Patience, my dear friend.......patience!
That's the one word you have to remember.
Try telling a guy he's not allowed to lift anything over 10 lbs...Yeah, RIGHT!
You'd be amazed how much things weigh. I was fortunate because I had my surgery done in the winter (Jan 2008). Wasn't much yard work to worry about. My biggest thing was that I couldn't take the trash out to the curb. After doing it for so many years, it's "programmed" in you. It killed me watching my wife take it out (hey! that's MY job!!).
Even worse, we had a mild snowstorm in Feb, I figured I'd lightly "push" the snow.........again, my wife said, "NO WAY!!!" (Of course, she was right).
Sometimes the mental recovery is worst than the physical recovery.
Be patient, don't push it.........you'll have a better recovery in the long run.