After the operation you will be more vulnerable to infection and it is important that you do not expose yourself unnecessarily to potential infection. This means that you should certainly avoid any crowded areas and where possible remain indoors.
The period that you will remain in this incubated state will obviously vary, but it will likely be a minimum of one week. This time will go very slowly and therefore it is important that you setup your environment correctly.
Get yourself a humidifier and turn your bedroom into a hot sauna! Also, experiment with different position in bed as you may find that some are more comfortable than others. If you experience acid reflux, take that into account as the acid could be causing a lot of pain.