Kelly - housework is NOT fun to me.
I hate it and in the past have been the same lazy slob you describe yourself to be.
However as much as I hate housework, I LIKE a clean house so I have to force myself to get off my a**.
I am only 5 days post op right now so I can't speak of energy levels with impending weight loss.
I can tell you, however, that housework is good exercise!
Since you have to exercise after surgery to be successful in your weight loss journey - give it a try.
Toe touches? --Pick up stuff off the floor (when you are healed enough of course.) Step Aerobics?--try bringing small piles of laundry up and down the stairs! Full body cardio?--Push and pull that vacuum or mop around with some upbeat music blaring!
You are going to be a new you -- why not surround yourself with things that make you feel positive, starting with an uplifting environment!
That's just my two cents. Good luck with the surgery Kelly.