When can I have sex again after mastectomy?
I had a bilateral mastectomy a week ago. My paper work says I can resume sexual activity after 6 weeks. 6 weeks! In 6 weeks I will be several weeks into chemo. I would like to have sex again before that poison ruins my body and sex drive. And then it's radiation and then Tamoxifen. None of those things are going to help me feel sexy. I want to have sex now before those horrors make it close to impossible. (I also have lichen sclerosis which is currently in remission.) I still have my drains in, but am feeling anxious about missing my opportunity. If we are careful, is it really that dangerous to do it?
Thanks for your thoughts!