I know that our PSs do surgery for a living but they need to be reminded that we do not! They are so cavalier with their "I can fix that" without realizing that for folks like me who have a complication every time a scalpel touches me, I do not relish the idea of hopping back into the OR!
SeattleSunshine - I am 8 weeks post op and just returned to work this week. Most definitely not 100% and probably should not have worked 30 hours, but I could not stand being at home any longer. it has done wonders for my mental health just to fill my days with some sort of productivity and to be around my wonderful friends and co-workers again. Depending on your age and overall health, recovery times vary so greatly even if there aren't any complications so let your body, as Beverly said, tell you when it is ready.
To all - physical therapy is a must, it keeps me exercising and has helped me all along the way with range of motion issues. PSs do not recommend this valuable service enough.
Best of luck to all!!