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One who has recovered from a serious illness or accident is supposed to bentch gomel during the torah service. What do you need to know to do this? Specifically:

  1. When is the right time -- the first torah service that you're able to physically attend, or is there some stricter standard?

  2. What do you do that day in shul?

  3. Is the answer different for a woman or a minor? (Are they obligated to gomel? If not obligated, permitted?)

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One should attend synagogue as soon as one can (preferably within 3 days).

One should try to get an Aliya to the Torah. (This is considered a chiuv).

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/115308/jewish/The-Laws-of-the-Blessing-of-Thanksgiving.htm

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Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15734 –  msh210 Aug 8 '13 at 15:38

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