My immediate response to this thread was that the TS isn't too badly off and getting depressed is just ridiculous.
I didn't have it quite as bad as DA, but I did do my knee playing footy and tore the ACL, grade 2 PCL and MCL as well as having a partial menisectomy. I couldn't walk for 3-4months. My affected leg atrophied away to nothing and my good leg lost a lot of size. Lost something in the order of 10kg in the space of about 6-9 weeks. To get back to serious training it was a long time and several years until my strength was back to pre-injury levels (knee is still not 100%).
So pretty much the thing to take away from layoff or injury is that you have more impetus and clearer goals to achieve. This shouldn't be depressing, it should be highly motivating. You know exactly what you have lost and you know exactly what you have to achieve and that it is a realistic goal.
Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 SPARTANS commanding an army of 30,000 free Greeks! HAROOH! The enemy outnumber us a paltry three to one! Good odds for any Greek. This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny, and usher in a future brighter than anything we could imagine. GIVE THANKS MEN, TO LEONIDAS AND THE BRAVE 300! TO VICTORY!
-Dilios at Plataea
been 3 months so far, royally fucked up my wrist at the start of january hitting the bag. i swear i have a compression fracture but the doc didnt want to do xrays and his advice was that it will heal in 3 to 4 days, fuck its been 3 months and still sore. im now struggling with alcohol. instead of actually trying to get back into training slowly even with a sore wrist. id just rather get drunk.