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!

@lioness

@fiesty76 How are you ? Did the hurricane affect you any? Thought of you today.

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@lioness, Thank you, Linda. Today was another "sr only" Walmart day…few items and fewer shoppers. The old fashioned "under the tongue" thermometer I've been using for years is hard for me to read now. I asked a pharmacy clerk if they carried a "touchless therm" and she led me to the area and said you are in luck. We can't keep these in stock. There were 4 so I lucked out for sure.

Noticed that there were many more empty spots on the shelves I shopped and with the rise in virus numbers here wonder if others are buying more for back-ups.

Because there were so few shoppers, I sincerely hope the store will continue this once/week hour for those of us who are more cautious. That will count as my walk today because I'm still running a low grade temp…think it is from tooth infection/partial extraction but feeling less zip than usual. Tomorrow morning is early Quest Diag. lab and afternoon is ff-up for decision about remaining tooth root. If a temp at both places, might be turned away.

No, living in West Texas we have tornado concerns but thankfully not the hurricane threats that damage so many coastal areas of our country. Got a chuckle out of your remark to Leonard. Take care.

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@moxie76 Leonard is such a good guy and takes things in stride I have to go get a picture of my eye I have Macular Degeneration so once a yr get picture tomorrow seeing eye Dr as I have pain in eye don't know what this means in afternoon see ENT so busy day . Didn't do anything today In Pa we had to worry about tornadoes and floods from hurricane coming up Miss.@Ohio river in Pitts here we only have earthquake haha to worry about

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 You men all alike .Hope she will next time Any movement is good

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@lioness
A retina specialist told me I had macular degeneration to but fortunately it’s very mild doesn’t really affect my vision so I notice.
I’ll take an earthquake over a hurricane any day although I do love wind. But I’ve never been in
hurricane speed winds before i’ve never been in a serious earthquake either but I did watch my wall crack from one end to the other during the Loma Prieta earthquake and a piece of plaster fell out of an archway. If you’re going to go no need to go kicking and screaming might as well enjoy it to the end you might not get another opportunity.
I had to run lots of errands today so I’m gonna count that as part of my walking but come evening I may build up enough courage for a short walk.
Take care all you walking fanatics,
Jake
PS….Don’t forget to take along a candy bar.

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@jakedduck1

@mayofeb2020
What a frightening thought. One I’m eager to get out of my mind FOREVER!! Your statement just goes to show things could always be worse.
Jake

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@jakeduck1 I am so sorry that someone gave you a frightening thought. I hope you can work through it and get it out of your mind forever! Sometimes people say things they shouldn't. My husband is one of them. Take care and I hope you feel better. If it gets bad you could see a counselor, but I think you are a strong man and can handle it yourself.

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@jakedduck1.. Be careful Jake, if you fall, the guy may have to give you mouth to mouth, oh, I get it, that's why you want the young blonde to walk you out!!

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@jakeduck1 I see the post I think may have upset you. I think it may be a joke, but not a funny one. I can see why you got upset over it. Be strong and let it go. I know you can do it.

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@lilypaws
What post are you referring to? I’m not at all upset.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
A retina specialist told me I had macular degeneration to but fortunately it’s very mild doesn’t really affect my vision so I notice.
I’ll take an earthquake over a hurricane any day although I do love wind. But I’ve never been in
hurricane speed winds before i’ve never been in a serious earthquake either but I did watch my wall crack from one end to the other during the Loma Prieta earthquake and a piece of plaster fell out of an archway. If you’re going to go no need to go kicking and screaming might as well enjoy it to the end you might not get another opportunity.
I had to run lots of errands today so I’m gonna count that as part of my walking but come evening I may build up enough courage for a short walk.
Take care all you walking fanatics,
Jake
PS….Don’t forget to take along a candy bar.

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@jakedduck1 Good to hear you did your
errands anything counts if you just get out and move walking with your errands 😉 Dr told me my eye is very dry so added gel at night now I asked her about Restasis but not covered by insurance and to expensive so at least it wasn't a blood vessel or worse so I'm grateful for this You take care

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 Good to hear you did your
errands anything counts if you just get out and move walking with your errands 😉 Dr told me my eye is very dry so added gel at night now I asked her about Restasis but not covered by insurance and to expensive so at least it wasn't a blood vessel or worse so I'm grateful for this You take care

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@lioness. I have dry eyes too. My opthomologist is pretty conservative in her approach to meds. She thinks eye drops would do the trick. She mentioned years ago that if I'm taking diruetic in my bp meds, it may dry my eyes up, do you take any meds with diruetics?

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@lioness. I have dry eyes too. My opthomologist is pretty conservative in her approach to meds. She thinks eye drops would do the trick. She mentioned years ago that if I'm taking diruetic in my bp meds, it may dry my eyes up, do you take any meds with diruetics?

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@mayofeb2020 No I don't take any diuretics . Dr. put me on AREDS its vitamins for the eyes . HOw are you doing? Just had to see her had terrible pain in my left eye thank goodness it was just dry eye but never had a pain like this . So now she gave me a nighttime eye ointment .

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
A retina specialist told me I had macular degeneration to but fortunately it’s very mild doesn’t really affect my vision so I notice.
I’ll take an earthquake over a hurricane any day although I do love wind. But I’ve never been in
hurricane speed winds before i’ve never been in a serious earthquake either but I did watch my wall crack from one end to the other during the Loma Prieta earthquake and a piece of plaster fell out of an archway. If you’re going to go no need to go kicking and screaming might as well enjoy it to the end you might not get another opportunity.
I had to run lots of errands today so I’m gonna count that as part of my walking but come evening I may build up enough courage for a short walk.
Take care all you walking fanatics,
Jake
PS….Don’t forget to take along a candy bar.

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@jakedduck1 When at night in bed I can see shadows but o.k..during the day . Between Pa and here Ive been in all disaters . In 64 I lived in Van Nuys for a year and felt the big one in Alaska remember it?

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@lioness
Yes I remember the Alaska quake 7.5. Do you remember the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and the 6.7 earthquake in Coalinga in 1983? The Loma Prieta quake did minor damage it cracked a wall and some plaster fell out of an archway in my dining room.
Jake

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Time for my walk I guess I’m going to try to walk for an hour but I don’t know how successful I’ll be
Jake

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Time for my walk I guess I’m going to try to walk for an hour but I don’t know how successful I’ll be
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Good for you have appointment so will walk at appointment did some here But need to do chair exercises when I come home

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@lioness

@mayofeb2020 No I don't take any diuretics . Dr. put me on AREDS its vitamins for the eyes . HOw are you doing? Just had to see her had terrible pain in my left eye thank goodness it was just dry eye but never had a pain like this . So now she gave me a nighttime eye ointment .

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@lioness. I'm doing fine, all things considered. I told my friends everyday is like ground hog day. Still going for my walks everyday, 40 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the late afternoon. By that time, my leg and back are begging for a time out. I need a good massage and some physical therapy. Been going to TJ once every three weeks, there are stuff I can't get everywhere. I'm still getting my veggies box delivered every other Sunday. The veggies are picked the same morning and it's amazing how great they are. They really taste how vegetables are supposed to taste. I had some wonderful tomatoes, my son brought me some bacon so I can have a BLT sandwich!! That's why I'm so envious of those of you who have gardens and can grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables! Take care everyone.

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