HEALTH & WELLNESS

My Turn: Personal stories by Health section readers

My Turn is a forum in which readers can recount a personal health or fitness experience.

  • The reluctant athlete

    The reluctant athlete

    "I haven't done this since the eighth grade, so be gentle with me." Those were my first words to William, a personal trainer, at our first session. And I wasn't kidding. I had avoided sports and sport-like activity all my life, including televised sports. In college, where Phys. Ed. was a requirement,...

  • A future without a baby is just fate, after all

    A future without a baby is just fate, after all

    I was five years into trying to conceive when I received the diagnosis that stopped my quest: premature ovarian failure. The only option for pregnancy would be donor eggs, and that was beyond our financial means and our level of acceptable medical intervention. I was only 37 years old — younger...

  • Little lady, big biceps

    Little lady, big biceps

    Retired grandma, 66, finds weightlifting battles flab and old age.

  • Her husband's heart quit on him, but she didn't

    Her husband's heart quit on him, but she didn't

    CPR kept her husband alive after suffering sudden cardiac arrest, but he hasn't been the same since.

  • Mental health is a luxury for the uninsured

    Mental health is a luxury for the uninsured

    An unemployed Nevada resident is forced to seek treatment at a crowded state facility. But a sensitive and understanding nurse named Jeff makes the visits worthwhile.

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