I already recruited my friend Lori, and although I’m pretty sure our practice session will end up in fits of laughter, because that seems to be how all our time is spent together, I know it will be helpful.
I look forward to finding out what the world of dating has in store for me.
In my defense, he had asked me why I was still single if I’ve lived in this area my entire life.
He asked this in a teasing way, but when I read it, my heart sank.
Resources: • (Curetoday.com) – this lists some on-line dating/friendship sites specifically for cancer patients (who knew that existed?!
) • Young Survival Coalition – a wonderful organization specifically for young women with breast cancer…I posted a message on their forum requesting advice about when to tell my date about cancer, and their responses were thoughtful and detailed.
Almost every article or book I read mentioned practicing your cancer disclosure with a friend.First I visited forums where cancer patients and their significant others discussed the challenges of dating after cancer.As it turns out, men and women both struggle with identifying the best time to tell a new love interest about their cancer history.If your cancer turns out to be a deal breaker, hopefully you have not gotten too attached to him or her.” Still, I know from listening to others in my support group that some people wait much longer, sometimes months to bring up “the big C”, especially if a fair amount of time has passed since their treatment.I didn’t find anyone advocating this in my on-line research.I highly recommend the site to any young woman with breast cancer (and her friends and caregivers). Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 #Stencil . You are young, vivacious, and you are finally in the position to begin building a family.You meet someone who strikes your fancy, and you learn he/she had cancer.As Zmuda suggested, it is a matter of meeting the right person…cliché, I know.It is encouraging to read Rosenthal’s story about dating with cancer and to learn that she found hers, and when she did, he “released the pressure valve on four years of dating angst”…and this was only one and a half dates into their relationship!