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The open heart surgery

JasonR

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Hi to anyone who finds themselves reading this,
I have really enjoyed this forum and there are obviously some wonderful people drawn to it. So firstly thanks Ivar !
Well the purpose of this post is to perhaps offer a place where people already drawn to the Camino and this site can discuss anything that is affecting them at this moment in time. Maybe someone is going through a divorce, has lost a loved one or any other personal crisis. I am sorry if this seems a little negative in the sea of wonderful positivity that is this forum but I feel it might just be a little oasis for someone in need. It is very clear that there are a lot of people contributing here that have lived life and have a lot to offer other Pilgrims. So wonderful members of the community, if you do read this and find that someone has opened their heart please if you can send words of encouragement or understanding, it may even be something as modern as a weblink to a site that you feel they may find usefull.
I hope this is appropriate for the forum or is a duplicate of another post, I am sure someone will tell me :arrow:
Kind Regards, Jason
 
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JasonR

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Ok 41 views and no posts !well either there are a lot of people here with a fascination for heart surgery or everyone is having a great time :p
Look if you are not carefull I will spill the beans on my past few years :cry:
well on the poitive side it might make folks think their lot isn't so bad after all :lol:
Kind Regards, J
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Surely our messages didn't have to be on the open forum?
I sent 4 pms to people I thought might need some encouragement and received a 'how are you doing' from one forum member and a 'thank you and bon voyage' from another.
 

JasonR

New Member
Thanks for contributing Sillydoll,
I am note being rude but I am not entirely sure what you are trying to say?
I was just trying to provide a little place where maybe someone might want to say Hi im having a tough time at the moment with..... and maybe someone else might be the a good person to help them? I had no intention of forcing people out in the open.....or have I got the wrong end of the stick with your post?
Its great you took the time to PM people, just because they didn't come back with much does not mean that your words did not help, just that you never got to know.
By the way feel free to put me right on your post :shock:
 
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Marbe2

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2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
I had a triple heart bypass three weeks ago. This was a complete surprise to me. I'm 67 years old and for 10 years I have always wanted to do the Camino - the full Camino Frances. That ambition hasn't left me. It may happen somewhat later than anticipated but it will happen with patience, belief, effort and plenty of practice.

Hi Martin Welcome to the Camino forum!
We learn to walk the Camino...one step at a time....mentally as well as physically..trying to stay in the moment. I am a cancer survivor and I have also learned from that experience 25 years ago to cherish each day and live in the moment.

i hope you have a steady recovery and with your doctor’s guidance walk the camino in the future! Blessings!

When you are closer to going and plannng your trip, this website and the many pilgrims who post hear will answer any concerns you may have about the route, logistics and preparation.
 
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cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Hi to anyone who finds themselves reading this,
I have really enjoyed this forum and there are obviously some wonderful people drawn to it. So firstly thanks Ivar !
Well the purpose of this post is to perhaps offer a place where people already drawn to the Camino and this site can discuss anything that is affecting them at this moment in time. Maybe someone is going through a divorce, has lost a loved one or any other personal crisis. I am sorry if this seems a little negative in the sea of wonderful positivity that is this forum but I feel it might just be a little oasis for someone in need. It is very clear that there are a lot of people contributing here that have lived life and have a lot to offer other Pilgrims. So wonderful members of the community, if you do read this and find that someone has opened their heart please if you can send words of encouragement or understanding, it may even be something as modern as a weblink to a site that you feel they may find usefull.
I hope this is appropriate for the forum or is a duplicate of another post, I am sure someone will tell me :arrow:
Kind Regards, Jason

Hola Jason, a few of us who are facing "life a new" have already posted our experiences across other areas. Maybe the Mods can do some reorganising. Cheers
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
I had a triple heart bypass three weeks ago. This was a complete surprise to me. I'm 67 years old and for 10 years I have always wanted to do the Camino - the full Camino Frances. That ambition hasn't left me. It may happen somewhat later than anticipated but it will happen with patience, belief, effort and plenty of practice.
@Martin Phillips, do you expect that this will fix the balance issues that you were having last year? It would clearly be good for you if it did, but a bit sad though if they continued.
 

Martin Phillips

New Member
Past OR future Camino
2018
@Martin Phillips, do you expect that this will fix the balance issues that you were having last year? It would clearly be good for you if it did, but a bit sad though if they continued.
I am confident that I've had a heart problem for a number of years and I didn't know that. In the space of two weeks at the end of May I finally got the message. I am blessed that this has happened and I will walk The Camino
 
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Martin Phillips

New Member
Past OR future Camino
2018
Hi Martin Welcome to the Camino forum!
We learn to walk the Camino...one step at a time....mentally as well as physically..trying to stay in the moment. I am a cancer survivor and I have also learned from that experience 25 years ago to cherish each day and live in the moment.

i hope you have a steady recovery and with your doctor’s guidance walk the camino in the future! Blessings!

When you are closer to going and plannng your trip, this website and the many pilgrims who post hear will answer any concerns you may have about the route, logistics and preparation.
Thank you.
 

Kieth H

New Member
Past OR future Camino
2022
I had a triple heart bypass three weeks ago. This was a complete surprise to me. I'm 67 years old and for 10 years I have always wanted to do the Camino - the full Camino Frances. That ambition hasn't left me. It may happen somewhat later than anticipated but it will happen with patience, belief, effort and plenty of practice.
Hi martin, I'm 77 and the same thing happened to a few weeks ago. I was 'training' for the Camino and the surgery was a complete surprise - no symptoms. Wondering if the Camino is doable after transplant surgery. Early days - .
 

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