Thomasville Medical Center helps woman live healthy

May. 06, 2013 @ 05:50 PM

What a difference a year has made for Thomasville’s Linda Delamarter and her health.
Delamarter, like most women in America, was looking for a way to lose weight and improve her health. She was frustrated with her weight and blood work. She was not able to take medications that reduced cholesterol because of her fibromyalgia. When she saw a promotion in the High Point Enterprise from Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center offering a women’s health screening for $25 she jumped at the opportunity.
Sue Seymour sat down with Delamarter at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, giving her a private one-hour appointment, to give her a starting point. The assessment includes blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks. It also checks for weight, body mass index and a non-invasive test to check for cardiovascular disease in the legs.
“I thought maybe there was hope and it was just one on one,” Delamarter said. “She discussed my lifestyle habits, my diet, and my medical information. She was just so personable. She gave me a tool.”
Ten weeks later after her March 5, 2012 visit with Seymour, Delamarter had brought her cholesterol from 306 to 230, lowered her triglycerides from 228 to 120, lowered her LDL from 204 to 151 and lowered her body mass index from 30.2 to 23.3.
“It was amazing. I hadn’t been able to do this before. I hadn’t been able to get a grip on the whole situation,” Delmarter said.
Delamarter said that Seymour gave her a sense of direction, hope and help.
“I just didn’t know how to deal with the scenario. She helped give me a complete circle of care,” Delamarter said. “When I left here I had incentive and thought maybe I could do this.”
In total, Delamarter lost 44 pounds in the last year by making better food choices.
“I quit buying cookies and chips and I started eating fruit and nuts while trying to make better choices,” Delamarter said. “Just by eating healthy to lower my cholesterol the weight just started to fall off of me.”
Delamarter said that she feels like a brand new woman.
“Mentally I feel better. I feel better about myself and I feel like I am in control of my choices,” Delmarter said. “It’s making the best choice you can, one choice at a time.”

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