Seat Belts

In Australia the front seat passenger sits on the left,therefore the sash part of the belt sits over the left shoulder and right over the area where you have just had a PM fitted and you are on your way home in a friends pick up truck or as we call them a Ute.That area will be quite sensitive and its a 2hour drive got any thoughts anyone re this problem.We have to wear seat belts and its compulsory no dispen sations for PM wearers


5 Comments

Bloody Utes

by Tem - 2019-01-12 02:13:22

As a fellow Aussie I know what you are going thru. I am now 10 days since op. + still to sore for seat belt. Whilst being driven around before I feel well enough to drive, I just held the belt off my shoulder with my left hand. I haven’t tried cushioning as the belt still digs in. Fortunately my other mates have twin cab utes, so I will sit behind the driver.

All to do with history !

by IAN MC - 2019-01-12 06:03:01

I'm delighted that you former British colonies still drive on the left  , as do we here in the UK  !!

I had to  drive to the South of France on day 7 after my implant ( about 600 miles ) and used a large sponge between the wound and the belt. It worked fine.

My wife had to carry the suitcases which worked even better.

Cheers

Ian

Seat belt

by MissyG - 2019-01-13 13:13:26

I was recommended after my surgery to invest in a seatbelt cover for driving (USA). Although last week I traded cars with my son, as soon as I put the seatbelt on it was quite sensitive and realized trading cars aren’t going to be easy as before. What I did for the drive home was put the seatbelt under my arm. Was by far more comfortable then sitting on my ICD. Good luck 

Seat belt

by MissyG - 2019-01-13 13:13:36

I was recommended after my surgery to invest in a seatbelt cover for driving (USA). Although last week I traded cars with my son, as soon as I put the seatbelt on it was quite sensitive and realized trading cars aren’t going to be easy as before. What I did for the drive home was put the seatbelt under my arm. Was by far more comfortable then sitting on my ICD. Good luck 

Seat belt comfort

by Gotrhythm - 2019-01-13 14:03:23

I was able to make a perfectly adequate seat belt pad by folding a wash cloth severl times, wrapping it around the shoulder strap, and securing it with duct tape.

Not elegant but effective.

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