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  • El Camino de Santiago

    Has anyone here made the pilgrimage in whole or in part?

    Specifically I am speaking of the route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

    I realize that this is a small community so the chances are slim, but I would love to hear your experiences if you have done this.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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    Sorry, Jim. I've never heard of it. But it looks interesting!
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      I think I'm going to do it... all 650 miles of it... anyone want to join me next year?
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        I wish I could, but I really doubt I can get away. My daughter and I would love an adventure like this, though.
        Reenie

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        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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          If it's what I watched on a PBS travel show last month, you have to walk the whole way (and it seems a lot of people do it).You'll wear out a couple of pair of sneakers, I have to get that new heart and collect that lottery winnings that has my name on it, then I'm ready to go!

          Hemmingway wrote about it and made Pamplona's running of the bulls world famous in 'The Sun Also Rises'
          Last edited by maztbo; 02-14-2012, 12:47 AM.
          had HCM since birth
          'enlarged heart' identified in 96'
          HOCM dx in 7/08
          Myectomy 8/09
          extended Myectomy 5/10
          'End stage' HCM dx 8/10
          CRT-D implanted 9/10
          evaluated for Transplant 11/10
          Listed for transplant 6/11

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            I know it must sound crazy to you all but right now I really need to do something that is difficult, life-affirming, and perhaps even something that I think might kill me. I've spent so many years now worrying about death, I kinda need to do something that if I succeed will prove to me that I won't. Does that make any sense at all? LOL. Perhaps it doesn't but that's just where my mind is right now. I've been interested in doing El Camino de Santiago for some time now, but last year when I watched The Way starring Martin Sheen I just knew I had to do it. It's a good film if you ever have the opportunity to watch it. I love the history of it, the physical challenge of it, and the potential to meet so many new friends along the way.
            "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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              Doesn't sound crazy to me!I saw a 'Rick Steve's Europe' episode on PBS that covered El Camino de Santiago,a fantasticlly beautiful journey, but he cheated and did a lot of it by car.I understand the need to excize the worries and frustrations this desease leaves us with,my own personal goal (if and when I get that transplant)is to hike the Appalachia trail up in New Hampshire that I love and miss. Go for it Jim and if circumstance and time would permit I'll do it with you in a 'heartbeat'. LOL
              had HCM since birth
              'enlarged heart' identified in 96'
              HOCM dx in 7/08
              Myectomy 8/09
              extended Myectomy 5/10
              'End stage' HCM dx 8/10
              CRT-D implanted 9/10
              evaluated for Transplant 11/10
              Listed for transplant 6/11

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                I applaud your ambition! I've never walked it, but know a priest who has. My husband and I both loved The Way, but reportedly our friend the priest hated it! If you want to ask him questions about El Camino, I can get you in touch with him. I asked my husband about us joining you and his response was, "Maybe someday." It might just be that he's still recuperating from our trip to Europe last summer.

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                  Re: El Camino de Santiago

                  Guess, that's why I took up riding. Got so tired of NO and since I've kinda gone my own way I got a motorcycle, gone back to school graduate with my BS in Dec, and living life to the fullest. Many people at my church say I seem to enjoy life more than healthy people. Today was kinda funny one of the ladies in my Sunday school class was doing my hair and was telling her about my ride over and said " I saw a guy in a Ferrari today and thought poor guy riding in that overpriced cage on a gorgeous day such as this" She just laughed and said I don't ever think I heard Ferrari and poor guy in the same sentence ever!

                  Life is 1% what happens to you and 99% how you deal with it! Do what makes you happy even if others think your a little crazy
                  Mary

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