Well, the day I’ve hoped would never come is coming next week: shoulder surgery. I actually found this forum more than a year ago doing research on my injury and have been educated by some great threads where the likes of spittle, bronco_mba, drak, and danlalane have chronicled their experiences. The shoulder started to bother me at the end of summer 2008 after a lot of tennis. Went to the Ortho and had X-rays and an MRI, which showed a small tear in he supraspinatus tendon. I did PT for 6 months and it went from about 50% to 75%. Then I did home therapy for another 6 months and got it to near 90% while playing tennis all summer. This fall it started to decline again so I got another X-ray and MRI, this time with contrast, and it showed the tear at near 50% thickness, a small bone spur (probably the culprit) and a possible SLAP tear (won’t know for sure until surgery). So… I’m going under the knife, well...the scope. I’m getting nervous so I'm trying to get my ducks in a row and have less to worry about: 1. Kids taken care for the day / wife to drive me 2. Plans for meds and PT set up 3. Rented a recliner to sleep sitting up (electric-lift for $20/week!) 4. Electric toothbrush and shaver for easier left hand use 5. Took a week off work 6. Bought a couple of zippered sweatshirts/sweatpants for easier dressing 7. Got a couple of good books and movies 8. All the fall yard work done (and hung the Christmas lights!) Did I miss anything? The doc says 6 months to full recovery, which is the beginning of June so I hope to enjoy a full summer of tennis. All experiences I’ve read say to do, but don’t overdo the PT, so I plan to diligently follow the instructions I’m given. The last thing I want is to prolong the recovery. Sorry for the long post - just going a little crazy waiting for the impending day. Any advice from those who have been through it?