I can relate (sort of). I was in a terrible crash two years ago that smashed my femur into 4 pieces. Because of complications and three debilitating surgeries I'm still working to walk again. VR helps by freeing my mind from the restrictions of my body. Plus, depression hit pretty hard. All I wanted to do was sit and play games. Roomscale VR has been a MAJOR enticement to just get up and move again.
Funny story: One of the first games I played after the accident was Day Z (on a monitor). Day Z is a pretty hardcore survival game. Well I was doing pretty good walking from town to town gathering supplies and generally enjoying myself. So I go into this old barn to check it out. I climbed up to the hayloft and found a revolver! Coming back down the ladder I mis-stepped and fell AND BROKE MY DAMNED LEG! So there I was, leg broken, playing a game where I had to crawl around the f***ing map for literally days looking for ways to cut wood and make a splint, while staying alive by eating stuff I found on the floor! I never found a saw or hatchet and resigned to the fact that I had to restart the game. Well if you know the game, you know that the only way to restart is to die. So now, there I am, I'm crawling around like a lunatic trying to figure out ways to kill myself!! My god! It was the most depressing game I ever played! I finally just crawled out into the street and lay there. A couple hours later I got the attention of a zombie that shambled over and ate me to death!
I never played Day Z again.