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A bad dream

Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#1
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
 

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#5
Well Peter you are after all one of our most treasured Camino Angels.
Like I already wrote on the Non Serious Thread you did so much good with the shells for Denise that we as a Camino community can not stay behind.
Is Santiago's spirit not wonderful and uplifting?
Now rest well and above all listen to the nurses!
Otherwise I have to come over and lecture you....;)
 

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#7
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Hey! Peter! so wonderful to see you being the AUTHOR of this part of your story. You can be SURE of continuing prayer. (By the way, yesterday I found a thread with rules about Capital letters and changing text colours, but shh! I don't care! it is more important to make sure you and Marianne know you are being surrounded with love and prayer as well as appropriate medical care and attention!) Now, I will try not to CAPITALISE ANY MORE!
 
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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#18
What a journey, Peter!
I so am glad they found the source, you can be treated at home.
Thank you for taking the energy to fill us in on your news. Now it's healing time...we are all on the sidelines with prayers and cheering you on. Get well soon!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
#19
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Wow Peter
You have surely been through the mill since the 13th...and you have come through it
You are always so helpful to all of us on this forum and we all wish you the best
Keep in touch re your progress
With best wishes
Annette
 

TaijiPilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017)
#23
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Joining with your pilgrim friends to wish a speedy recovery. Take care, and buen camino.
 

Bristle boy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
#28
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Wow...sorry to read this! I wish you a speedy recovery to full fitness! Sounds like you had some brilliant help!
Best wishes!
 
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Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
#30
Sorry to read that you have been so unwell Peter and wish you a speedy recovery. May you continue to be surrounded by Camino Angels. Sending Love and healing light to a fellow Pilgrim.
 
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Houffalize - Trier April 2012
#31
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Very sorry indeed to hear this. I wish you a rapid and complete recovery. You are in my prayers.
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
#33
Im just happy that we live in the age we do! We're able to diagnose and deal with issues like this. Glad they seem to have found what's wrong and prayers that the treatment will take care of it quickly. Be well!!
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#34
I add my best wishes for a full recovery in time for next year’s Camino, which will be all the precious when it once seemed that you might not make it. So many forum members have reason be grateful to you for the sympathy and encouragement you have offered when others were in adversity that you have earned the unlimited goodwill of thousands of your Camino followers. Get well soon and keep us posted.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: September 24 - October 31 (2015); February/March (2019)
#38
I'am very happy, going home at the end of the afternoon.
Til August 1 I get 1time daily A infusion antibiotics and after that 4 weeks tablets.
It’s great to hear you’re going home! Best wishes for a continued speedy and full recovery.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago in 2015 and Camino Finisterre in September 2017
#45
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .[/QUOTBlessings for the future and prayers in thanksgiving for the care you received. Xx
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter. Blessings and sending prayers in thanksgiving for your future health x
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Blessings and prayers of thanksgiving for the care received x
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Blessings and prayers of thanksgiving for the care you received x
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago in 2015 and Camino Finisterre in September 2017
#46
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Blessings and prayers of thanksgiving for the care you received x
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#47
Yay for comprehensive medical care! Peter I know your journey is your own, but can I tell you what inspired my father-in-law after his spinal surgery? (Apart from prayer and doing what the doctors said, that is)......the promise that we would drag him back to the Camino!! And we did.
May you walk again too.
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#53
Peter, get well and get back on the trial.

This is a reminder for all of us to never take good health for granted. If your 'inner voice' is telling you something is wrong, get it checked out right away.

Good to hear you are mending well.

Happy Trails in the future Peter.
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#55
Peter, your recent health issues remind me of conversations I have had with friends that state they wish to walk a Camino 'some day.' I aways advise people that express interest in doing one is that they should to do it now.
Don't wait if it is a real life goal. I even offer to help with their planning based on our experiences over our four trips to Spain. At this point, the excuses start and then I realize that a Camino is not a real goal for many people.
Good health can be fleeting. We are heathly today, then suddenly tomorrow we are not. I am not unique now that in my late fifties seeing and hearing about all sorts of people, many that are family or close friends that have had health issues appear suddenly out of nowhere that all but rule out something as strenuous as a Camino.
So for anyone looking at this thread that is seriously considering a Camino, do yourself a favor and do it now. All the help you could possibly need is right here at your finger tips.
God willing I hope to do a walk some place every year until I am not able. Then I will sit on a cruise ship with no regrets!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#56
Peter Franciscus, good morning! I trust that you are being an exemplary patient... I have been praying for you, and glad to note your progress. Your full Forum name led me to hunt for an online version of St Francis’ Prayer. There are some that i cannot listen to because they are too much like pub singers with twiddles in them, and some that have true and beautiful notes. I was then delighted to find the one I hope you can open, here:
Both the female and male voices are well known, but, as happens, they are preserved now on vinyl or digital form.. it is different to the more popular version, but very appealing in its own way. I hope you enjoy it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#57
Peter Franciscus, good morning! I trust that you are being an exemplary patient... I have been praying for you, and glad to note your progress. Your full Forum name led me to hunt for an online version of St Francis’ Prayer. There are some that i cannot listen to because they are too much like pub singers with twiddles in them, and some that have true and beautiful notes. I was then delighted to find the one I hope you can open, here:
Both the female and male voices are well known, but, as happens, they are preserved now on vinyl or digital form.. it is different to the more popular version, but very appealing in its own way. I hope you enjoy it.
I enjoy'd it very much , thank you .
I'am home for a few day's now , all is going well. My back is stil a bit sensitive because the inflammation is still in there. a nurse is coming everyday to give me my infusion with antibiotics. That will end August 1 , after that I have to take 6 tablets a day for four weeks.
Also a big thank you for the praying you do for me, it's much appreciated .
All the best , Peter .
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Leon to Santiago in Sept.- Oct. (2016)
#60
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
Feel better, Peter. All the very best to you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#61
Well Peter you are after all one of our most treasured Camino Angels.
Like I already wrote on the Non Serious Thread you did so much good with the shells for Denise that we as a Camino community can not stay behind.
Is Santiago's spirit not wonderful and uplifting?
Now rest well and above all listen to the nurses!
Otherwise I have to come over and lecture you....;)
Such good advice for he who gives so much! Listen to your nurse and let someone else carry the weight for a moment...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago, St Jean to Santuago, 2015
Camino Portuguese, 2018
#63
I'am very happy, going home at the end of the afternoon.
Til August 1 I get 1time daily A infusion antibiotics and after that 4 weeks tablets.

Thank you for the update. Take it easy and slow as you recover !
Our prayers won’t cease just because you are now at home. Ask for help when you need it.
 
#66
Dear friends ,
The bad dream started at Friday the 13th in the middle of the night when Marianne called 112.
With the ambulance to the hospital traumaroom, what they do with with a person in a short time is unbelievable.
I had bloodpoison and I had a little stroke
to begin with. They started with giving antibiotics. They also drained some brain liquid for for quick testing on inflammation
The result was there was a inflammation some where in my body .
More testing followed , first a esophageal scan and after that a pet scan.
Result of those tests was that my heart was ok.
But there was a inflammation on one of the disks in my lower back. To look in to that I had a MRI scan yesterday and that scan confirmed that the inflammation was on one of the disks.
The big question is now, what kind of antibiotics to use for the next 5 till 6 weeks.
That will be once a day and they can do it at home.
A big thank you is in place for some special Lady's , Sabine ,Vira , Sandra , Faith , Sybille and the Sisters.
For all the good care and praying for me in Santiago and elsewhere
Feel humble about all this attention for me .
You all will have a special place in my heart

Wish you all well, Peter .
So glad to hear that you were always in very good hands, Peter. Ultreia!!!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#71
Peter, get well, and don't forget the Dutch saying "onkruid vergaat niet"!;)
Isn't it funny how you can take the word "weed" in different ways: weed as in weedy and feeble or weed as in hardy plant you just can't get rid of? ;)

Meant to ask before - how is Marianne doing? I hope you're being a good patient?
 
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#74
Isn't it funny how you can take the word "weed" in different ways: weed as in weedy and feeble or weed as in hardy plant you just can't get rid of? ;)

Meant to ask before - how is Marianne doing? I hope you're being a good patient?
Marianne is doing well and I try to be a good patiënt.

Wish you well , Peter .
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2014
Portuguese 2015
Via Francigena 2016
Kumano Kodo, Japan 2017
VdlP 2018 to be cont’d
#78
I’m so sorry to see that you’ve had a really rough time of it lately! But I’m glad that you are home and your recovery is progressing well. With care and patience your back will heal and before you know it you’ll be your old self again....and heading off on another Camino!

Take care, and as the Dutch say, “Sterkte”.
Best wishes,
Jill
 
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
#79
Dear Peter,
I´m so sorry to hear what happend to you. It feels good to hear that you are doing better and that you are given such great care from both doctors, nurses and not the least your loving Marianne. I will keep you both in my prayers, I wish you a full recovery and a lovely upcoming camino.

Ultreia!
 

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