I can tell you I took a full week off after my DCR last October, and still had to take it easy the second week when I went back to work. Even using a mouse was tiring, so you can expect to feel tired in your arm even doing light office work.[br][br]I started PT 3 days after surgery, and gained my ROM back pretty quick. However, I had no tears to repair, just a straight DCR! It's really up to your body how fast you might recover, but with tears to fix, you may want more than a week. I wasn't back to lifting more than my purse for at least 2 months, and it does take a long time for the swelling to subside.[br][br][br][br]Good luck, and remember not to rush getting back to "normal".... Healing will take time and PT.