Sorry to hear about your accident. I can appreciate the loss of mobility and independence when you have a broken bone (or worse in your case).
I'm really enjoying reading Guy Gavriel Kay. He often writes low or medium fantasy style (ie, there aren't elves and dragons and spells slung about, most of the time) but there IS magic in the world, albeit more rare. His writing quality is truly excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his works to anyone. So far I have read Tigana, the Fionavar Tapestry (trilogy), the Saratine Mosaic (duology, in book two now).
You may wish to consider the Player Companion, Champions of Purity. At low levels, Blessed Touch is helpful to you and your allies (+1 hp healed with each Lay on Hands) and Weapon of Peace is nice to not always kill the bad guys (-2 penalty for nonlethal melee attacks vs -4 normally).