i found this old thread, so thought i’d reply.
it has been 1.5 years since the microfracture surgery on my shoulder, and i am now lifting again.
i’m not massively strong, but i was worried that after surgery i’d only be able to do very light activity. this hasn’t really been the case.
some exercises really aggrevate the shoulder, but the vast majority are absolutely fine.
i can overhead press 60 kilos on the bar quite happily, and bench press 100+. deadlifts are OK too. squats are OK, holding the bar can be a bit tricky.
If anyone has to have this surgery, don’t worry, you should be able to lift again (after a ton of rehab of course).