My personal experience....
I had a vitrectomy on my left eye two years ago. I too had a nasty hemorrhage that continued for several months and wouldn't clear on its own. I couldn't see out of the eye, though laser treatments were being done every two weeks to try to stop some of the bleeding. Finally I had no choice but surgery. I too had some laser done during the vitrectomy.
Unlike you, however, I could not see when the bandages came off. The vision in that eye was completely clouded over white. I was told I was seeing light, but that my eye had continued to bleed post-surgery and that there was blood in the saline. I was told it would settle and dissipate and get better - most of the other weak vessels in my eyes, and a a lot of scar tissue, had also been removed.
It took a full 6 weeks before I could start to see ANYTHING besides pure white out of my left eye. It took another 4 weeks after that before I was seeing pretty much 'normally' (or, normal for me).
I did lose peripheral vision, depth perception, and much of my color vision....however, I believe this was because of the extensive laser I had done for years, sometimes several times a month, and not from the vitrectomy.
Since the vitrectomy that eye has remained stable and has not had ANY problems. My other eye has some issues, but they are infrequent and clear up after about a week without treatment.
I didn't start driving until a few weeks ago, but only because of the vision loss associated with the laser treatments.
Don't put your life on hold! Can you see out of one eye? You'd be surprised how well you can do at most things with vision in just one eye, if you are really determined. I was student teaching during the months of bleeding that led to my vitrecomy, I had the surgery during 'spring break' and then went back and did 2 more months of student teaching while seeing only from one eye!