Thanks so much for the replies. I had no idea there may be so many people with this experience here. Are we getting gimpy? I would have given more detail had I known.
I am having the whole ball of wax. SLAP tear, and rotator cuff repair, including cadaver transplants. I will be out of work for 9-12 months IF all goes well. I live in Alaska and would hate to take one slip on the ice and ruin it all. SO, I'm considering shutting up the house and moving someplace warm to convalesce.
I do not expect to dive for 5-6 months, but am hoping to get in some serious diving in the month or 2 prior to returning to work.
I have found a small home near the beach in Vietnam for $350 a month, completely furnished. But, would like to find smoothing similar in a better diving area. The initial trip may be 2-3 months post repair and may be just recon for further down the road.
I was also thinking of cutting the arm off an old 3mm wetsuit and strapping my arm to my chest. In order to do this, I would have to only go out in clam seas and be on a boat that would allow me to get in the water, then hand me my dive gear. I doubt I will be photographing at all for some time as my right shoulder is involved.
I'm still investigating and appreciate any continued info. Again thanks.