Testimonials from Employees
"I am 59 years old and have learned a lot about cancer. In 2008 I participated in the annual health fair and I am glad I did. I had a blood test and was informed by the physician right away that there was an issue with my PSA test result. Two years prior I had a PSA test and there was no problem. The PSA is a way to check the prostate in men. The test results showed my PSA level had changed dramatically since the last test. I was advised to consult my doctor immediately. I got some more tests and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had no idea that I had cancer because I never showed a lot of the symptoms.
I currently am being treated at a great cancer center here in Toledo, OH. I have gone through external radiation treatments, hormonal injection and many other tests. On September 11th I will get internal radiation seed implants. I have had a few problems and will encounter quite a few more in the next months, but I do my best to work through them.
If I hadn't gone to the health fair who knows when I would have had the test and it could have been too late. I am telling all everyone that you should be tested early and don't make excuses. Any one who has an opportunity or is age 50 or more needs to get tested. Early detection can make treatment easier and your cure rate can improve dramatically.
You all need to take care of yourselves and your families. I have grand children and my goal is to enjoy them as long as I can. Only time will tell if the cancer is controlled or not, and as I tell my doctors, any day above ground is a good day. Remember this: there are no guarantees in life. My advice is to participate in your company’s health fair and see your doctor for a check-up. It bought me time. It’s a long road ahead, but I will continue to fight and will be more involved with other cancer patients and support groups. My goal is to be a Cancer Survivor.
This is my story. I thank Crown, Cork and Seal for offering the health fair and the Corporate Health Solutions physician who remembered me at the 2009 health fair that took time to talk with me. Cancer is scary, but must be dealt with."
"I was told by the doctor’s that if I had not gone to the health fair, I would have probably died. That was how high my blood pressure and cholesterol were!”
Raleigh, North Carolina
“I was very overweight, but had no idea what to do about it. I knew that it was affecting my life and my work. Corporate Health Solutions not only showed me that my concerns where real, but what to do about it. I would not have turned my life around without them.”
San Jose, California
“I had no idea what a diabetic was and how it affected you. I found out through the health fair that I am a diabetic. They sent me to my doctor and Ginny at CHS called me to help me with my diet. I did not realize how bad I felt before getting the help that I did not know I needed.”
“I went to the health fair in 2007 and everything came back ok. Then, I went in 2008 again and the doctor at CHS saw a big difference in my numbers that alarmed him. He sent me to my family doctor and they found that I had a serious heart problem. I immediately went in for heart surgery. My family doctor said that going to the health fair saved my life."
“After getting the health assessment at the health fair the doctor called me and said that I had ‘elevated and accelerating PSA’. He told me to go to my doctor and show her my results. They discovered that I had prostate cancer, but caught it early. My urologist said that it was a good thing that I went to the health fair or it could have been much worse.”
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
“I was getting headaches, blurred vision and just did not feel well. I did not think anything of it. I went to the health fair and discovered that my blood pressure was very high. They sent me immediately to the hospital and got me help. I can’t believe how much better I feel. I didn’t even know that I had a problem.”
“I had been drinking and depressed for a long time. At the health fair I talked with the counselor and he told me how concerned he was. He gave me the number to the EAP and told me to call them. I did and now I know I had a problem, but now I am getting the help that I need. I probably wouldn’t have gotten help if it was not for the health fair.”