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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Doesnt really affect me right now as my sweetie lives a couple hours away and we havent seen each other since early November. We’ve discussed it on the phone and in messages, and altho he’s nervous about it, he’s being supportive and understanding and I appreciate that far more than feeling we have to be intimate at all.
Intimacy is very important to me….. but sighhhh….. I did not have a partner when my cancer was discovered, and still don’t have one, so I’m not sure that I ‘qualify’ to respond to this survey.
Having cancer will not stop me from looking for someone, or maybe ‘tripping over’ a guy at some point…LOL.
Intimacy has become an effort following the months of treatment. But an effort worth making. Specifically – sex has changed – the induced menopause of Zoladex has made it more difficult (uncomfortable). There you go, that’s the truth. My husband is incredibly patient, and now that chemotherapy is over we’re trying to bring things back to life. He has this theory that ‘happy lady parts will result in ovulation (but still there are no signs of my period) so beyond the physical and essential emotion connection, it’s his way of helping. I’m not sure his reason is sound, but it is certainly sweet. So at this point, we are relearning how to be sexually intimate. It’s challenging, but I’m hopeful. [During chemotherapy my sex life was a barren wasteland. I could not manage it because of the pain, at least now it’s less uncomfortable – though still taking some effort!]
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