DAY 9

I am beginning to see the walking, or maybe hobbling, wounded. Knee and ankle braces are appearing. Road rash is peeking out from beneath bandages. One woman has her wrist and one finger bandaged up. She took a bad fall back in Roncevalles, but she’s still moving. This morning we saw a man with hisContinue reading “DAY 9”

FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN

That’s the line that Shakespeare’s Hamlet says in response to his mother’s quick remarriage after his father’s death. Hamlet, and I suppose Shakespeare are talking about an emotional frailty not her physical stamina. But that line has been dogging (no pun intended and you’ll soon see why I say that) for the last week. LastContinue reading “FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN”

HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAMINO ARE KILLING ME

What if my husband and I get separated on the Camino and I get hurt and I’m unconscious??? Should I have some kind of ID to alert caregivers to any medical conditions I may have, medications I am taking, and emergency numbers? Oh crap! Emergency numbers…if it’s the middle of the night my oldest willContinue reading “HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAMINO ARE KILLING ME”