Working out with injuries, healing thru exercise

I think I had boatloads of endorphins flooding my system for the whole two weeks I was extreme cycling in Europe and this masked all the pain I should have been feeling. Now that I’m home, I feel like an invalid. My shoulder is so painful that I cant even do normal daily activities, I cant even turn a steering wheel with my left arm. My ankle is very slow to recover from the extreme cycling, walking is tough and running/cycling is completely out of the question. I’m pretty resourceful and yet I cant think of any cardio I can do. There are some things I can work out though, I’m going to the gym to do a gimp workout, the things I know I can still do:
I’ll do every possible exercise – 30min
leg extensions
leg curls
biceps (if shoulder allows)
triceps (is shoulder allows)
Do what you can! Listen to your doctor but never let injuries get you down! Dont be stupid and make an injury worse but find ways to workout around it. Getting some exercise, any exercise, helps the body heal. Not to be underestimated is the mental benefit of working out when injured. Its easy to feel powerless, depressed or sorry for yourself when injured. When you do find ways to workout, it puts you back in control of the situation – YOU are taking steps to get better and the positive mental benefits of healing are not to be underestimated.
OK, now I’m heading off to do whatever I can! I’m just as excited about this gimp workout as I am when I have tried to best my one rep maxes! Go Scooby Go!!!
See my injuries page on my website