I just saw a surgeon about my torn rotator cuff. He said it won't improve on it's own and I need surgery. I also have bone spurs that need removed. So, Friday I go in. I'm not too concerned about the procedure, but worried about how much time I will need to take off work. I only have two weeks of sick leave. We aren't allowed to carry days over from one year to the next. Has anyone had this surgery and how long before you returned to work? I do physical work.