Dating with a mastectomy
According to , most couples are introduced to each other by family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, or neighbors.So look to the people you know — and tell them you'd really appreciate an introduction to a quality person, a serious date. Your social network has resources for you to tap, but you've got to let your friends know what you're looking for and talk up your hopes. So maybe I have no clue what the hell I’m talking about.Moving on…let’s start with a don’t: DON’T get into the nitty gritty details of your BRCA mutation, of your surgery, of your breast reconstruction—whatever it is you’re discussing.
She wrote the book , a personal account of how she coped with these problems (unfortunately out of print, but worth tracking down in a library or a used book store).Support was the name of the game, and if an outfit couldn’t be worn with a bra, it wouldn’t be worn at all.I was often forced to pass up halter tops and strapless dresses, or worse: I’d have to decide between chunky bra straps sticking out of a backless dress, or concealing all of it with a sweater. These days, I can wear backless dresses and halter tops like it’s nobody’s business.” As one might expect, the breast implants are what usually interest guys the most.Often they assume that I could pick any implant size I want, so I politely correct them (read: laugh in their face–hahaha, !