Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19, 2020

Many of you living with cancer or an autoimmune disease, like me, deal with daily fatigue. You know that exercise is so important to your health, but it’s so hard. There’s always an excuse: it’s too cold or hot, it’s going to rain or it’s raining, or it’s snowy and icy, or I just don’t want to. I, too, have all these excuses, but I have a new rescue dog who wants to go out and who doesn’t care about my excuses! And I’ve got traction devices for my boots.

Now I just need a walking group who will keep me accountable. People who say, ‘let’s go for a walk.’

And I thought: What about my virtual friends on MayoClinicConnect? And Mayo Clinic has an easy 12-week walking program to get us started! Here’s the link:
Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule

So let’s form a virtual walking group. We can agree to walk every day and encourage each other through Connect. We can walk outdoors, in a mall, or in the red center, or in the hallways of our apartment building.

Who’s in? Who’s going to join me? Come on, Let’s Go Walking!

Didn’t make it for a walk this morning and now it’s too hot. Guess I’ll have to go up and down the stairs later. Right now, I’m just so sleepy. 😴. As for the dentist and us older folks. I’ll bet the dentist had to review all his policies on infection control. Somewhere in there it says to have people check with their doctor before getting dental work. The mouth is a very dirty place and it connects easily with the blood system which could be disastrous! Plus, we’re all on the new meds, which dentists don’t know, so………. Give your dentist a break 🤗

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@wisco50

Sorry, haven’t used the Amish one! As a retired RN, be careful with that Tramadol. Have taken care of people used to it, and I couldn’t make them comfortable with morphine or hydromorphone (Dilaudid) IV!

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Thank you, I just got off Tramadol today. Once I stopped it I found It wasn't helping anyway.

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@lilypaws

Thank you, I just got off Tramadol today. Once I stopped it I found It wasn't helping anyway.

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Well, then you are just as well off not taking it! Hoping you can stay relatively comfortable and continue strengthening and feeling better day by day!

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@jude07, Thanks for your supportive response! The dental appointment went well and the crowned troublesome tooth was extracted. However it looked as though part of the root remained. Another appt next week to discuss my "choices"…not suggested but probably a dental surgeon in my future. A difficult extraction but because my excellent dentist prioritizes making the patient as comfortable and pain free as possible both during and after procedures, the printed after care instruction sheet was unneeded. With the exceptions of applying gauze she'd sent home and ice packs initially, there was no un-numbing discomfort, prolonged bleeding or swelling which often occurs. I count myself fortunate in the extreme to have her and to be rid of the pain.

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@fiesty76

@jude07, Thanks for your supportive response! The dental appointment went well and the crowned troublesome tooth was extracted. However it looked as though part of the root remained. Another appt next week to discuss my "choices"…not suggested but probably a dental surgeon in my future. A difficult extraction but because my excellent dentist prioritizes making the patient as comfortable and pain free as possible both during and after procedures, the printed after care instruction sheet was unneeded. With the exceptions of applying gauze she'd sent home and ice packs initially, there was no un-numbing discomfort, prolonged bleeding or swelling which often occurs. I count myself fortunate in the extreme to have her and to be rid of the pain.

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@feisty76 My dentist sent me to an Oral surgeon to pull my tooth. I'm glad you had a good experience, but I still think she should have gotten you in sooner when you had an infected tooth. A root should not have remained and I would recommend you go to an Oral Surgeon to get it out. My last bad tooth I had extracted by an Oral Surgeon and since it was a big tooth had to cut it in half, but all of it came out. Yours might have been a smaller tooth. I had a great experience too, since the I knew the surgeon. He has done many of my implants. I know how painful it can be to have a bad tooth. We have bad teeth in our family. Even though we drank milk living on a farm. All of my family, dad, mom, and 2 sisters have false teeth. My oldest sister who is 80 her gums have receded where she has a hard time keeping them in plus eating is a problem.

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@fiesty76

@jude07, Thanks for your supportive response! The dental appointment went well and the crowned troublesome tooth was extracted. However it looked as though part of the root remained. Another appt next week to discuss my "choices"…not suggested but probably a dental surgeon in my future. A difficult extraction but because my excellent dentist prioritizes making the patient as comfortable and pain free as possible both during and after procedures, the printed after care instruction sheet was unneeded. With the exceptions of applying gauze she'd sent home and ice packs initially, there was no un-numbing discomfort, prolonged bleeding or swelling which often occurs. I count myself fortunate in the extreme to have her and to be rid of the pain.

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@fiesty76. I'm glad your dental appointment went well. I grew up with a dental phobia due to some terrible experiences when I was a child. I always warn my dentist about that. I had a very good dentist who retired, now my new dentist whom I've only seen once seems to be very compassionate. I really need to see her again but I think I'll wait a little while. I had a root canal through a crown once and this specialist was so good I never felt a thing. He's very expensive but worth every penny.

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@lioness

@wisco50 Sounds good I think there are more companies putting essential oils in there products My Amish cream has peppermint,arnica tea tree and others I have made my own different rubs,smells for diffuser have a chart of what each one does Take care stay safe

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@lioness, Linda, are you still walking? Haven't read a post from you for awhile about your walks and hope you are doing ok? Whether inside or out, take good care.

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Linda, are you still walking? Haven't read a post from you for awhile about your walks and hope you are doing ok? Whether inside or out, take good care.

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@fiesty76 I am just went for a walk yesterday with some friends and will go out today for a walk later . How are you doing ? and your grandson? are you still walking ? Glad your dental appt is over but they didn't get the roots ug so what are they going to do more digging? Stay safe we are not over all this yet and with the reg. flu season coming I think its going to be a stay home for awhile now . take care Linda

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Well, I sure didn’t act smart today! My husband puts thermometers everywhere so I looked at the one in the bedroom and it said 77degrees so off me and the dog went! Well, I think the 7 was broken because when we got back it was 97! We were totally exhausted! But I did 1mile. Not much, but it’s something! I’m sure the dog has some choice words for me!

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@becsbuddy

Well, I sure didn’t act smart today! My husband puts thermometers everywhere so I looked at the one in the bedroom and it said 77degrees so off me and the dog went! Well, I think the 7 was broken because when we got back it was 97! We were totally exhausted! But I did 1mile. Not much, but it’s something! I’m sure the dog has some choice words for me!

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Me too, @becsbuddy. I thought it was 77. However, the weather do-dad was on St Cloud, Florida, not St Cloud, Minnesota. I am back inside now. Be safe and protected Becky.

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@becsbuddy

Well, I sure didn’t act smart today! My husband puts thermometers everywhere so I looked at the one in the bedroom and it said 77degrees so off me and the dog went! Well, I think the 7 was broken because when we got back it was 97! We were totally exhausted! But I did 1mile. Not much, but it’s something! I’m sure the dog has some choice words for me!

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@becsbuddy.. You must have a hot dog!

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@mayofeb2020
Aren’t you cleaver!
I didn’t go for a walk today but I have tons of junk to buy at the store so that will be my exercise and I should go to my candy store too but I guess it’ll still be open, the places that sell essentials are supposed to remain open as I understand it and what could possibly be more essential than candy!!!!! Nothing that I can think of.
Jake

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@jakedduck1
I’m with you and thank goodness wine stores are an essential business.

FL Mary

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I try to go for short walk about 2-3 blocks early morning and late evenings with my walking buddy “Benji”. Still get winded easily, being 2 weeks post op reconstruction surgery with fat crafting. This surge was suppose to be the easier one but I am having a hard time recovering this time around.

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@mayofeb2020

@becsbuddy.. You must have a hot dog!

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@mayofeb clever!!

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