Dating after mastectomy
I wasn't married and wasn't big into dating for a while after my breast cancer diagnosis and the surgery.
Komen Southeast Wisconsin I am reaching out to share my experiences, dating after a mastectomy.
I'm thankful for his patience and acceptance, but my personal adventure toward being comfortable having sex again took over two years." - Michelle S., 43"After my mastectomy, I gave up on dating. Since all of this, I haven't gotten remarried, but I did find myself in two long relationships, where both men were completely okay with my body and my lack of breasts.
I was widowed for five years and had an active dating life before, but after, I had no desire. That was reassuring because It was not what I expected." - Diane A., 49"Dating is hard enough without having had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
Two subsequent surgeries followed to continue to shape my breasts so they look natural—well as natural as can be, considering all breast tissue and my nipples had been removed.
Needless to say, my body has been carved up more than a turkey on Thanksgiving.