I can only do small things in the garden for now as I'm 3 weeks post-op from rotator cuff surgery. I put it off for the better part of a year and tried a cortisone shot to see if that helped----it did for about 2 1/2 weeks before the pain and discomfort returned.
So I bit the bullet and opted for the surgery, which went well with the techniques used today. Four tiny holes, only 8 stitches in all, have to wear a sling for 5 weeks and have already started PT to get range of motion back. PT is going very well so far and I have great folks helping me.
I did manage to transplant about 100 or so leafy greens plants as they were clustered up pretty tight and needed proper spacing. I can do small, light things and nothing strenuous about transplanting lettuce, chard, kale and other leafy salad greens. And I did so at the right time as it is raining lightly almost every day and keeping the ground damp so they can recover.
It's nice to not have constant pain in the joint. I do have some discomfort, but it is decreasing almost daily and once I'm back to normal, I don't expect the joint to feel anywhere near like it did pre surgery.