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  1. turkeyneck

    Still going and still rocking!

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going and adapt. Multiple sclerosis decided to impact my life to the point of limiting my walking ability. Even with the help of braces and trekking poles, I am not able to walk everyday and for extended periods of time. However, I started training on a...
  2. PlutseligPilegrim

    Paraplegic and walking with crutches.....

    In May/June 2016 I walked upon a 25-30 year old guy walking Frances with a handicap. From memory he took around 10 steps supported by two crutches before pausing for a second. I was blown away by his willpower and stamina. From what I remember he successfully arrived Santiago and there was a...
  3. turkeyneck

    Not March But Maybe October 2021

    As with all things nowadays, I will postpone my walk until October 2021. It is my sincere hope that all of us begin to recover and soon be together. I will keep training and working to ensure that I can complete a route before my multiple sclerosis renders me immobile. As with most people with...
  4. Paintboy2

    Spine Fusion Adventure

    Have any of you Camino veterans walked after a back fusion? I'm 4 weeks pre-op for a major back fusion operation and I'm wondering how it will impact my next Camino (#5). For those of you in the know it's an L2 - S1 I interbody fusion. I'm not new to surgery having had two total knee...
  5. L

    Doing the Portugues with a disability?

    Hi y'all. Like many people, I'm thinking of doing the Camino next year - september/october, pretty much. After long consideration, I've settled on the Portugues because of the coastal bits - I like the sea. :p Plus the bit with the boat in the Espirituel. Sounds fun. However, I have an extra...
  6. L

    To Those of you with New Hips

    I'm six weeks into healing from receiving a new hip. Doing good but still exhausted after short (2 blocks) walks. My doctor says I'll be able to do the Camino next year providing there's a vaccine and Europe is willing to let anyone from the USA in. My question is to those of you with a new...
  7. woody66

    Maps.me Voice

    Hi! Hope this is OK to post here. Just spent a day and a half trying to get tracking on the Portuguese Coastal for Maps me once done found it does not support voice for walking (only for bikes,cars!) As i am visually impaired i need pretty much accurate voice information regarding what to...
  8. turkeyneck

    With hope and gratitude for March 2021

    Greetings! What a roller coaster of a year so far?! With patience and concerted effort, I hope that all of us make it through the fall and winter then into a blessed spring. With much disappointment, like many pilgrims, I could not start in St Jean last March. To top off the whole pandemic...
  9. simply B

    Pacerpoles for people with diminished core/upper-body strength?

    Long story short... A close friend has been diagnosed with ALS. He has been walking with conventional trekking poles for a few months now but now he has been developing blisters on the hands from the increased chore of weight-bearing. His "next stop" on walking posture support has been told to...
  10. T

    Easiest 100km (for someone with health problems limiting high-intensity exercise)

    Hi, my wife, a devout Catholic, has expressed an interested in Camino a couple of times in the past. Considering that the next year is of special religious importance I'm looking into organizing it. However she has some health problems. Nothing serious, but can't do a lot of strenuous...
  11. woody66

    Severely Visually Impaired Walking Portuguese Coastal Sept 2021

    Hi! I hope to walk the coastal route next year as a solo traveller;i have travelled solo before in Europe several times. When exploring these destinations i had options as to which direction to go ;based on local knowledge. Whereas the camino has one destination Santiago. My question relates...
  12. jsalt

    Walking With Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

    This is a long shot, but thought I’d ask anyway. Is there anyone on this forum who also suffers this condition? I can move this thread to personal messaging if preferred. I’m not looking for medical information, just a support group. Thank you for any replies. Jill
  13. malingerer

    Walking with Meniere's Disease

    Any one out there with personal experience and tips/tricks for walking with Meniere's Disease? Mine is getting worse! I fall inside as well as out of my flat I use my Pacer Poles most of the the time and shop using my hip-belt hiking trolley. This certainly ensures me social distance :) I...
  14. dougfitz

    Vision and eyeglasses while walking

    [MODERATOR'S NOTE: These first two posts have been moved from another thread, as the topic seems worth a thread of its own.] Edit (to explain the issue now that this has been used to create a new thread) Older walkers might have noticed that when they are using bi-focal, multi-focal or...
  15. K

    6-7 days walking for someone with arthritis

    Hello, my wife and I have previously completed sections of Caminos St. James and Norte. Unfortunately, my wife has started to develop arthritis in her ankles and knees. At this stage she is comfortable walking 10-15k on the flat but has a problem with continuous or long uphill/downhill...
  16. D

    Camino on a Wheelchair

    Do you have any advices for the Coast Portuguese Camino on a wheelchair? Is it "possible"? Do you know any wheelchair adapted albergues? I am doing with a friend on a wheelchair next month, starting in Baiona. If you have any tips I will be very appreciate. Thank you. Regards
  17. Mark McCarthy

    Audio description for the film The Way

    Does anyone know if any of the Camino films like The Way or Six Ways to Santiago have an audio description feature for visually impaired viewers?
  18. Pelegrin

    Disabled pilgrims will be able to make reservations in public albergues

    The news says that for Xacobeo21, disabled pilgrims will be allowed to make reservations in public albergues of Xunta de Galicia. Also says: - The Xunta albergues are going to be conditioned for disabled pilgrims. - Some stages in Galicia and other Comunidades Autónomas will have audioguide...
  19. L

    Which (short) section of the Camino should I take my mother who uses a wheelchair on?

    Hello guys, My name is Lina, 22 year old and I am planning to walk the Camino Frances for the first time starting May 2020. My mom was diagnosed with MS a while ago and we would always promise each other that we will walk the Camino together when she gets better. Fast forward 10 years and my...
  20. S

    Anyone done a Camino Frances with someone with limited mobility

    HI there, I am planning on doing some of the Camino Frances with a family member with MS. He can only walk 3 miles per day. I am thinking of us walking the 3 miles then getting some sort of transportation to the next stage. Any ideas from those of you who have attempted the Frances like this?
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