OK, first of all, THERE WILL BE NO WALKING OF THE DOGS FOR YOU! Seriously, you won't be able to even walk for a couple of weeks. As for lifting, don't worry because it will be the farthest thing from your mind. I recommend getting someone else to help with the dog walking for at least a couple of weeks. When I ventured out for my first attempt at walking (probably after 2 weeks), I could barely last 5 min. I walked for 15, but was worried I wouldn't make it back home.
I've been worried about not hearing from Happyhanna, too. I hope everything is alright.
L & H,