I've been gratified and moved by all the comments and support I've received in the "Travel after knee replacement" thread I started several months ago. I recently updated with my latest progress report. One of those who have responded in that thread is Kim from Oklahoma, who is having knee replacement tomorrow as I write this. Good luck, Kim!
I still have a ways to go with my recovery on the right knee, but I'm confident enough in the ultimate outcome that I've scheduled the left knee for Election Day, Nov. 6. And I'm confident enough about my subsequent recovery that we signed up yesterday for the April 29-May 8 Best of Scotland Tour. Maybe I won't quite be at a full 100 percent by then, but I'm pretty sure I'll be close enough to handle the tour.
Why Scotland? Mainly because our son plans to spend a semester at the University of Edinburgh. Being responsible parents, of course we'll have to check in and make sure everything is OK.
This will be our third RS tour (Best of Paris 2015 and VFR 2017). We've had a wonderful time on our two previous tours and been lucky to have great fellow travelers, several of whom I still keep in touch with on Facebook.
I'm foolishly excited to press the button committing us to the trip. Can't wait for a new adventure.