Agree. There are multiple factors that only you and your surgeon as a team can determine. Some important considerations will include: 1. What is your job? 2. What kind of operation did you have 3. What if any complications did you have 4. What medications are you taking after surgery? Ultimately, choose a surgeon you trust, so you will follow his/her instructions after surgery.
In this case. You need to obey your surgeon! a lot can happen to a person have a thoracic procedure and there is not one answer. Your surgeon know you literally from inside out, and he or she should be your source for this question's answer, not healthtap panelists.
It depends. It depends upon the type of surgery and whether there are any postoperative complications. Speak to your surgeon.