old woman of the roads
- Past OR future Camino
- CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
Having recently received the results of a biopsy confirming skin cancer in my lower leg, I’ve been searching the forum for appropriate advice on walking or cycling the camino after surgery. Although I’ve discovered several inspiring accounts of the determination of survivors of more radical surgery on other parts of their anatomy, and many cautionary tales about the need to apply sunscreen and a sombrero, I have yet to read any that address my specific condition. I'm not worried about surviving surgery, but I am exercised by the practicalities of walking or cycling the camino — I have not yet decided on mode or route — with potentially impaired mobility. The medical team can supply the prognosis, but they can’t predict my ability to cope with the camino. If you have been there and done that, I should appreciate some practical advice. With no family history of cancer and no predisposing personal factors, this is all new terrain for me.