I have not had the surgery but I hope a member that has will come along and share their story with you.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks while the incision heals. Deep breathing and coughing exercises should be performed several times a day for several weeks. Early return to light exercise (walking, stationary bike) is also beneficial in healing and maintaining good lung function.
Your doctor will advise you as to your limitations for physical activities, which you will need to increase gradually in order to regain your strength and return to a normal lifestyle. Most individuals who have sedentary jobs can return to work in two to four weeks. Those who have physically demanding jobs will have to wait longer.
I wish you the very best as you face this surgery and please let us know how you are doing ?