Sounds like you have some good ways to pass the time while recuperating. Back in May/June 2008 I had pneumonia.
I had bought my first DSLR in Nov. 2007, but never had much time to use it. While recuperating I spent a lot of time...reading the manual and also Yvon Bourque's manual on using the K10D.
Passed the time and got a good understanding of my K10D...along with my only digital lens at the time...the 16-45.
I wish you well for a speedy recovery.