Recovering from car accident
Last week Monday I was in a car accident. I was driving a work truck when I got t-boned by an out of control crown vic. Between getting spun around and whacked upside the head by the side curtain airbag, I have had a concussion, whiplash, and pain across my shoulders and all down my left side. Last week I couldn't pick up my jacket without serious pain all down my back. Not fun, I don't recommend it.
Needless to say, I'm worried about my hunting season at this point. Luckily, I have the late November Boise River archery elk tag (Nov 10 - Nov 30) and a controlled rifle deer hunt also in November, so I have a little time to recover. At this point though, I can't carry a pack and I can't draw my bow and with my head still hurting I am leary of the muzzle blast on even my unbraked 7mm-08. The deer hunt is for antlerless, and the biggest we have gotten on that hunt before is 130lb, so the .223 might be an option if I really can't use the 7mm-08, but I was hoping to get a load worked up using the 162gr ELD-X to see what it does.
So that is the situation, what I am looking for is any advice on how to recover quicker, tips to get my pack weight down, etc. Maybe a reminder that I still have more than a month and a half at this point too, as I keep feeling really down when I think about maybe not being able to hunt this year.