I will often have patients wait about 3 -4 weeks before starting light aerobic activity. Vigorous exercise is eerily delayed for 6-8 weeks. Best to ask your surgeon.
Most patients that have a light duty job can return to work about a week later. The most important thing is to not lift anything over 5 lbs for the first 2 weeks so that you don't cause bleeding. Another factor is driving - you can drive as soon as you are not taking narcotic pain medication and you feel like you can swerve to be safe - most women think it takes about a week. Finally, you feel very tired after surgery because your body is healing a lot on the inside. This takes up a lot of your energy and leaves you feeling tired. After a couple of weeks, this gets better. Some people go back to work feeling tired while others like to wait until they have more energy. If you have met these criteria - then you are likely ready to go back to work! Best wishes!