I also had rotator cuff surgery. It was painful and very frustrating, to say the least. I had one of the chairs, also husband had to build me a pulley to use. Really, looking back, can't believe I went through weeks & weeks of Physical Therapy. (still paying for it, on cc, I'm sure, Insurance only paid for part and at $30 X 3 days a week. ouch) When I had the surgery, they told me it would take a year to fully recover and I believe it. I'm great now, it's just hard to be laid up for so long and limited to what you can do. Please take car of yourself and do all the PT required, Yes, I know how bad it hurts and it's hard to have to depend on others. Before you realize it, it will finally get well. I hope you have a recliner to sleep on at home. I got some XXXL mens shirts to wear too. I was miserable, thankful for my husband, he took care of me.