Widgets Magazine

Sep 8, 2013

5 for Life

Do we look 50?
You know my sweetie recently had a birthday, and it was one of those major ones he really wanted to ignore. I'm not so very far away from the big number myself although at 48 I'm feeling like I have accomplished much. I've never really been upset about getting a year older (yet!) so we will see how it goes as the clock ticks on.

I have been thinking a lot about mortality though, and wondering if maybe it is time for me to get all those scary tests done just to make sure I'm healthy. You know, Baby Doll is turning 3 in a few weeks and by the time she graduates from high school, I'll be 63, practically a senior citizen! That said, I think it's important for me to take care of myself so I can be a good mom for her until she is ready to take off on her own.

As you know, those tests I've been contemplating are pretty expensive! We have good insurance, but there is still all the co-pays. So I was pretty excited when this email popped into my inbox. University Healthcare is inviting women to receive 5 tests, heart disease, breast cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer, and colon cancer, all in less than three hours with only a single copay! They are also offering health advice and education, a healthy breakfast, and chair massages.

We have lots of reasons to stay healthy!
All you have to do is sign up for one of their event dates at various clinics around the valley. The first one is on Saturday, September 14 at the Greenwood Clinic located at 7495 S. State Street in Midvale. I'm busy next week, but I'm thinking the one on November 16 in South Jordan looks good. I have a friend in her early 50s who just had the colon screening done. She seems perfectly healthy and she had 7 polyps!

It's so important for us to keep ourselves healthy! Don't miss this amazing opportunity.

**I received a small compensation for this post.**


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday at the high school near our home they had a huge health fair, everything was free, food, haircuts, counseling for uninsured citizens..About 2,000 showed up what does that tell you about people having no health care insurance and dental, eye, etc..It was a huge success they don't do it often enough, even though the Obamacare is coming thru soon, far too many are totally without anything as they are nearly homeless few jobs and no money for anything, most professionals gave of their time..It was something else! The Olive Garden provided huge amounts of food and beverages, many got their teeth fixed up & eye glasses given to them all for FREE..Many lined up outside the buildings at 5 am in the morning, they did it on the west side of the town where we live last year decided to put it on the east side and did provide free bus passes for many to get there and the buses ran early..That should tell you about the many many citiznes in our country and this county and town who don't have any access to any health care whatsoever..Hope you take the opportunity to get those tests even if you have to pay some co-pays, it could save your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sixty Three here is a senior citizen for all kinds of discounts..AARP starts at 50 you will be receiving lots of mail from AARP..you can get a lot of things at just 60 with big discounts if you want to..You were compensated for your blog, I thought so, it seems you figure out something, good for you and good for your familia!


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