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!

Laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes.

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@fiesty76

@sueinmn, So Glad to hear that you've been "promoted" to a removable splint. That has to be easier for you and allows for more skin breathing too. Panty hose and "unmentionables" drying on the rod…those were the days my friend! vbg What a joy giving up those panyhose was. I kept some to use as "soft ties" in training outdoor fence climbers until finding store bought purchases to use. Thanks for the memory.

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@fiesty76.. Another use for panty hose… Put onions in it. Keep them in a dark pantry or closet, lasts for weeks!

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@funcountess

Fiesty76,
What happened to the pant suits?
Did the trash can get them?
Funcountess

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@fiesty76 @funcountess… He should slap the term vintage on them sell them on eBay.

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@lioness

@wisco50 Must be a western thing

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@lioness
The first time I ever heard of referrals was when I was with my nephew at a dental office, he’s a dental anesthesiologist. I don’t know how common they are. There are numerous medical conditions where some dentists will want a referral from a physician. It’s not only Western Dental. My nephew occasionally will require one and he’s in private practice.
Take care,
Jake

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@mayofeb2020

@fiesty76.. Another use for panty hose… Put onions in it. Keep them in a dark pantry or closet, lasts for weeks!

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@mayofeb2020
What’s the purpose of the pantyhose for
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@mayofeb2020
What’s the purpose of the pantyhose for
Jake

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No purpose Jake, all a joke from days gone by era.

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@wisco50

I use something called Outback Pain Relief, have bought it on a Facebook ad site (when I first tried it) and now usually through Amazon since I have their Prime. It has some ingredients like what you are talking about has – tea tree oil, eucalyptus, etc. Rubs in nicely and seems to help sore areas. I think it comes in a few forms, I like the roll on.

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wisco50 Which is the best Amish Cream or what you mentioned outback pain relief. Will it help me being post surgery and getting off Of Tramadol?

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@becsbuddy

@migizii Oh, your back to walking! Good job! Now, if I could just get out of bed early and take my walks about 7! I’ll think of you and get walking

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Thx for your encouragement but I am not a morning person and would never think about getting up that early! Hehe. Be safe and stay well.

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
The first time I ever heard of referrals was when I was with my nephew at a dental office, he’s a dental anesthesiologist. I don’t know how common they are. There are numerous medical conditions where some dentists will want a referral from a physician. It’s not only Western Dental. My nephew occasionally will require one and he’s in private practice.
Take care,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I never heard of it before the reason they wanted a note from my Dr was I'm 77 an old lady according to them

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 I never heard of it before the reason they wanted a note from my Dr was I'm 77 an old lady according to them

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@lioness. Have you ever had to get a doctor's note before? Is it because of covid?

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@migizii

Thx for your encouragement but I am not a morning person and would never think about getting up that early! Hehe. Be safe and stay well.

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I have the same issue! I went to bed last “night” at about 0330!

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@lilypaws

wisco50 Which is the best Amish Cream or what you mentioned outback pain relief. Will it help me being post surgery and getting off Of Tramadol?

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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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