Hey Blade & Shaft,
Thought I'd weigh in because I've had similar experiences. I don't really have any new info for you but I'll reiterate some important points. I dislocated my shoulder, came back strong with lots of PT and strengthening. Eventually I dislocated a couple more times and ultimately had surgery after which lots more PT and strengthening got me back on the Rio. After my initial dislocation it took a substantial amount of time before I could paddle. That's without surgery, I mean like several months of rehab before my shoulder was back in action. After the surgery it was even longer. I had surgery in March and wasn't paddling again until spring the following year. So almost an entire year of rehab. Here's what I learned: #1 If rolling hurts your shoulder...YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR ROLL! Seriously...I mean with professional instruction, not your friends showing you how they think a roll should be done. If you develop a proper, fluid roll either C2C or sweep it shouldn't hurt. #2. See a physical therapist...Again, with some profesional instruction your rehab will be safer and hopefully faster. #3. If your shoulder is really so unstable that a stiff breeze makes it feel like it's going to dislocate, it may be time to see your local orthopedic surgeon.