I'm probably having reconstructive surgery on my right shoulder before thanksgiving. I just got back from an MRI after a preliminary visit yesterday with the surgeon. We don't have a surgery scheduled yet, though. I go back to the surgeon a week from tomorrow. Well, let's start at the beginning, shall we? I was born with hyper-loose ligaments and tendons along with generally excellent flexibility. For example, I can dislocate both shoulders and both hips on command, hyper extend most of my joints, and reach around my head with my right arm and grab my right ear. Jump a few (16) years to last october. I was playing in a paintball tournament and took a headfirst dive over and into the snake (it's a long, low bunker: http://www.mafia.azpaintball.cz/clanky-obrazky/snake.jpg). My jersey sleeve caught on a stake and instead of landing with both arms out in front of me, the upper portion of my right arm was vertical when it hit the ground. My shoulder tried to stay put but my body went down. POP. All of a sudden, I was dealing with a posterior shoulder dislocation on the 50 yard-line in a paintball tournament. Basically, i pushed it back in and finished the day, playing conservatively. I did physical therapy for three months and then stopped because it was strong. It slowly got weaker and weaker until, during august, it was dislocating 3-4 times per week, anteriorly (the opposite direction of the original injury). So I started PT again but after a month, my shoulder was actually getting worse. About a week ago, the physical therapist and I decided that PT wasn't helping and I needed to look into surgery. I'm looking at a 3 month recovery before I get strength and full range of motion back. So, 11 months after the original trauma, that's where it stands! ps. I haven't played paintball since the accident. I can't rock climb now, either. edit: pps. If my right arm's in a sling, how can i get out and take photos???