Dating after breast cancer young women
elizzim wrote: Hi friends, I thought I would start a new topic, since I know there MUST be others like me out there?!I was diagnosed last December (2008), and 2009 was spent in treatment thus far: bilateral MX w/ TE's, chemo, and then exchange to Allergan 410's (Gummies).The fear about my future, the loss of my breasts, the uncertainty about how a man might react to my new breasts - all of this makes me doubt myself and my chance of finding love, even though I've always been a pretty confident woman in that department.I feel as though I shouldn't even put myself out there (with the short hair, reconstuction, etc.), that it would be a miracle to find someone who could feel about me the way men have felt about me in the past.
But ironically, now that it's mostly over (except for tamoxifen for 5 yrs) I feel a kind of sadness - even depression setting in.
Kristi Dec 6, 2009 PM jdash wrote: wow kristi i really am trying to remember when i brought it up- first date said nothing, on the advice from a close guy friend on the 2nd date i said nothing...
then 3rd date realized we knew alot of the same people- went to his friends birthday party and I walked in and of course someone i knew screamed so loud that she barely recognized me without my wig on ! i thought oh my god everyone just heard that including my date..
Dec 7, 2009 AM kriserts wrote: Thanks for your stories!
I think there are a lot of generalites surrounding this topic (like, doctors just wave their hands and say 'oh, the right guy will love you anyway') so it's really helpful to hear Dec 16, 2009 PM ck2day wrote: I am so glad you posted this question.