We've just had a long weekend in Ghent prior to my knee replacement next Monday.
We had a great time & the weather wasn't too bad although the Friday was very cold, so cold in fact that I got a rash on my legs from the cold! I don't think I've had that happen for many years!
We stayed in a 18thc B&B very near the city centre so were able to walk there. It was a lovely old house but a bit cold at times! We had a room in the attic on the 3rd floor so the poor knees were challenged!
I was worried how I'd be as I take MTX on Wednesday usually I feel rough for the following 4 days. However this week I'm glad to say I had very little side effects so was able to enjoy our break & even drink some local beer!
I may need my knee replacing (already had one done!) but was still able to walk everywhere with the help of a stick & pain relief!
Well I thought I might as well make sure I get my money's worth of needing a new knee!!
I'm not looking forward to the surgery or being out of action for so long. Having had one done already I know what to expect but think the recovery may be longer as my RA is more active than it was 5 years a go when the other knee was done, also my back & heel are very sore due to compensating for the bad knee.
Watching that I dont' gain too much weight with boredom is going to be hard too!