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

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19 11:59am

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!

@fiesty76

Well, drat it all, @lioness! Where is my wand when it is needed? When I find the "safe place" it is in, I'll give it a big wave for you and others of our walkers not at their physical best right now. Take care.

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@feisty76. Please wave the magic wand for me too!!!

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@mayofeb2020

@fiesty76. Thank you. My hip has been bothering me for a while, but with covid, I waited until now. It's definitely not a walk in the park. The shot is yucky, hope it will help. Not looking for miracle, just a reduction in pain. I have spinal stenosis too, this combination is not easy. Will start the exercise routine tomorrow. Probably walk just a shorter distance for a while. I'm a fragile flower, hahahaha.

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@mayofeb2020 sorry to hear about your pain. Please keep us posted on your hip.

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@bustrbrwn22

@feisty76. Please wave the magic wand for me too!!!

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@bustrbrwn22, Yes, indeed, I will! Still looking and looking…outdid myself this time by putting it in a "safer" place than ususal! Feel better soon!

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Great to have cooler mornings now for walks. Starting later today and was happy to speak to not one but three! others who were walking their dogs this morning.
Just exchanging greetings and seeing their 4 leggers in the lead was a lift to the morning. And yesterday, I got to see a few t.v. clips of my fondly remembered time in Duluth and MN. So happy to see Lake Superior even if from a great distance!

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@fiesty76

Great to have cooler mornings now for walks. Starting later today and was happy to speak to not one but three! others who were walking their dogs this morning.
Just exchanging greetings and seeing their 4 leggers in the lead was a lift to the morning. And yesterday, I got to see a few t.v. clips of my fondly remembered time in Duluth and MN. So happy to see Lake Superior even if from a great distance!

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I posted the following on Monday to a gratitude forum in thanks for an acupuncturist but it has implications here as well…smiles

I began noticing wrist and hand soreness a week ago…too much computer time and began restricting. On Friday, 2 electricians come for circuit breaker box replacement and replacement of a front porch motion sensor. I'd washed my favorite "indoor" supportive shoes and had worn a pair of soft fabric shoes (usually for brief jaunts to mailbox or dumpster) most of the day. Saturday, my right foot/ankle began a protest in earnest. Foolish girl just hadn't thought and was on feet with workers in house most of day.

Topped off by waking with a severe crick in the neck…must have wrestled crocodiles and slept like a corkscrewed pretzel! Spent the weekend taking hot, Epsom salt baths, Tylenol and rooting for favorite football teams on sofa with hot pads.

Remembered the relief and help brought by seeing an acupuncturist years ago for a back injury. Although he'd retired and moved back to China, I'd seen the new practitioner a couple of times after her arrival. Was so pleased to see the number still listed and called for an appointment yesterday. Was even more pleased that I could see her the same day. All my aches were on the right side which made the treatment much easier. Could have won the "needle queen of the day" and happy for each one of those tiny, electrically charged needles.

Turned out that she has been practicing here 17 years! Wow how time flies! I tend to procrastinate and was even more glad that I'd called yesterday for the appt. when I learned that she now only works M, W, F. It was a long session and I slept much better last night and this morning feeling less discomfort too. Will see her again Wed. for another treatment but so grateful that I saw her Monday and that I didn't put off making the appointment.

P.S. Tuesday, my walk only extended to the end of the block and back. This morning I’ll see the acupuncturist again. My triple whammy right sided pain is much improved and hope this will prove the final need for visits. The last few days have certainly not been “a walk in the park” but these painful lessons will prove good reminders going forward I hope.

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@fiesty76

I posted the following on Monday to a gratitude forum in thanks for an acupuncturist but it has implications here as well…smiles

I began noticing wrist and hand soreness a week ago…too much computer time and began restricting. On Friday, 2 electricians come for circuit breaker box replacement and replacement of a front porch motion sensor. I'd washed my favorite "indoor" supportive shoes and had worn a pair of soft fabric shoes (usually for brief jaunts to mailbox or dumpster) most of the day. Saturday, my right foot/ankle began a protest in earnest. Foolish girl just hadn't thought and was on feet with workers in house most of day.

Topped off by waking with a severe crick in the neck…must have wrestled crocodiles and slept like a corkscrewed pretzel! Spent the weekend taking hot, Epsom salt baths, Tylenol and rooting for favorite football teams on sofa with hot pads.

Remembered the relief and help brought by seeing an acupuncturist years ago for a back injury. Although he'd retired and moved back to China, I'd seen the new practitioner a couple of times after her arrival. Was so pleased to see the number still listed and called for an appointment yesterday. Was even more pleased that I could see her the same day. All my aches were on the right side which made the treatment much easier. Could have won the "needle queen of the day" and happy for each one of those tiny, electrically charged needles.

Turned out that she has been practicing here 17 years! Wow how time flies! I tend to procrastinate and was even more glad that I'd called yesterday for the appt. when I learned that she now only works M, W, F. It was a long session and I slept much better last night and this morning feeling less discomfort too. Will see her again Wed. for another treatment but so grateful that I saw her Monday and that I didn't put off making the appointment.

P.S. Tuesday, my walk only extended to the end of the block and back. This morning I’ll see the acupuncturist again. My triple whammy right sided pain is much improved and hope this will prove the final need for visits. The last few days have certainly not been “a walk in the park” but these painful lessons will prove good reminders going forward I hope.

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A wamy for sure, take some deep breaths and take it slow. You are a fierce fighter, another treatment by the acupuncturist and even some more Epsom salts hopefully will give you even more relief. Be safe!

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@fiesty76

I posted the following on Monday to a gratitude forum in thanks for an acupuncturist but it has implications here as well…smiles

I began noticing wrist and hand soreness a week ago…too much computer time and began restricting. On Friday, 2 electricians come for circuit breaker box replacement and replacement of a front porch motion sensor. I'd washed my favorite "indoor" supportive shoes and had worn a pair of soft fabric shoes (usually for brief jaunts to mailbox or dumpster) most of the day. Saturday, my right foot/ankle began a protest in earnest. Foolish girl just hadn't thought and was on feet with workers in house most of day.

Topped off by waking with a severe crick in the neck…must have wrestled crocodiles and slept like a corkscrewed pretzel! Spent the weekend taking hot, Epsom salt baths, Tylenol and rooting for favorite football teams on sofa with hot pads.

Remembered the relief and help brought by seeing an acupuncturist years ago for a back injury. Although he'd retired and moved back to China, I'd seen the new practitioner a couple of times after her arrival. Was so pleased to see the number still listed and called for an appointment yesterday. Was even more pleased that I could see her the same day. All my aches were on the right side which made the treatment much easier. Could have won the "needle queen of the day" and happy for each one of those tiny, electrically charged needles.

Turned out that she has been practicing here 17 years! Wow how time flies! I tend to procrastinate and was even more glad that I'd called yesterday for the appt. when I learned that she now only works M, W, F. It was a long session and I slept much better last night and this morning feeling less discomfort too. Will see her again Wed. for another treatment but so grateful that I saw her Monday and that I didn't put off making the appointment.

P.S. Tuesday, my walk only extended to the end of the block and back. This morning I’ll see the acupuncturist again. My triple whammy right sided pain is much improved and hope this will prove the final need for visits. The last few days have certainly not been “a walk in the park” but these painful lessons will prove good reminders going forward I hope.

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@feisty76. Yes you are a warrior.

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@fiesty76

I posted the following on Monday to a gratitude forum in thanks for an acupuncturist but it has implications here as well…smiles

I began noticing wrist and hand soreness a week ago…too much computer time and began restricting. On Friday, 2 electricians come for circuit breaker box replacement and replacement of a front porch motion sensor. I'd washed my favorite "indoor" supportive shoes and had worn a pair of soft fabric shoes (usually for brief jaunts to mailbox or dumpster) most of the day. Saturday, my right foot/ankle began a protest in earnest. Foolish girl just hadn't thought and was on feet with workers in house most of day.

Topped off by waking with a severe crick in the neck…must have wrestled crocodiles and slept like a corkscrewed pretzel! Spent the weekend taking hot, Epsom salt baths, Tylenol and rooting for favorite football teams on sofa with hot pads.

Remembered the relief and help brought by seeing an acupuncturist years ago for a back injury. Although he'd retired and moved back to China, I'd seen the new practitioner a couple of times after her arrival. Was so pleased to see the number still listed and called for an appointment yesterday. Was even more pleased that I could see her the same day. All my aches were on the right side which made the treatment much easier. Could have won the "needle queen of the day" and happy for each one of those tiny, electrically charged needles.

Turned out that she has been practicing here 17 years! Wow how time flies! I tend to procrastinate and was even more glad that I'd called yesterday for the appt. when I learned that she now only works M, W, F. It was a long session and I slept much better last night and this morning feeling less discomfort too. Will see her again Wed. for another treatment but so grateful that I saw her Monday and that I didn't put off making the appointment.

P.S. Tuesday, my walk only extended to the end of the block and back. This morning I’ll see the acupuncturist again. My triple whammy right sided pain is much improved and hope this will prove the final need for visits. The last few days have certainly not been “a walk in the park” but these painful lessons will prove good reminders going forward I hope.

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@fiesty76. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes you need to give your body time to heal. After my visit to my orthopedic doctor, I have been easing up on my walking as prescribed. Only 20 minutes a day, which is really hard because the weather is finally cooling down to the 80s. I am hoping to increase the time little by little. Take care!

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@mayofeb2020

@fiesty76. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes you need to give your body time to heal. After my visit to my orthopedic doctor, I have been easing up on my walking as prescribed. Only 20 minutes a day, which is really hard because the weather is finally cooling down to the 80s. I am hoping to increase the time little by little. Take care!

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@fiesty76 I had a nice away visit with a friend this past weekend so the next 2 days I just couldn't hardly get out of bed but did some stretching and used the resistance band feel much better today so will get back on track with my exercise and walking and it is much cooler her as mayofeb2020 stated

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@mayofeb2020

@fiesty76. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes you need to give your body time to heal. After my visit to my orthopedic doctor, I have been easing up on my walking as prescribed. Only 20 minutes a day, which is really hard because the weather is finally cooling down to the 80s. I am hoping to increase the time little by little. Take care!

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& @lioness
Take it slow & easy ladies! As I just informed my 30 yo PT yesterday, we can't necessarily do the same thing as a younger person, and healing is slower. He & I learn from each other, as I am pretty good at describing how my body responds to the exercises, so we can modify them.

Today I walked and ran with my grands tomorrow I'll get a longer one on my "day off"
Sue

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@mayofeb2020

@fiesty76. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes you need to give your body time to heal. After my visit to my orthopedic doctor, I have been easing up on my walking as prescribed. Only 20 minutes a day, which is really hard because the weather is finally cooling down to the 80s. I am hoping to increase the time little by little. Take care!

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@jude07, @bustrbrwn, @mayofeb2020, Thanks for reading and your responses. Another session with the acupuncturist yesterday I hope will speed the healing. Although the electrician installed the new breaker box on Friday and it is working well, a much less expensive replacement sensor light front porch fixture, despite repeated visits by his helper, including another fixture replacement yesterday still isn't. So frustrating because when I'm not feeling well, having a repairman at the house is less than joy producing.

Late yesterday just as I'd stepped into the tub for another hot Epsom salt soak, the doorbell and phone rang simultaneously. Oh, brother! Dried off,grabbed a robe and got to the door to find the porch light assistant standing there, ready for another attempted "fix". I was ready to fix him! lol Last night the sensor went on at sundown and stayed on….supposed to go off in 10 minutes. What's a girl to do?????

The $1,000 job is working; the $100+ isn't …after three visits. Today the electrician himself gets a call to come. Buttt first, the roofer is coming at 8:30 a to see if the new roof installed 2 yrs ago needs replacing from the spring hail/wind storm and 11:00 a will find me at the dentist for two fillings on opposite sides.

At a follow-up call to the Reclast dept yesterday morning for my infusion appointment, I was told that ins. approved the Reclast but I still needed a blood lab before the appt. Why…didn't they tell me that when I had the Dexa scan…both done at same lab….Argggh! and needed done two days before Reclast. So I'll hit the lab at 7:15 a Friday morning for the bloodwork and hopefully call it a week!!!

Where's the bourbon and branch? margaritas? bloody Marys when needed????? Maybe a tub filled with those instead of Epsom Salts would be most beneficial???? Could just this once, a foot stomping Thursday vs walk be ok???? I'd be shaking my fist but my right one is too sore and the left one can't deliver the same punch. Smiles and wishes that your day today is uneventful.

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@lioness

@fiesty76 I had a nice away visit with a friend this past weekend so the next 2 days I just couldn't hardly get out of bed but did some stretching and used the resistance band feel much better today so will get back on track with my exercise and walking and it is much cooler her as mayofeb2020 stated

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@lioness, Wonderful to have some away time with your friend! Understand the recovery time needed after your visit because it takes me 2-3 days to recover from a visit with my children. Glad too, that weather is turning cooler! Take care.

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@fiesty76

@jude07, @bustrbrwn, @mayofeb2020, Thanks for reading and your responses. Another session with the acupuncturist yesterday I hope will speed the healing. Although the electrician installed the new breaker box on Friday and it is working well, a much less expensive replacement sensor light front porch fixture, despite repeated visits by his helper, including another fixture replacement yesterday still isn't. So frustrating because when I'm not feeling well, having a repairman at the house is less than joy producing.

Late yesterday just as I'd stepped into the tub for another hot Epsom salt soak, the doorbell and phone rang simultaneously. Oh, brother! Dried off,grabbed a robe and got to the door to find the porch light assistant standing there, ready for another attempted "fix". I was ready to fix him! lol Last night the sensor went on at sundown and stayed on….supposed to go off in 10 minutes. What's a girl to do?????

The $1,000 job is working; the $100+ isn't …after three visits. Today the electrician himself gets a call to come. Buttt first, the roofer is coming at 8:30 a to see if the new roof installed 2 yrs ago needs replacing from the spring hail/wind storm and 11:00 a will find me at the dentist for two fillings on opposite sides.

At a follow-up call to the Reclast dept yesterday morning for my infusion appointment, I was told that ins. approved the Reclast but I still needed a blood lab before the appt. Why…didn't they tell me that when I had the Dexa scan…both done at same lab….Argggh! and needed done two days before Reclast. So I'll hit the lab at 7:15 a Friday morning for the bloodwork and hopefully call it a week!!!

Where's the bourbon and branch? margaritas? bloody Marys when needed????? Maybe a tub filled with those instead of Epsom Salts would be most beneficial???? Could just this once, a foot stomping Thursday vs walk be ok???? I'd be shaking my fist but my right one is too sore and the left one can't deliver the same punch. Smiles and wishes that your day today is uneventful.

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@fiesty76. Oh my goodness! When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? Your dance card is full for the week! ! I hope everything gets fixed right soon, and i mean you included. I'll join you in a virtual drink, albeit non alcoholic. Take care.

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Wonderful to have some away time with your friend! Understand the recovery time needed after your visit because it takes me 2-3 days to recover from a visit with my children. Glad too, that weather is turning cooler! Take care.

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@fiesty76 Yes it took awhile to recover but do nice to get away .You have a good day

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Wonderful to have some away time with your friend! Understand the recovery time needed after your visit because it takes me 2-3 days to recover from a visit with my children. Glad too, that weather is turning cooler! Take care.

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@fiesty76 When I first fractured my back in 2005 I would have to get up in the middle of night and take a hot shower ,lingering, till pain went away . Just the other night had to do the same thing but I didn't have a fracture just pain all over guess from my O.A. Going to Dr Oct 5 and going to give him all my symptoms hope he can help me .

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