I've got the all clear from the surgeon to be able to cross-stitch so I am very pleased with my efforts last night (Note: I didn't do all this last night, but most of it).
I can feel the end is in sight! A trip to the fabric store will be next for the backing fabric.
My surgeon follow-up gave me the all clear to be able to drive and stitch! I have to do physio for a little while, but I am already super pleased with the movement I have compared to what it was like before the operation. I even slept flat in my bed for the first time last night in months.
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during my shoulder issues!