Welcome back, Evelyne!!
I just came back from an enforced two months off clay. Sick, bursitis in my stinkin' knee, then vacation, then sick again, more bursitis, then bronchitis. It was cold in my uninsulated studio so the air would make me cough and wheeze. This happened a couple months after I moved all clay tools and other supplies out of my old living room work station where I used to make little stuff so I couldn't even do that without transporting everything back in.
A couple years ago I sliced my pinky open washing a mug that broke in my hand. Four stitches and my hand couldn't be in any water for two weeks; then for two weeks after that only clean water.
When I'm sick obviously I spend a lot of time in bed. But I always make pot after enormous gallon pot of various kinds of soup from scratch. I make chicken noodle, spicy tortilla soup, hot and sour soup with tiny rice noodles. I always add huge amounts of veggies. My son and I put sriracha in it and eat it as we wipe our streaming eyes. It's our game that I tell him about all the germs he's killing by eating that spicy hot soup!
Otherwise when I'm away from clay for a time, I finish a book about every 2nd or 3rd day, I sew, I sketch designs, I think through roadblocks I've been experiencing with my work, I watch tons of pottery videos and read anything clay related I can get my hands on.
I read all the CAD articles and any clay blog I can find, and months later I will be experiencing a problem and the answer will float up to me from my subconscious mind. I even read articles on techniques I don't think I'll ever use. That's how I got into using wax resist mishima, which I now use on over 50% of my work. I was trying all these different techniques to get a crisp clean line for the grass on my wildflower pots and after the third or fourth attempt my brain suggested wax over leather hard and then I remembered reading it in a Big Ceramic Store article months or even years before. I had forgotten but it was still squirreled away.