So many times when folks read up on forums, they are reading the pain and frustration of others who are experiencing the trials they too are experiencing. I wanted to encourage others about shoulder replacement. My spouse had his shoulder 100% replaced by a well respected Dr. in Atlanta. He followed every bit of exercise recommendation and today, not only does he have full use of his arm and shoulder, he has 100% of his movement he had pre-surgery. He can shoot a shotgun, climb ladders, reach high, do construction work, anything and everything he did before. He lost ZERO reach, movement or anything else. I hope this encourages someone who may be concerned. I know he was. He was afraid life would never be the same. The only thing he regrets is not doing it sooner.