I had surgery on 12/27 for what they thought was a torn rotater cuff. It ended up being just an impingement. The recovery time should be shorter but boy it hurts! The meds they gave me do nothing. I have given myself some reiki treatments and that really helps the pain. I have 3 stab wounds on my right shoulder (I'm right-handed too!) that look like they were stitched back together by a 3 yr. old! I have been laying around mostly watching TV and reading. I have been making meals and doing the dishes too. I go to the Dr. this coming week and hopefully will get back into PT to get my arm moving. Happy New Year everyone!