how long after surgery for ieolostomy can i fly??????

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   Posted 1/9/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to everyone,
I've been given a date for my surgery which is 24th of january 2008 yeah (hope it doesn't get cancelled like before confused , and i had booked a holiday with my kids in march easter holidays and wanted to know that if anyone who's had surgery can tell me after how long i can fly abroad.
I know some of you must be thinking "look at her,she hasn't had her surgery and already she is planninig a holiday".
The thing is i was given a date first week of December, thats when i thought it would be nice for the kids to enjoy a holiday, then that got cancelled  mad   cos a cancer patient was given my date, which is fair enough,their opp was more important.
Then i was booked again in the first week of Jan which i've told you. so now it's finding out whether i should cancel the holiday as it gives me 8 to 9 weeks.
tanx for listening.

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   Posted 1/9/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is a question that you need answered by your surgeon. It's not only flying but it is also traveling.

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   Posted 1/9/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Recovery varies from person to person but if your sugery is complication free I imagine that you would feel well enough to travel at 8 or 9 weeks post surgery. You might not be able to keep up with your family but if you are in an environment where you are comfortable and able to get rest when needed you should be fine. Do ask you surgeon.

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