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Tue, May 26 1:47pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Thanks Funcountess. I have made a note of it.

Tue, May 26 1:46pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@lioness Take care with that knee. They can be tricky can't they? I hope that resting it fixes it.

Tue, May 26 1:36pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Thanks. I will look into it.. At the moment I put a heating pad on my back as soon as I get up. It has velcro straps that I secure around me and it helps me so much.
I took a day off yesterday as it was too hot and humid and raining. This morning I must get going and walk some extra distance.

Tue, May 26 12:09am · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@funcountess Sure you can show your relative my posts. That's fine. It was a back specialist who made those comments.

Mon, May 25 10:52pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@funcountess Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement. I like the sound of your bed. I have had xrays and I had the good MRI fairly recently. It's funny but I never really have had it explained exactly what is wrong. I know I have disc problems but that is not all. One specialist looked at my MRI and just kept saying Dear dear me, deary me, which was a bit disconcerting. I think it is a mixture of things. They just say I have pain for the rest of my life and there is nothing they can do. Some of it is age and bad backs run in my family. I have really abused my body too with over exercising and activities that you pay for as you age. I started my bad back problem at age 40 and it has gone on from there. I also have osteoporosis but I take Alendronate which improved things. I have a good ART therapist and I have massage and I am still learning what makes my back pain worse. Some stretches are not good. Walking seems to be ok. I might look at those beds.Thanks. You are very kind.

Mon, May 25 9:57pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@funcountess I don't think they have any open ones in Maui but I did have an Open MRI in Tucson, Arizona. I had an awful time handling it as it wasn't very open. In the end they gave me some 'backward' looking glasses which when I wore them I could see the hole at the end of the tube. There were also a few inches open along the sides. I hated it and my husband stayed by my side through the whole thing. The MRI was for my back and my neck. A few years later they gave me a sedative intravenously to put me to sleep while they did a closed MRI because they give better pictures. I seem to be a troublesome patient, so @mayofeb2020 has nothing to fear. There are a lot much worse than she is. Thank you for your suggestions. I hope I stay healthy.

Mon, May 25 8:49pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@becksbuddy I'm worried that Becky is going to get cross again. Sorry Becky. We are having a wet day here today and I haven't been walking. I did have a nap though and that can't be bad. I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day and could go on one of those beautiful walks near you with the mountain views. That is inspirational.

Mon, May 25 8:41pm · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

No I haven't and I hope I don't have to. Is that the same as a Colorectal test. In the UK they call it the poo test. I have that quite regularly. I don't think they are giving colonoscopies as much as they used. I think they sometimes do an MRI scan but I am claustraphobic so I don't fancy that either. I know someone in the UK who had tht and she said they only put her in the tube up to her chest or a bit lower. That would be alright.