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Discussion in 'Medical issues on the pilgrimage' started by Peter Fransiscus, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Hi all, had a little mishap yesterday.
    Damage my shoulder, this means that I'am not allowed to walk with a backpack for the next couple of weeks.
    And it means also no Camino starting next friday.

    It's what it is.

    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    Oh Peter, I'm so so sorry to hear this! You were so looking forward to this. You are writing " little mishap ". Does this mean that you can start walking in say two or three weeks? And maybe send your pack ahead?

    Anyway...wishing you all the best and some virtual chocolate Easter eggs to ease the pain.

    Take really good care.
     
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    Yes, so sorry to hear, Peter! Rest well and hope you'll be on the trail soon. Any problems with changing flights, etc.?
     
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    Oh Peter that's a real downer. Any chance of resting up and then continuing later ?
    I know you are a very positive person and will not let this get to you - please keep us all posted on your recovery.
    Best Wishes
    Davie
     
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    Peter, what a trial. I do wish you a speedy recovery, and back on the Way soon.
     
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    So sorry this has happened Peter. Take good care and wishing you quick healing!
     
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    Bummer... Get well soon.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Peter. That is now you and @Al the optimist who have had to cancel planned starts to walking the Camino in the last few days. Wish you well soon.
     
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    Peter, I am sorry this has happened. I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery and are back on the Camino soon.
     
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    Peter, so very sorry to hear this. I know you have many here wishing you a quick recovery. Take good care.
     
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    The best laid plans....an unfortunate example of life. Wishing you a quick recovery and an even quicker return to the Camino.
     
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    Oh dear Peter! So sorry to hear this. Are us vets failing now?
    - Would this idea help?
    I am recovered since yesterday and getting tempted to go and catch that 23:45 coach to the airport tomorrow.
     
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    Oh no!! So sorry to hear this. I hope you
     
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    Perhaps it means something important is to happen when you start later than originally planned... wishing you a speedy and full recovery!
     
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    Alas, we are never truly off of the Camino, are we...
     
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    Maybe you're meant to walk a fall Camino! The curves in The Way sometimes lead us to routes we don't know about. Happy Easter and speedy healing!
     
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    Liking that post is not possible! I'm very sorry to read this news, Peter.
    Wishing you very speedy healing and recovery. Can you start a wee bit later?
     
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    Bugger. Get well and back on Camino soon.
    Thinking of you from Portugal.
    Regards
    Gerard
     
  20. Peter Fransiscus

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    Hi Sabine, thank you for the best wishes and the virtual Easter eggs.
    I have decited not to walk the Camino this year.
    It was not easy to decite this.
    We go the weekend to Antwerp as planned.
    Will visit Leuven next week to visit the exhibition about the Camino .

    Wish you all the best Sabine.
     
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    Good for you All.
    Glad to hear that you are better.
    Wish you all the best All.
     
  22. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Thank you for the kind words.
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    Wish you well,Peter.
     
  23. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    My wife booked her vacation alone in three weeks , not doing the Camino this year I will go with here.
    Would be nice to.
    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    Hi might meet you then...going myself to Leuven on saturday...
     
  25. Peter Fransiscus

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    Thank you for the kind words.
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    Wish you a happy Easter to
     
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    Peter, so sorry to hear this, but maybe your vacation with your wife will reveal blessings that you would not have otherwise experienced.

    The Camino is always there. May you walk again in peace and joy.
     
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    Peter,

    I understand, perhaps a wee bit better than some. I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder (I'm left-handed). We're supposed to travel through Central Europe beginning early next month. It's going to be close, but both my physician and physical therapist are working the issue with me.

    Best wishes to you for a prompt and complete recovery.

    -- Glenn
     
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    Difficult decision- but here's hoping you have such a great holiday with your wife that you end up walking with her in the fall/autumn!!!
     
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    Peter I'm so sad to hear your news! I think it must be almost 2 years ago since we met at Orrison... Wishing you a speedy recovery!
     
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    Aw Peter that's no good, sorry to hear this news. Couldn't you send your pack on and just walk a little part of each day? Shame to miss out completely.
    I hope you heal quickly.
    Kate
     
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    -- I heard a story of a guy that pulled/pushed a trolley for a good bit of the camino after falling and dislocating his shoulder.
     
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    That's what I would do .... go and have pack transported ...
     
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    Go Al, go! Plan A - walk. Plan B - go to Spain but I'd take something to put on the ground, to sit or lie on, just in case I got dizzy - and rely on the excellent Spanish health system.
     
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    Thank you Maggie for the best wishes.
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    No trolly for me,thank you.
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Thank you zMichael .
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Don't want to send my pack ahead,it's not me.
    Thank you for the kind words.
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Thank you Colleen , it's indeed almost 2 years ago.
    Wish you well Peter.
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Thank you Glenn and best wishes to you to.
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I'am going on Tuesday.
     
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    This is such GOOD news Al......take good care though and go well....Camino Hugs.
     
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    Oh Peter....what a nuisance it is when our bodies get injured in some way or, when they just 'up and cease working as they should'......wishing you a speedy recovery and hopes that all will be well soon and that you will, once again, be on your way.
     
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    HaHa. I always carry my rugby team's flag for that very purpose. It is large enough for the picnic too but light and foilds up small. Also a good sunshade (if I am lucky enough).
     
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    Such a good suggestion from Kanga and a good move from yourself Al.... All good wishes for Easter.
     
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    Peter,

    I am going to be blunt here. Have you never heard the phrase "Where there's a will there's a way"?
    Have you thought about getting a trolley to drag your stuff behind you?
    Getting a donkey?
    Travelling ultra light and just taking what you can put in your pockets?
    Employing a sherpa?
    Getting yourself all strapped up and ignoring doctors orders? (Don't do this one, that's crazy).
    Hiring a bike and stuffing all your gear in panniers?
    Bribing a different pilgrim each morning to carry your backpack for you?
    Using the various back pack forwarding services.

    Have I given you enough to think about? Stop making excuses, lace up your boots and get going.

    Get well very quickly and go as soon as you can. All the best.
     
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    Hello, Peter,
    I was supposed to go on Camino since 01.04.17, with my husband. On the bus station I had twisted my right feet, so...My husband went alone, and I spend the nigt on Emergncy. DOn"t worry. I thnk that it is not a mistake of God. I do not relize why and what for, but I am pretty sure that the accident was the best Camino for me. ...;.too much to say about the time I spend alone in our house. And the time when we are in contact, we pray together, read together. But we are not together. Probably we had a lot of things to do alone....
    Hi,
    Don"t worry. be happy. When you prepare to Camino, it begins immidiately, at home, at work, before you go ...
     
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    @Gareth Griffith my turn to be blunt. What on earth is wrong with deciding to forgo your own camino to enjoy a holiday with your wife? Peter has considered trolleys and pack services - they are not for him. Isn't that OK? I'm not sure how helpful it is to suggest he is just not trying hard enough.
     
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    I agree.

    Back in the mid-20th century, there were ESSO gasoline stations in the United States. During that era, a swarm of 100 bees was traveling cross-country in search of a new home. Come break-time they looked down and saw a road intersection beneath them. On one corner there was a SHELL station, and on another there was an ESSO station. 99 of those bees peeled off and went to the SHELL station, while the last bee went to the ESSO station.

    Can you guess the moral to that story? ;)
     
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    I 'am getting blunt here as well , first of all I don't make excuses here . And the frase thing where you talk about,what schall I say ??
     
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    Thank you.
    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    Peter, never mind the advice. It's your life and your decision. I wish you a very enjoyable holiday with your wife! The Camino is not everything. ( :eek::) )
     
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    So sorry to hear that, Peter. Wishing you a speedy recovery - and a lovely holiday with your wife.
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    Thank you Nuala.
     
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    Could you not go ahead but instead of carrying the backpack, get it transported each day until you are fit to carry it. I have seen many pilgrims walking with nothing on their back but their shirt. Get well soon and Buen Camino
     
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    Just read you are planning a holiday with your wife. Personally if its a choice between the camino and my wife, she wins everytime. It was for her I walked my last two caminos and got her name on the compostela. My ideal holiday is a cruise with her and if there is a bit of time elsewhere in the year then I walk :)
     
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    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    My wife has here own Compostela , she walked in 2013 from SJPdP to Santiago.

    Doing a cruise is on our wish list to.

    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    Even lifting packs can set off a shoulder injury again. It's just not worth the risk of doing permanent damage which might then require surgery to fix.

    Peter,
    You are making a wise decision to listen to the doctors.
    What a wonderful alternative you have! A relaxing holiday with your wife!
    Have a great holiday.

    There will, no doubt, be another time for your Camino.
     
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    Thank is the kind words.

    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    Peter sorry to hear your not walking this year on camino but do put some pics of the visit to the exhibition about the Camino in Leuven on the "Where I walked today" thread! If that is ok with the mods ?
     
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    Yes Peter , would be nice!
    Btw @pilgrim b : there are already some pics of Leuven in one of the older Where I walked today threads :)
     
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    Hi Sabine,didn't go yesterday had some urgent metters regarding my work.
    Going now in about two weeks.
     
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    There will be another day for the Camino Peter.
    Best wishes for a Speedy Recovery.
     
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    I´m going to walk El Camino in Aug-Sept (2017or 2018).
    Oh Peter, I´m so sorry to hear about your accident.
    (Nine years ago I broke my shoulder, and for the following months I wasn´t able to dress myself, take a bath or shower without help, or tie my shoes for that matter.) Don´t listen to anyone else than yourself or your doctor about what is the best for you and your shoulder. The Camino will be there waiting for you, when you decides it´s time to walk.

    I wish you a full recovery, get well soon.
     
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    Thank you for the kind words.
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