer to work so I don't have to travel so far until I am more fit. I recall before my TURB that traveling any distance greater than a few miles in a vehicle was really distressing to my bladder. Any advice, please, on this subject. Thanks much. Melodie
Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright