Thanks. I’m just trying to decide if I should wait until after my cruises to have my TKR. It sounds like I should. If I can….I think 8-10 weeks sounds incredibly ambitious to me. I was pretty miserable at that stage and still not sleeping well due to knee tightness/ soreness.
I have had a reasonable recovery but I couldn't really enjoy a trip away from home until around 5- 6 months. It is only now at 8 months that I can really plan holidays and contemplate things like longer flights or cruises.
I have done cruises in the past and there are lots of stairs on boats ( or queues for the lifts) and you need to be reasonably mobile to get in and out of the smaller boats for some shore excursions.
It might be physically possible to do a cruise at 10 weeks post op but most people would struggle I think.