As most of you know I came into the Air Force in hopes of becoming a Combat Controller. Unfortunately due to a injury sustained while playing football, it looks like I may not be able to physically do the training. In December I sustained a shoulder injury which was diagnosed as a minor tear of the supraspinatus tendon. An injury that will heal with therapy and time. So for 5 months I endured the pain and had faith that it would heal. Around May the pain increased and I started having problems swimming. Specifically the shoulder would give out when my arm was directly over head. I went back to the Doctor and they decided I needed surgery. During the surgery they discovered that I did not have a minor tear of the supraspinatus tendon, but had ripped the Labrum in half, and seperated it from the shoulder socket. This required multiple anchors be placed into the shoulder socket to resecure the tissue to the bone. I am now 3 weeks post-op, and have been in physical therapy since 3 days post-op. Weds I started to experience extreme pain during the therapy sessions. I went to my Doctor yesterday and found out that the therapy may have been to much to soon. And I have experienced a set back to week 1 post-op. The shoulder healing to the point that I can sustain the training, and be physically capable of operating in the SpecOp community will not be known for months. At the age of 31, soon to be 32, I see my dream of becoming a Combat Controller disappearing due to a backyard game of football. So hear I sit taking demerol and feeling sorry for myself on the internet.