It’s no secret that I do not have health insurance. Shoot, at this point an insurance company wouldn’t touch me. When I was told about the free Health and Wellness Checks at Sam’s Club I was on it! First of all it was free and second of all it was like getting a mini check up.
When I arrived there was a bit of a line and I thought it would take forever. However they had plenty of people and it went quickly. Everyone was extremely friendly and didn’t even care that I was taking photos. They were more than happy to be included.
The first thing I did was fill out a form with a little information. Basically just who I was. There was no health history, that would have taken me forever!
Next was getting my blood pressure checked. I had just ran in to the store through a flooding parking lot and a downpour that hurt when it hit you. Normally my blood pressure is perfect, but this time it was a little high and she said it was most likely from me running into the store. It was only a wee bit out of the normal range so I’m not worried about it. I’ll be checked again today at the OBGYN and I am sure it will be normal.
Next I was sent over to have my BMI checked. I knew it would not be good considering that the tumor hindered my bodies ability to process normally. It also had thrown my thyroid out of whack and I had tested abnormal on my thyroid before surgery. I am happy to say that my thyroid is now testing normally and the weight is literally falling off without me doing anything differently. My BMI was in the overweight range and I expected that. I was thankful that it was not in the obese range! After testing my BMI, I was given some information on a weight-loss group that meets not too far from my house. They charge a low weekly rate and tech you about nutrition and exercise. they also said that Morgan could attend with me for free. Pretty cool! I might check it out because it would be a great learning opportunity that Morgan and I can do together.
The last check was my Cholesterol and Blood Sugar. I am hypoglycemic and have been since I was a kid. I am prone to sugar spikes depending on what I have eaten or drank. I then do a hard crash. My blood sugar tested in the normal range, but my cholesterol tested a bit high. This was shocking to me considering the way I eat. I eat a diet of mainly fruits and vegetables….most of that being raw. I rarely eat meats. So I probably should check out that class I mentioned above so I can figure out where this hidden cholesterol is coming from. It is something that is not obvious to me and it is important that I figure it out and take steps to get it out of my diet. Amazing what one little prick to the finger can tell you!
If I would have had these tests run at the Doctor’s office I would have paid about $150! Thanks Sam’s Club for providing this great service to your customers!
Sam’s Club provided me with a $50 gift card for my participation in the Health & Wellness screenings, to provide testimonial content via the samsclub.com/pharmacy site and post to my individual blog.
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