The good news...
My shoulder was in pretty rough shape. The tear was minimal but I had a bone spur & a lot of bursitis that needed to be removed. I got to see the pictures. The befores were pretty ugly. The afters are just pretty. The tissue was all fury (for lack of a better way of putting it) before but after it was smooth as a baby's bottom.
My recovery is going very well. Dr. Ross told me that my range of motion is much better than most 1-week post-op patients. She was surprised that I'm not taking any pain meds--not even naprosyn. My pain level is minimal.
I can start taking brisk walks today!!!! I can shower & get in the pool today!!!! I'm not allowed to lift more than 5 lbs right now.
I will start physical therapy to increase my resistive and passive range of motion & do strength conditioning. I'll do it at the clinic 2 to 3 days a week. Woohoo!
The bad news...
I have to go back to work on the 14th. Dammit to hell!!!