Straight to the point: I got extremely ill last year with viral inflammation of the brain (very, very rare), and it screwed me up pretty badly. I didn't lift weights for 8 months.

I'm doing MUCH better these days, and have started back into some weight lifting. But I'm not fully healed: I still have residuals (fuzzy vision, fatigue, headaches), and I don't know whether I should be ADDING to things my body needs to work on healing (such as damaged muscle tissue, as that's how muscles grow). If I don't lift weights, would I be shoring up energy for my body to work on healing?

It would kill me to cut out weights entirely, even if temporarily, but if it's wise in these circumstances, I'll do it.