Hi Baby -
Read a LOT of threads. Some people heal faster than others. There are lots of degrees of how much of an operation you might have. There are co-morbidities that could affect your progress - asthma and such.
#1 - forget about
heavy lifting for a really long time - like a year, maybe forever, if you don't want to wreck your wrap. Get something written from your doc. I used to work as a glassblower's helper doing some really heavy work on blown glass sinks. I won't be able to put that much pressure on my diaphragm ever again. I also changed out the mowers and plows on the tractor, won't be able to do that either.
#2 - follow your doctor's directions for diet religiously. You won't be able to go shopping for at least a week, so stock up on the foods you will need beforehand and get rid of the junk in the fridge that will only spoil. I am two weeks out and starting to eat some regular foods that happen to be soft and moist. I didn't have a full wrap though, so I could swallow small pills from day 1. Get some Gas-X and a lot of Beano. They don't really work, according to what I read and my own experience, but at least you'll feel like you are trying to do something about
the gas. If your doc prescribes liquid Colace - don't take it straight! The citric acid in it will burn your throat. Mix it in a lot of milk. Don't get constipated. Take the stuff prescribed!
Read the threads again.