p.hawkssame thing happened to me. They thought it was a sprain, said to wait 6 weeks. I was about to go abroad, so we told them to do the mri, and they found out it was torn. I delayed surgery about 6 months so I could go abroad and stay on track in school.
Surgery was June 17, 2013
in a sling for ~6 weeks, started PT at 2 weeks (passive)
Active PT began at 6 weeks, once you get there, you can get started with very light weights. It takes a long time to get your range back. For reference, I didn't start lifting until mid April, 2014. I would say I was back to my normal strength for most lifts by June, and since early July, most over the head lifts are fine. Mine took longer because I delayed, so I lost a lot of the muscle in my back, which took a very long time for me to rebuild.
For skiing this past season, in December I wasn't able to take the moguls at all. I mostly just chilled, took some pictures, stuff like that for the season. By February, I was able to hit small to medium jumps with no pain.
A few things to note. You will be mostly immobile for a few weeks. Standing for too long (even wearing the sling) will hurt. Don't expect to drive for 6 weeks, but even then it can be quite uncomfortable.
I know this doesn't sound encouraging, but I don't want to downplay it. My experience was likely worsened a little by delaying surgery. Find some shows you like on netflix, and stick with PT. It will be hard when you feel like no progress is being made, but the more you do it, the sooner you will be back. PM me or post with any questions. Lastly, mine was dominant, start practicing with your other hand now, or find someone willing to do it for you. It will be a while before you can properly fap.
Haha jeeze you had it easy.
I dislocated my shoulder 3 times, tore my labrum, then dislocated it 3 more times. The last time it dislocated it was just from doing a flip into some water.
I believe the operation was called bankart repair surgery. I was in an immobilizing sling for 4 weeks, and then a regular one for month. After that I had basic movement exercises, but my real PT didn't start until almost 3 months after surgery. After 3 months I could run again, and after 7 months I was cleared to ski. I'd say it took me about a year to get back to weightlifting.
fak u dolan