Oh gosh. Ouch. They should give you very clear post op instructions and after something like this, often there is follow up with the doctor as well as a physical therapist or sports medicine person. It's a lot of sitting with ice this first week. You really can't rush that. I've hard that working with a physical therapist sooner rather than later is really beneficial. Helps you stretch the IT band for mobility sooner. Stretching properly, key. Strengthening, key. I believe recovery is that at 2 weeks, you feel more normal but it's not until 6 weeks that you get back to full activity. Ice will not slow down your recovery. Just don't over due it. It's 30 minutes of ice every 3 to 4 hours. And remember the most important thing . . . REST.