Thanks for the kind words. I take it you got all of your questions answered sufficiently and are ready to move on with fixing the problem. I am sure you are in very capable hands with your orthopedic surgeon. I hope all goes well. I am guessing you will be in a big abduction pillow splint - aka an "airplane sling" - for 6-8 weeks. The best thing you can do to get yourself back on the course is follow all of the precautions you doctor will give you - the restrictions will suck but they are there for a reason. Holler if you have any questions.