It's a blessing because when you're having trouble you realize how great a friends you have. My coworkers refused to let me take the ER, which can be very taxing on most days. They made me take the medical/ surgical floors and do just regular treatments.
When I couldn't get into my doctor's office to see him, I caught up with my doctor and he made it so I was seen. That's what I call your good neighborhood doctor. Some people say he's not such a good doctor, but as far as I'm concerned he's a champ in my book.
Surely it's a burden that I had to take a week off from my workouts, but it's a blessing that my wife and kids were understanding and made it so I could take it easy for a while. It actually got to the point I was getting bored.