Sometimes when we practice what we preach, we have a better understanding of those that don’t and those that do.
Most recently, for my annual wellness exam, I added to what I normally I would have done. I happened to have my grandmother’s genes, so I will undoubtedly live forever, but I want to live a happy, healthy life, so my loved ones don’t pray for a different outcome, and in my world, that is mind, body and spirit.
I used my recent 60th birthday as my mile marker in my health file and added some cardiac tests to my annual health check up. The results were greater than I expected and the advantage that I have is that I have a baseline in my file so that my medical providers can do a better job for me if/when my health would take a turn in the wrong direction. Being a compliant patient benefits your own peace of mind, but also my family and doctors.
I have attached a couple of brochures so that you can read about these tests. They’re $35 each, (insurance doesn’t cover those) but we spend that kind of money on a night out. These types of tests will let you know what your baseline is and you can do what needs to be done from there as a follow-up with your providers. If you arrive at a diagnosis, then of course you have great insurance working with Sears Insurance and you can probably proceed with the next course of action. Ask your doctor what they think of you scheduling these and just go and do it! You owe it to yourself and to your family.
Part of mental health is laughter. Laughter is good medicine. Family, friends, music, great food! I have a friend, Matt Mauro with Re/Max Real Estate Concepts that has put out some local entertainment ideas and has done such a good job of it that I’d like to share it with you. Enjoy!