So I survived another week in the sling doing nothing but working or watching movies. The muscles have mostly healed which makes not being allowed to use them pretty frustrating. There's still enough pain to remind me how fragile the tendons still are, though. Supposedly, if all goes well, I will be able to lose the sling for good on the 9th, a little over two more weeks, sigh. PT still involves no use of the shoulder muscles. I do "pendulums" 4 times a day and some grip exercises. At therapy the therapist moves my arm through its available ROM while telling me to completely relax my shoulder. Then I go home and ice it. At least ROM is actually improving. It's somewhere around 75% in every direction after 4 weeks. I guess that's good. I'm walking a couple of miles a day now, and I discovered I can use my rower by gripping it in the center with my right hand. The left stays in my lap, and the shoulder doesn't move, so I think it's safe. It's a challenge keeping the handle centered so the chain doesn't rub, and after 30 minutes my forearm is toast. After I'm healed I might keep the one arm rowing thing going to see if it makes my lagging forearms grow. It's probably genetic, but it doesn't hurt to try. Planning on returning to the gym on Sunday - against the advice of both doc and therapist. I figure some light leg extensions three times a week can't be that risky. Hell, just hanging out with the other old farts like me is probably pretty good therapy by itself. Oh yea, still no neck pinch pain. It's completely gone.