After a second follow visit earlier today with my doctor for the hernia repair, I can now lift up to 20 pounds. I guess this mean I have to start taking out the trash and doing housework again. Oh well.
The good news is I'm up and around a little more since my first and last update after my surgery over the past weekend. The less than good news is, there is still discomfort, stiffness and a bit of swelling.