Well, it could not possibly be worse than what I did!
After my first LT totaling accident in '01, where I totaled my 4 month old, 11,500 mile LT, I was recuperating at home after 2 weeks in the hospital. I had a full upper body "Kydex Jacket" on to protect my 3 fractured vertebrae. I had a brand new black '01 LT sitting in the garage that my dealer had delivered about 8 weeks after the accident. After three weeks of moping around the house, and going to the garage and seeing that brand new black beauty just sitting there, with a tear in it's eye, I just could not stand it any longer.
I had another member who lived relatively close by (John Wilson) who had said he would ride with me the first time I took it out. I called him and said "Let's Go!"
We left home, and after about 2 miles I felt GREAT! We rode for a bout 30 miles, stopped for a quick lunch, and headed back. I was wearing my Kydex Jacket under my riding gear.
I was feeling really good, but fatigued after many weeks of inactivity. We got to the last turn into my neighborhood, and I stopped for oncoming traffic. Put my feet down, and caught the pants leg on the footpeg just long enough to get the bike started over. Already pretty weak, and afraid to put any pressure on my healing broken back, the bike went down.
As John and I were getting ready to right the bike, John said something like "Boy, are you in trouble now!" My wife had gone somewhere in the car right after we left, and just at that moment she came from the other direction, and saw us there with my brand new bike on it's side in the middle of the road.
That is one time I will never forget!
It was more embarassing than anything else, and beyond that I felt GOOD to be riding again. Soon after that I was back into my 30,000 mile/year riding again.
Yes, it IS therapeutic. Tell her that.