Well, two things are different since my last posting.
First, seems the shoulder was more severely damaged than the MRI indicated. There was a 65% tear of the Supraspinatus tendon. That meant the surgeon could not repair arthroscopically. So I have a three inch scar as a souvenir. Recovery is coming along. It is amazing how many things take two hands to do!
Second, my father fell just before Christmas and hit his head. Unfortunately that caused a subdural hematoma from which he did not recover. He passed on December thirty-first. He was 97 in November.
I will be traveling East shortly to attend to various details.