For what it's worth taking a couple of weeks off from the gym can seem like shear torture I know. I had a knee injury last winter. I run and workout to relieve stress more than anything. It drove me bananas not being able to do much on an injured knee. So I figured I'd approach things from another angle. I laid off the running and lower body workouts and concentrated on more core workouts and stretching for a couple of months. I think doing so improved my overall fitness and helped me feel better faster...? This is not the solution but another approach. Good luck!
[I]When 900 years you reach, look as good, you will not.[/I]