Not sure about the rotator cuff injury and the severity or what the name of it was...it was a surprise to me when I was in the recovery room as it was not part of the planned surgery. I had a full AC Joint reconstruction (three new ligaments...thank you dead person), and a 60% tear of the labrum. When they opened my shoulder up, they discovered my rotator cuff was also severely torn. I was 5-6 weeks in a sling (atrophy central), and now going on my third week of PT next Monday. Things feel tight, but there is no question I will be back.
Sounds like your rotator injury was more severe than mine. I climbed for 6 months with the shoulder all torn up with skin and muscle holding it together, so the way I look at it, it isn't going to be any worse after the repair
I am happy with the progress so far. Where are you doing PT Eric?