My friends kindly (and very generously) treated me to an overnight trip to Brussels for the Christmas markets. We went early Tuesday morning and got back tea time yesterday. They booked it and then told me I was going! :shock:
Although I had to spend Tuesday night in my hotel room as I couldn't walk by then, it was a good trip. It was a lovely place to visit and the laser lights in the main square were fabulous to watch even in the early evening. We had a horse and carriage ride yesterday morning to reduce the walking for my friend's hubby who has RA and myself. During that horse & carriage ride we learnt a lot of very interesting facts about Brussels from the driver (groom?).
Naturally now I am in massive, huge, payback session. My lumbar spine protested really badly at all the walking and I had horrendous referred pain in both of my hips as well as both of my knees and my left ankle showing their displeasure as well. My left shoulder played up as well as I had my elbow crutch in my right hand so had to pull my small wheeled case with my left hand over the cobbles to the hotel. We'd used the underground in error instead of the train once we got off the Eurostar, so had further to walk to get to the hotel. Thankfully coming back we had a taxi from the hotel to the Eurostar terminal.
So I've spent today on my sofa. I'm maxed up with pain meds and been using my ice packs to try and reduce my swollen knee. Nothing's really working at the moment but I live in hopes for the next couple of days. And I also wait for my credit card bill to arrive ...
I count myself extremely fortunate to have such wonderful friends.
Turn a negative into a positive!