Yeah, the idea of being forced to do something (or not do something in this case) is what really bothers me. I am planning to stay to groomers and spend most of my time trying to help my son progress in his riding. Impacts make my whole leg sore but I feel like I could ride at my son's pace and be confident.
I have a wife and kids as well and I can't afford to miss any more work. It was nice to hang out a bit when I had my crutches but I need to work or we won't be able to pay bills.
I think the whole thing is about swallowing my pride a little bit and focusing on the joy of being on the mountain rather than the adrenalin rush I am usually looking for.