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Have you ever had anaesthetic before? Some people I know who have had various types of surgery feel like they have just woken up from a long nap and they recover very quickly. For me, every surgery I have had has resulted in me vomiting even with the anaesthetist putting in anti-nausea drugs into my IV. My blood pressure gets low and I feel quite off. I know you want to be in your own bed to recover.......but I would have a chat with your surgeon and see what he suggests.

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Me personally i would suggest that you  check to see what your sergeon reccomends as most will reccomend 4-5 days if you are traveling interstate, and most sergeons will like to see you about 48 hrs after surgery to check your incisions and make sure there is no unusual swelling or bruising before clearing you to fly , plus how do you know how you will react to the anesthetic or pain meds as some girls have been sick from the pain meds and your sergeon may need to ajust the dose. 

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Hi everyone

thank you for your replies.

The surgeon said it is fine as long as I have a check up with my local GP, I have had anaesthetic  before and I seemed to handle it pretty well as well as pain killers (which I've had in the past for back issues). I do have a pretty high pain tolerance as well so hoping I will be fine!

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I would get this in writing from your surgeon in the form of a medical clearance as I believe it breaches some airlines own policies in regards to flying after surgery or hospital discharge. If they so much as pick up on you hunching or in pain you may be questioned much easier to have something ready just in case. I just found the Qantas/Jetstar protocol and you will need a medical clearance if traveling within 2-4 days post procedure, I presume most Australian airlines have similar rules.E4B2C179-BB26-4E53-A9BB-31F46EC662F7.thumb.png.66cf3b6b73f638f9eb9e19b85d15105a.png

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