Welcome to Rehab
COngrats Mike on your successful surgery:
Being a PT myself and having shoulder issues as well, it sounds like you should be good to go by this spring. The best piece of advice I can give you is dont' push it throgh this vist 6 weeks. Do what your doc and PT say and let that tissue heal, after about 6 weeks most if not all that stuff they stiched back together should be healed after taht it's just slowly increasing the weights and rnage of motion.