Hi, I'm new here. I've had problems with my left shoulder for some years, Xray and MRI show no cartilage left and some "wear" to the rotator cuff. I've been heading for replacement surgery, saw the consultant last week. He's not sure if he'd do the total repacement or the reverse in my case. But, as I went in, he said "how's the shoulder?" and I said "not too bad" - and he asked if I was sure I wanted to go ahead at the present time. Which set me thinking - is it advanced enough to need surgery? I don't generally have pain at rest or any significant pain at night, but there's pain on movement and some restriction of movement. It doesn't really restrict my life very much, other than not being able to lift much weight with my left arm, and not being able to pull strongly with it. So, I'm debating whether to cancel for now or not. Any advice?