Exercise - ex-med program

iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,842
edited August 2018 in General discussion


I have now completed the Exmed Cancer program - Victorian based program, something I learnt about on this forum

http://www.exmedcancer.org.au/about

Friday I completed the program and we had our graduation lunch after the last session, lots of laughter and good food.  Our group consisted of 8 breast cancer and 2 Hodgkins lymphoma; I was the oldest in the group.  

We all, at times had deep discussions about the unexpected side effects of treatment and a little laugh occasionally as it became apparent that they weren't the only one with that symptom. Time on the treadmill with a buddy flies!  I learnt that it is possible to have two types of breast cancer at once.  That some of the girls don't take to the BCNA forum and keep to themselves and that one in particular hates the fact that people she hardly knows feels compelled to give a hug because she has cancer.

One more appointment, this week, one on one, to discuss the future and the benefits of same.

I was hoping it would help break the fatigue barrier that has been with me or at least have the gap between fatigue bouts widened.  I can say that the bouts between have widened.  Stress is still a factor in everyday life and the Exmed discipline has helped work through that, especially last Friday.

Recommend it to anyone that is considering.  From memory @kmakm is ready for the next term to begin

Comments

  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,655
    Yep. Looking forward to it.
  • VangirlVangirl Melbourne CBDMember Posts: 311
    How does a person get on to a program, @iserbrown ? Doctor referral?
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,655
    @Vangirl Just give them a call or shoot them an email.

    http://www.exmedcancer.org.au
  • Josephine66Josephine66 Sunshine CoastMember Posts: 78
    Wish we had this in qld 
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,223
    So ... Is it once a week?

    Out of interest - how far (driving wise) are you prepared to take part in one of these exercise groups?  1/2hr ..... 1hr ....further?
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,434
    I am nearly an hour away from the one I go to but then again, I'm a cut lunch away from everything!
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,223
    Same here .... maybe a tad less for the closest ....
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,655
    edited August 2018
    @arpie One hour, three times a week. My drive will be 30 - 45 mins depending on the traffic. If the timetable suits I'll catch the train sometimes because that's a regular 34 minutes. Worth it for three months of free personalised training.
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,655
    @Josephine66 You have The Bone Clinic!

    https://theboneclinic.com.au
  • VangirlVangirl Melbourne CBDMember Posts: 311
    Thanks @kmakm
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