You should refrain from any exercise or strenuous activity for the first 48 hours after surgery, but may resume your normal activities as soon as you feel able to, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
Wait until you have been cleared by your doctor before you begin exercising again. Walking is fine and encouraged, if you feel up to it, to help aid your recovery. You can also use stairs if you feel able. Remember not to drive while taking narcotic pain medications.
Until you have been cleared by your doctor, do not use tampons, douche or have sexual intercourse. You may take showers, but swimming, bath tubs and hot tubs should be avoided until your doctor says it’s okay.