How about a weight training/exercise guide for us post-op folks? I actually was prescribed all the rotation and scapular exercises even before surgery to keep my cuff strong. We could share tips, what works and what doesnt and things of that nature. I think there are other people that would appreciate it, plus it would give the site another dimension and also motivate people to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let me know your thoughts.
One thing I found extremely helpful is to put a small rolled up towel under my armpit when I do external and internal rotation exercises. It pushes humerus in the correct position and really cuts the pain.
Also, make sure that you stabilize your shoulder during exercises. What I mean by that is visualize the head of humerus sliding back and just pull it back without engaging scapular muscles. Also prevents pain during motion.
My routine is based on dumbell, weights/therabands(if I can't get to the gym), and stretching exercises. This is a good start to organize the section.
I also would be concerned that people would start doing some of these exercises too soon. This would cause more harm than good. I think people need to get the ok before trying the exercises posted especially the ones with weights.
I like the idea and agree w/ Karen's precautions. I think it'd be good to have an area where people can share exercises they learned in PT, and they could also describe when they did them in the overall timeline, that way we can compare our whole recovery programs, not just individual exercises.