It's hard honey, but I didn't drive for 3 weeks, was off work 4 weeks and then went back part time as I was still sore and tired. Everybody's body recovers at different speeds and everyone has different circumstances. Also, when i was recovering I had a period as I was starting to feel a bit better and that put me back quite a bit.
With regards to what they told you post-op; that's the norm with most ops's I'm afraid. 9 times out of 10 the surgeon/consultant will be quickly popping out to tell you what they found and then scrubbing up for their next. they haven't got time to wait until you're more awake, especially as some people wake up really quickly, but other people take hours. You will find out more information when your GP receives the consultants report, and when you have your follow up. If you are concerned called your GP and ask the reception if they have received a letter from the hospital yet - when they have book to see your own GP and they will be able to go through it with you while you wait for your follow up.
Keep resting, hope you feel better soon x