Dating for people with cancer
However, I have a tough time relating to nonsurvivors in a dating situation. I wish everyone the best of luck, we all deserve to be happy and loved with or without our cancer.
The best relationship I ever had was with a fellow cancer patient. "Not to long after my diagnosis, my marriage of 11 years ended, I understand being broken, I asked myself the question, how many broken pieces can I become, who would put me back together again?
-Eric I have come to the conclusion that I need to either date guys who are survivors, or who are several years older than me... From a female perspective it's just as hard on our end. I hope things go better for you (I realize this post is old but good wishes never age :) ) Lady Muse I recently came upon a website for young adult cancer patients and survivors. I'm going to one of their happy hours in NYC and am excited to meet other survivors my age. I was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago, and surgically treated. I like to have many friendships with other survivors in India and other countries I hope that you have been able to find someone that you can connect with. I was dating a guy before I was rediagnose and things have changed a lot. It hasn't any time I've been on it so I can't connect with people like I want.
doesn't seem like guys my age can handle the idea of cancer (even though I think I do a pretty good job of keeping the burden low! I also looked at the c is for cupid site but they didn't even have an option for DC... It sucked not having anyone anywhere close to my age when I was in treatment.
I am new to this website, but actually got on looking for other young survivors and some male survivors to possibly start dating again. I can relate, I had dated a woman for 9 mos, and she was great about it at the start and most of that time.
I told her everything before we were involved, and really she is a well-meaning person who doesn't get scared off by cancer. i think it would just be easier to date someone who also had/has cancer because they can understand what it is/was like.
Slow and Steady Dating is never easy, especially when cancer is the unwelcomed third wheel. Their relationships may not be exactly as they were before cancer came into the picture, but then again neither are they.
He asked this in a teasing way, but when I read it, my heart sank.Regardless of where a person is in their cancer journey, adjusting to the emotional and physical changes that accompany a diagnosis can be challenging.As a professional oncology social worker at Cancer Care, I have found that there is no right or wrong when addressing the challenges of dating but there are ways to provide support along the way.Julie blogs about her personal experience with leukemia and life from a patient’s perspective. She is a race walker, a dog lover, and a dedicated #bearcam watcher. I’m 32, I’m decent looking, I have a job I enjoy and family and friends I love.My motto is “go with the flow”…well, more specifically, my e-mail tagline is “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” (Yogi Berra). I ended up telling a guy over a text last night that I’m a two-time cancer survivor.
Sadly, she lost her battle and is no longer with us. Mine has helped me get through this whole cancer thing! I just realize I have to live in the present moment, live in the now, become the best me right now, and not worry about what will happen in six months, or a year. I'm so lonely, I just want someone to talk to who will understand what I'm going through.