Most patients return to work after three months. This will vary with each individual , depending upon your response to the transplant , any complications which develop, the type of work you do , and most importantly , how you feel. Lifting must be avoided in the first 3 months and then a good lifting technique should be maintained after this. However transplantation is intended to return you to as normal as lifestyle as is possible and you will be encouraged to return to your usual activities as soon as you are able to.