Surgery Question

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Bilbo's Comment
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I have surgery tommorrow to repair a hernia so I can begin school in July. I'm sure I will be given pain pills for the pain. I am going to try not to take them but if the pain is too much and I do have to take them how does that work with an upcoming drug test? Would I have to keep my prescription fron my doc or have him sign off on something? All comments are greatly appreciated.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I have surgery tommorrow to repair a hernia so I can begin school in July. I'm sure I will be given pain pills for the pain. I am going to try not to take them but if the pain is too much and I do have to take them how does that work with an upcoming drug test? Would I have to keep my prescription fron my doc or have him sign off on something? All comments are greatly appreciated.

As long as you have documentation about the surgery and a note from your Dr about meds, should not be an issue.

Ernie

Jopa's Comment
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If you use ANY pain medication that contains a narcotic of any sort, you must take 30 days OFF before you can drive ... DOT regs (I got torpedoed by that one when I first went to Prime's orientation) ... there may be other drugs with similar restrictions but my particular drug was Norco (sp?) for an elbow injury just before I went to Springfield ... I told them ahead of time (before the drug test) and even though it was out of my system the DOT mandated I had to complete 16 more days off (it had been 14 days at the time) before I could begin my training - driving! So, keep this in mind ...

Jopa

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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