Bill Milner of Tatura recently decided to have a test done at Screen For Life in Kyabram.March 13, 2014 4:55am
His wife Olwyn accompanied him and they discovered Mr Milner had a blockage in the carotid artery in his neck.
The clinic advised him to seek urgent medical attention.
He was admitted to Epworth Hospital and was operated on immediately.
Complications arose when he experienced an unrelated matter which was life threatening, and Mr Milner had to undergo two more operations.
He spent three weeks in the Epworth and is now home with orders to rest.
Mr Milner told the Guardian he was thankful he decided to have a test done at Screen for Life, and now feels he has been given a second chance to live a healthy life.
Despite all the trauma, he managed to get home in time to celebrate Olwyn’s birthday on February 24, which was a wonderful birthday present for her.
‘‘I can’t stress enough how important it is for older people to get an ultrasound to check their blood flow in order to prevent a stroke. It certainly saved my life,’’ Mr Milner said.
Screen For Life’s mission is to promote prevention for peace of mind, making people aware of undetected health problems, and to encourage them to seek follow-up care with their GP.
Screen For Life is a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, giving access to fast, painless, and affordable preventive health screening.
‘‘Our screenings are performed by highly trained sonographers and results are reviewed by a doctor, to ensure the highest standards, and are delivered to you within 21 days,’’ a spokesperson said.
‘‘Since our inception in 1993, more than seven million people worldwide have taken advantage of our preventive screening packages, and we currently screen more than 800 000 people annually.’’
Screen For Life often identifies serious health issues and has helped save thousands of lives.
They are dedicated to providing the highest quality preventive screenings at affordable rates, and spreading awareness that prevention brings peace of mind.
Screen For Life recommends people consider preventive health screening from the age of 50, however, if they have risk factors such as a family history of stroke, cardiovascular disease or diabetes, they should talk to their GP about getting screened from the age of 40 onwards.
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