Thanks to modern medicine, medical inventors and engineers, hospital staff, and the skilled work of my surgeon and his team I have two new knees that should give many years of pain free walking. However, the biggie for me is rehab after the surgery. If you have a great physiotherapist (and I do) who will help you to work on the the mended parts you are on your way to success. I am grateful to all who have played a role in bringing this smooth walking capability back to me.
The world awaits ...
Now I can contemplate my planned 2011 vacations and Camino walk knowing that I will be able to enjoy them and not be hindered by a crippling disability. I can walk and explore, not hobble and look. It is still amazing to me. I am so grateful.
Photo: LGK Machu Picchu, Peru
I used the South American pack as my 2002-2007 pilgrim pack. I did not know this trip was a Camino backpack learning experience. It took me three pilgrimages learning to pack light and get it right.
This has been my dream walk since I first learned about El Camino de Santiago in 1999. I will be walking the way that last year Sue Kenney (pilgrim, author, speaker, leader) called al Contrario on her Blog. http://mycaminojourney.blogspot.com/
Walking this way will offer different challenges and bring me back to where I started on the Camino in 2002. Completing the journey by taking me full circle.
With these plans to date, I have a wonderful year ahead.