I'm currently in that situation. I'm in the middle of 5 weeks off following knee surgery. Now five weeks off sounds great when you're working two jobs, building up your writing/painting business, looking after the family/dogs/house etc - you know, the stuff we all have to do. But when you can't actually DO anything physically it's a real pain. On the plus side, I've spent a lot of time here on Hubpages writing, and I've been able to paint every single day, so I have loads of finished pieces to enter art exhibitions with. In my fantasy time off, I'd also like to go for long walks every day too.