Hi, marilynn. I had reverse shoulder replacement 6 months ago at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Dr. Sperling was great. The recovery was/is difficult, but pain was not a big problem. My shoulder is my dominant arm, so having it in the immobilizer 24/7 for 6 weeks was no picnic. Also, there were passive exercises 2-3 times a day for the 6 weeks. My daughter had to manipulate my arm for those exercises, about 15 minutes each set. At 6 months out, in what my surgeon says is a 2 year recovery, I have some aching at times, but no bad pain. I don't need help with my clothes or hair and I can vacuum, sweep…things I had difficulty with before the surgery. I have been limited to lifting 10 lbs, but can now work up gradually to 25 lbs. Overall, I am very happy that I had the surgery, even though I was ready to burn that immobilizer after those 6 weeks.