I'm with ya.
I got kicked in the knee over a year ago, and had knee surgery in January. Between the kick and the surgery, I rode 5 times, once was just a 5 minute walk because it was too uncomfortable to stay on longer. I'm still in pain (it's been 4 months to the day today, actually) and we have no idea when I'll be allowed back in the saddle.
What's kept me sane? Photography. I bring my camera with me almost every time I go to the barn, and am extremely excited with the pictures I've brought home each time.
6 months will pass by really fast - it will suck, but at least you know you'll be getting back on then!