Yeah it was an emergency appendectomy. It was perforated so it was open and not laparoscopic. When I asked the surgeon how soon I could work out again he wouldn't give me a straight answer and instead said "just don't do anything that hurts". I don't think he was used to having patients who are as active as I am (or was until two weeks ago)
Nate, you may want to trying typing: emergency appendectomy recovery exercise (or training) into your search engine. I'm finding stuff like 4-6 weeks to begin exercising again but not specifically heavy weight training. I'd say obviously start back light when you do but maybe doing some google type searches will help you out some. Don't push it ...healing can take a little time
Oh, also if you have a sports clinic around there maybe give them a call and ask their opinion?