What's that old first aid acronym? Oh, RICE, that's it:
Rest: Do not exercise the injured area or perform any movement that causes pain.
Ice: Apply a bag filled with crushed ice three to four times a day for no longer than 20 minutes each time.
Compression: Wrap an elastic bandage snugly around the injured area. (In your case, Micca, be very careful with this. Not TOO tight and check frquently for circulation.)
Elevation: Raise the injured limb higher than the heart and keep it elevated until the pain diminishes.
I know you've got a gazillion old movies on tape, so...lots of things to watch, write, read, learn new parodies or write some, surf the 'Net, have a friend over, phone a friend, or just hang out here with us.:-)
Take it easy...this will be a piece of cake compared to staying down after surgery last year.