Yes, gait is very important as you recover. You want to walk with complete heel-to-toe follow-through.I am walking exclusively with my cane and even walking some in the house without it. Trying to be sure to take proper steps.
At only days out of surgery you did indeed over do. Changing sheets requires twisting and lifting. New joints are not ready for this at 24 days out.The only thing I did today was change the sheets so I don't think I overdid it.