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My mother just had an appendectomy last night around 930pm.

My mother just had an appendectomy last night around 930pm. We have a planned trip to drive from California to Idaho, leaving Monday morning. The drive is going to be roughly a 10 hour drive. Is it safe for her to travel with frequent stops to walk and stretch her legs?
Wed, 16 May 2018
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