You may slowly start your normal household activities. But be careful not to get overtired.
Walk up and down stairs slowly. Walk each day. Start slowly with 5-minute walks 3 or 4 times a day. Slowly increase the length of your walks.
Do not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 4 to 6 weeks. Lifting heavy objects puts too much stress on your incision.
Do NOT do strenuous activities, such as golfing, playing tennis, bowling, running, biking, weight lifting, gardening or mowing, and vacuuming for 6 to 8 weeks. Ask your doctor when it is okay to start.
You may be able to return to work within a few weeks if your work is not strenuous. Ask your doctor when it will be okay for you to go back.
You may start sexual activity after 6 weeks. Ask your doctor when it will be okay to start.