Thanks man, the recovery is going really well.
Although let me chime in on the surgery.I absolutely am not even close to being a doctor (except for what I watch on House) so take what I have to say with that in mind but 2 weeks seems basically impossible.
Now, we might have totally different shoulders issues so again keep all this in mind, but my experience with the surgery was this…
The operation went perfect, however I still had to wear a sling for about 4 weeks. For the first week, the strength in the shoulder is non existent and its hard to even hold your elbow up at a 90 degree angle. 2 weeks after surgery the strength is improved (enough to hold your arm at your side) but you're still in pain…and pretty decent amount of pain. The doctor is going prescribe you drugs, serious drugs, the kind that some addicts would love to get a hold of (Just to give you an idea of the level of discomfort you'll be in). And be ready to not sleep for the first 2 weeks or so…Sleeping in a sling is ridiculously annoying so have the whole series of Breaking bad or Mad Men ready to go cause you will be up all night.
Then you start physical therapy about 2 weeks after surgery…I am a pretty fit and relatively strong mid-20's guy….but at the beginning of therapy, lifting a 1 pound weight up to shoulder height is hard…really hard…so you have some idea of your level of strength at this point. And when your therapist stretches your shoulder, you'll wish you hadn't had the surgery cause dislocating it feels better than the stretches they put you thru.
It took me about 6-8 weeks before I felt comfortable/flexible/strong enough to get back to work (things like reaching the overhead panel, evacuating the aircraft in an emergency, etc..). There's no way I could have done any of those at 2 weeks post op.
Again, we could have been in totally different scenario's and your doctor could be right on (i'm not gonna doubt the doc's cause they know whats up) but in my experience, there is no way I could have been back in the cockpit in 2 weeks.
Having said all this…GO.GET.THE.SURGERY! ha, I waited way too long and dislocated my should many times between the first dislocation and the actual surgery so my advice from the whole thing is go take care of it now. Trust me, its not gonna go away on its own and it really starts to effect your life when you can dislocate it yawning, walking, even sleeping (yes, I did it in each of those ways and more).
Best of luck man and let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to answer anything or share my experience.