Yeah, I think you can wait as long as you want from redo step 1 to take down. For you, it sounds like you could use a good break .. and it is likely you'll feel better and better. Since you take pain meds now, I hope that after a redo you feel well enough to get off them. Obviously, if you need them, you need them!
I think I was good to drive three weeks or so from take down, but don't recall it being an issue, and after 10 days out from takedown, no pain meds, I'm sure I will have no issues driving.