Just a quick update on my recovery progress. I had my 4 month review with the surgeon about 3 weeks ago and he was very happy with my strength and ROM. The pain I was dealing with had been mostly gone at that point unless I put my shoulder in a stretch that pushed on the anchors(External ROM especially overhead) and I was cleared for all normal activity and had my weight restrictions removed. I was however warned that I had to be very careful holding anything away from my body and to take is very slowly.
Unfortunately it wasn't a week later that I had done 'something' to it. I had brewed a 10 gal batch of beer with some friends. It hadn't even thought about carrying things around but I must have carried something heavier than my shoulder liked so I woke up the next day in a lot of pain again.
It took about three weeks to go away with taking NSAID's and cutting out almost all my PT exercises per Dr.'s orders. I hadn't realized it but my shoulders really needed a break and felt better when I went to PT last week than they have in a couple months. I believe my ROM is back to where it was before brewing beer however it's still pretty limited compared to pre-surgery.
I'll be starting to lift again in the next week or so as long as PT continues to be good. I hadn't realized how weak the rest of my body has gotten since my surgery until I was moving some old jukebox wall boxes around this weekend. I'm still much thinner than when I started but I'm probably the weakest I have been in my adult life. With some luck and a lot of perseverance by next spring I'll be back in shape again.