Wow Paul... I didn't realize you needed surgery... Dude, I hope you're doing ok.
Hmmm, as the king of lazy I'll try to give some suggestions:
-Currently I'm reading the Empire series in Trade Paperback form. They're good, and the Volume 3 with the Amanin would appeal to you I think... Good Military story ala Rourke's Drift.
That ought to take 30 minutes of your time up.
I got through Volume 1 in a breeze while waiting at the hospital today myself.
-On X-Box, if you haven't played Full Spectrum Warrior I suggest it. I nabbed it for $20 at Wal-Mart earlier in the week. I'd beaten it on a rental, but I like it... It gets me in the military mood to customize and stuff.
-I agree with Brad on Bounty Hunter if you have a Gamecube. It's a great game and would take you some time. Fantastic story.
-X-Wing Novels are good... Not all are great, but some are. Not sure if you've read the Zahn Trilogy but it's worth a run through if you haven't.
And of course I hope to catch you here!
Take it easy bud, don't stress yourself... And enjoy the downtime. Get a bell to annoy your wife with.