I'm with Joe on this one. Make sure you line up some help in advance.
As far as actually doing chores? I made the mistake of lifting a little too soon. You know how that can go. You FEEL okay and think to yourself..."Self, you're healing so much faster, than what the Doc said to expect, that I can do this".
The result? "Self, you are an idiot! Why don't you LISTEN?"
I knocked myself back about
a month because I moved a chair. The worst of it was nothing really hurt when I actually moved it. It kind of creeped up on me a few minutes later. (I blame it on surgically shocked nerves) So, don't rush things.