Category: Women’s Health
Reclaiming Her Life
Myers opted for reconstructive surgery (a several-month-long process of expanding the chest muscle before a saline implant can be inserted) and began intensive physical therapy a few days after surgery. She didn’t have chemotherapy or radiation. Myers said she didn’t realize it at the time, but she had slipped into depression. “I didn’t want to leave the house and I couldn’t sleep,” she said.
When Amanda Hidalgo Myers entered the Mrs. Arizona Globe beauty pageant, she wasn’t going for the glory or the hoopla. She went for the spotlight to make a statement about surviving.
“I wanted to prove that women can go through breast cancer and a mastectomy and still look and feel beautiful and feminine,” said Myers, 39, a professional ballerina and pianist, and a licensed private investigator who works as a fraud investigator in the cellular telephone industry. Read more
‘Do you take this person to be your wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, to love, honor and meet for regular workouts?’
Your wedding vows may not include these exact words, but a commitment to fitness may be just the thing that keeps you together through thick and thin.
Now more than ever, both partners are maintaining full-time careers. Couples barely have time for each other much less time to work out. So what are more and more couples doing to stay in shape and stay together? Read more