What I take away from this:
* Patience, patience, and more patience
* Injuries hurt even more when you inflict them upon yourself
* The physical therapy department has awesome coffee
* It's okay that it's snowy and cold outside
* And finally, when something hurts, don't ignore it and keep working!
Hopefully, with the gift of time and a rigorous physical therapy regimen, I will be outside, happily gardening come April. Until then....aaarrrgh!