Long story short, I was just 3P and referred to MEB. This happened May 10 2019. I have had 1 shoulder surgery and currently scheduled for a second one. I am active duty army with 18 years 11 months in. My question is what are the chances I will make it through the MEB process and still be able to retire with 20 years. I was told that the process wont fully start until I have had the surgery and been released from physical therapy. Is this True? Also I do have other conditions but the Shoulder injury is what prompted the MEB.