There’s a symmetry to the timing that I’m going to Russia exactly four years after doing my Camino. I’ll be there approximately 3 weeks after I started walking, and get him just before I finished walking.
One of the main reasons I’m undertaking this treatment is to get my walking back, to whatever level is possible. No pity needed, as I’m still able to walk functionally around the place, go shopping, enjoy new places, however the long distance hiking is gone.
The Camino was also a period of reflection and tranquility. I met many generous and helpful people, who really enhanced my walk and made it so much more than a purely physical effort.
Maybe this journey will bring the same friendship and completion.