I had knee surgery to remove arthritis from my knee almost 3 weeks ago. I was told to go back to work with no restrictions after only 3 days. So, I did.
Unfortunately, this caused major problems and now I will be out for at least two weeks. Not good considering the time of year that it is.
So, moral of the story: Take that post-op medical advice with a grain of salt and heal completely before doing what we do. It's a very physical job as I told my surgeon.