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!

@becsbuddy

Hi, all, I’m sorry for not posting for a few days.i was “out of it.” Sunday was a weird day but I came back to life yesterday! Had a great walk on Saturday with an old friend I don’t see too often. Her parents were good friends with my parents all through their army days. I then met her out here and we’ve been friends ever since. Went to Walden Ponds (not THE Walden Ponds). It was gorgeous! Have good walks, everyone!

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@becsbuddy Glad you feel better and back to walking Take care do as our bodies tell us you know that 😉

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@imallears

@fiesty76
Hi,
Yes, look for the group Just Want To Talk.

FL Mary

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@imallears, Oh, brother! I was using the magnifier all over the place and not finding your title! Goofy me at last looked at today's Daily Briefings and there is your post listed in the Just Want to Talk forum. More scattered brained than even usual these past several days!

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@lioness

@becsbuddy Glad you feel better and back to walking Take care do as our bodies tell us you know that 😉

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Hi @lioness . No walking for me today. Did my YouTube exercises instead, plus it’s just too hot and I can’t wake up early enough. Doctor feels that I should stay in when it’s hot and pace myself better. Sure wish I had your strength, Linda!. I’ll try, try again

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@becsbuddy

Hi @lioness . No walking for me today. Did my YouTube exercises instead, plus it’s just too hot and I can’t wake up early enough. Doctor feels that I should stay in when it’s hot and pace myself better. Sure wish I had your strength, Linda!. I’ll try, try again

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@becsbuddy I was right with you today . My strength disappeared today .Yesterday I went with a lady who had her cataract out it was so thick it took longer and the wait was longer then I thought I'd be . She has a black eye today and sore . My hip was hurting me today so didn't do any either . Tomorrow I'll get back into it again . I did do some tonight . Guess that counts.

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@lioness

@becsbuddy I was right with you today . My strength disappeared today .Yesterday I went with a lady who had her cataract out it was so thick it took longer and the wait was longer then I thought I'd be . She has a black eye today and sore . My hip was hurting me today so didn't do any either . Tomorrow I'll get back into it again . I did do some tonight . Guess that counts.

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@lioness
Wow, that sounds like a brutal cataract surgery…poor woman.
I have been able to walk every day but cut a half mile off …down to 2 miles. But I have to be out the door by 7 AM. I don’t see haze any more but our air quality is only deemed to be fair. It’s not healthy for anyone with respiratory problems. Hoping to get some rain this weekend which will change the weather pattern here and possibly bring cooler evenings and cooler mornings.
Have seen no joggers, just an occasional slow walker or dog walker.

I went back to gym class yesterday which felt good. Masks on and off as there are just some exercises you can’t do with a mask. We were all 6 or more feet apart. I’m at the point now where walking in the morning has become an obsession. We are all hale and hearty in my family but still taking no chances. Bless our good immune systems.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@lioness
Wow, that sounds like a brutal cataract surgery…poor woman.
I have been able to walk every day but cut a half mile off …down to 2 miles. But I have to be out the door by 7 AM. I don’t see haze any more but our air quality is only deemed to be fair. It’s not healthy for anyone with respiratory problems. Hoping to get some rain this weekend which will change the weather pattern here and possibly bring cooler evenings and cooler mornings.
Have seen no joggers, just an occasional slow walker or dog walker.

I went back to gym class yesterday which felt good. Masks on and off as there are just some exercises you can’t do with a mask. We were all 6 or more feet apart. I’m at the point now where walking in the morning has become an obsession. We are all hale and hearty in my family but still taking no chances. Bless our good immune systems.

FL Mary

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@imallers Glad you got back into your gym and doing well. I feel like a I am in a Covid Cocoon like you said . Can't believe this place now they are yellow taping places to we cant stand to get the mail. It's getting worse and worse here . So many people are leaving here I may start to look myself but hate the thoughts of packing up and moving . In N. Hollywood they are placing a fine of 300 dollars if caught without a mask . Our Gov is serious . Glad I don't live there . Take care .Going to color this afternoon adult coloring its a bible verse on it . Will post when done

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@lioness. Do you live in LA county? In Orange county where I live, we finally get the number of cases by zip code. The highest number is where alot of young people live. The cases are going up and up. I am glad out Governor is shutting down bars and indoor dining again. Maybe it will help get the leveling we need. I feel bad for the restaurants and their employees, but if we all get sick, no one can eat out or even afford to. I hope people will refrain from having parties on July 4. Keep safe!

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@fiesty76 I’ll never catch up with you, but I did two walks today—total 2miles! And, I’ve been feeling well all week! So exciting! Can I ask-have you ever used marijuana? Doctor said it might help with the fatigue. I’m willing to try anything.

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@becsbuddy, I am so happy that you could manage not one but Two walks in one day…way to go woman!

No, I've not tried marijuana but on my fall visit to Boulder, my daughter took me to a very nice establishment that looked more like a high end gift shop and was next to a rehab center. They wouldn't let daughter go into "selection room" because she'd not had time to get her driver's license changed from IL to CO. We went in hopes of it being an aid for wt gain. Was given quite an interesting ed. on diff types and strengths and forms, etc. Did buy one small pkg that looked like vitamin gummies and when came time to fly home next day, hadn't tried one and had to figure out how to get it home without airport detection because medical mari..is illegal in TX except in a very few cases. I added it to a baggy with gummy vits and made it home but never got up the nerve to try it.

Best friend's daughter, also from CO, brought some for her mom for nausea and pain control while undergoing cancer treatment. Her oncologist would not prescribe but said some patients were using it. Friend reported that it did help her nausea and pain at that time.

We can purchase CBD products here legally, but I haven't tried any. A good friend with terrible back problems has used CBD products and says they give some relief. At the time I hadn't found nausea relief, I would have tried raw lizard salad if told it would help so I know the urgency to find aid for the fatigue.

Living alone, I was afraid with no one to restrain me, I might go running naked in the streets! lol If you try it, please let us know if it helps. You are really something to push through fatigue for walks…most of us lesser beings would just hole up and hope to molt! Did doc prescribe or suggest anything else too for help?

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@becsbuddy I did try CBD a couple from different companies but each time I got a severe headache almost instantly so I found when I'm fatigued in the morning I take one capsule of Korean Ginsing and feel my strength coming back . For my it only takes one . I only do take them when I need CBD

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@fiesty76

@funcountess, First the damage and recovery from the Wosley canyon fire and now dealing with the unpacking of your belongings. You are dealing with a double whammy for sure! I'm like you in not wanting workers in my house. Was very reluctant to even call for a new filter replacement install for my AC until one commode handle/apparatus broke. Marked the repair date on calendar because the plumber makes so many "house calls & repairs". Good to hear that your home rebuilding is nearing completion and that you have some help from your niece in sorting out your belongings. "This too shall pass" and I'm hoping for you it will be soon! Best.

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HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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@funcountess

HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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We order Blue Apron occasionally and love them!

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