You can shower the day after surgery, but you should not take a bath, use a hot-tub, or go swimming for at least two weeks. The first two days after surgery are usually spent lying in bed or sitting in a chair. Most patients then begin walking around the house. Climbing stairs is difficult in the first few days after surgery, but becomes more manageable within days. By the end of the first week, you will probably be ready to leave the house for short trips and light walks. More vigorous walking and mild stretching exercises can be resumed about two weeks after surgery. Strenuous activities such jogging, aerobics, weight-training, sit-ups, and sex should not be done until 6 weeks after surgery. Also, you shouldn't do any heavy lifting (over 10 pounds) during these 6 weeks.