Make sure to switch sides OFTEN during the night when you sleep. If you do not than you will wake up very very stiff.
Keep up on your pain meds. This is VERY important. Don`t be a hero. Dope yourself up my friend.
When getting out of bed: swing your legs over the edge and while lying on your side push yourself up with your ARMS. Do not use your tummy muscles.
walking hunched over for the first week helps.
Don`t sit on squishy couches or chairs. If you do, get help to get up.
Getting into cars: back in, sit down THEN swing your legs in.
Try not to laugh. Seriously. It hurts.
hmmm... I`ll think of more I`m sure and update this post