Was yours done laparoscopically or were you opened right up?
I was technically cleared to get on and walk at week 4, but was not at all comfortable to do so yet. I was opened up from hipbone to hipbone for mine, and had extremely poor pain control post-op so was exhausted and miserable for a lot longer than I should have been.
I was on and walking around week 6 for very short spurts, and I think week 8 tried trotting. Canter was more comfortable than trot for a bit.
My bladder didn’t handle the surgery the best, and spent several months spasming really badly. I had some minor leakage my first few weeks back in the saddle, so I put a liner in my boxer briefs and used a seat saver. It finally resolved itself and the leakage issue went away.
I had absolutely no core strength for most of the year. Had surgery in March 2018 and wasn’t feeling mostly back to normal in the absence department until that Christmas. But I had a gigantic incision and my surgeon didn’t appear to take the best care in how he did things, so it may have been more difficult for me than others. I also had my hysterectomy (total hysterectomy+ oophorectomy + salpingectomy) about 14 weeks after my top surgery (double mastectomy with free nipple grafts and chest contouring) and that could potentially have had a part in it took I’m not sure.
10000% worth having surgery though, despite the hiccups along the recovery process!