Well if it killed your confidence, don't get back on, even if everyone says ' don't be a wimp, get back on or the horse will think his boss' but the horse will feel that your scared and be scared too. So its safer to wait untill your confidence is back!
I believe if a person doesn't get on after a bad experience(if they are severely hurt that's another story) they will be nervous about it and some people never get back on. I got back on to show myself that although I fell I will get back on and continue to ride and also that way my horse knows I will continue.
The bruising went away for the most part.Still have a sore elbow but I'm thankful.