Mastectomy dating

by  |  04-Sep-2017 19:40

But after the breakup of my marriage shortly before my diagnosis, I missed being close to someone.

‘Once I was on the date I realised it was inevitable my cancer diagnosis would come up in the conversation – the treatment was a big part of my life for almost a year.

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‘He was lovely and said these words I’ll never forget: "I love you for you". ‘After my reconstruction I eventually got the courage to take my bra off and bare my scars and imperfections.

I felt totally at ease with him and liberated, and our relationship just gets better and better.’ Sue, 47, began dating through an online dating site three years after her diagnosis in July 2006.

But without exception the men I have had relationships with have all been totally accepting.

In fact my partner celebrates my “magic breast” as without my surgery I would not still be here.

Having ended her eight-year relationship shortly after finishing surgery, she decided to try internet dating in February 2016. I chatted to one man I had a lot in common with and we got on really well. He normally wrote long messages but his response was: “I’m sorry to hear that, I’m not ignoring you I have to go out”. ‘I was set up by a friend on one date, and frankly it was a bit of a disaster.

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