How to meet someone romantically when you have cancer?
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Hi, I've just joined so I hope it's ok that I post here.
I'm newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and from what I've heard and read it looks like I'm in for years of treatment. I'm 36 and I don't have a partner or children.
Apparently the chances of recurrence and metastasis are pretty high, especially in the next few years. And then, if I get through this, I will likely not be able to have children, or if I still can, it'll be hard or complicated.
Just before I learned about all of this I joined a dating app... Yesterday, someone on the app messaged me and we chatted a bit. Then a lot of questions went through my head. Is it right to bring someone into this mess? Is is right for me to love and be loved right now? Am I selfish for wanting a 'normal' life?
Does anyone else feel like this? Have you been here? I feel like I'm spiraling with all of this.
Hello @Katie1985, thank you for sharing what you've been going through. Navigating relationships when you're dealing with a serious diagnosis can be challenging. Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you.
Hi everyone, how are you today?
Can you relate to what @Katie1985 is feeling? Do you think it's hard to meet people when you have cancer? How do you navigate romantic relationships?
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We’ll not sure what is being addressed here…. Ovarian cancer or getting involved romantically with a cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed in 1971 with ovarian & survived. And a relationship is not real high on my priorities.
@Katie1985 I just got diagnosed with BC, also had a DMX I feel the same why. Do I even bring someone into this mess.
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