I was in a similar situation, but I had no option but to get surgery. My arm would dislocate if I raised my arm up to the height of my shoulder.
661 make some braces for the shoulder. Have a look on chain reaction cycles. Depending how your shoulder is damaged and to what extent will determin which may help.
What has your doctor said about it, what does he recomend. If you go for the surgery, make sure they discuss it with you. I ended up having to have 2 differnt operations, as the first turned out to be not enough for my problem. I was out for about 2 years which sucked but its good now.
Agree. I had surgery after I messed up my shoulder in Football. Next year dislocated it all over again. Cant even count the times ive dislocated it, but youre just going to have to keep the arm close to the body when you fall, it sucks I know but when that arm gets up or out it's much easier to pop out. Also that brace is the best one I've used also. jsut a touch of support to help. But you want to be able to move your arm around without it being totally locked at your side or something.