So, I just had my follow up on the MRI of my shoulder. Basically: * I have a "very tiny" partial tear of the rotator cuff. * I have "a lot" of inflammation in the shoulder joint. * My shoulder is structurally "totally normal".
The upshot of which is: Left to its own devices, the injury will probably just get better slowly over the course of the next few months. In the hopes of hustling it along a bit, we're going to try physical therapy and follow up in a month. There is an outside chance that if the inflammation is stubborn, I might still need surgery, but it's pretty unlikely.