I played for a good while with an abdominal hernia. I remember sticking my wallet inside my clothes so the intestine didn't squeeze through my abdomen when I blew. I also missed about 6 months of playing with Bells Palsey (Still don't know what caused that one) I feel your pain Rowuk. Maybe brush up on your Piano skill while your down, write some tunes. Just find a way to stay productive but most of all get the rest you need and get better.