Preparing For Surgery Progress:
You will need to avoid heavy lifting after surgery to avoid damage to your incisions. You can start out lifting 10 pounds in the first week, and increase by 10 pounds in each subsequent week.
If you want to start exercising during this time, stick to walking and avoid strenuous cardio.
After 4 weeks, you have no lifting restrictions and may return to full exercise with no restrictions.
Avoid driving for at least three to five days after surgery. You must be completely off of your pain medications before you can drive!