May 1, 2011 05:14PM Fearless_One wrote:
I am single and just had my MX/TE's, but haven't started dating yet. I will start when my recon is over. I think the reality of it is that some men will leave, some won't. It would be unrealistic to say it won't matter to them, because for some - it will. It's much different than having the surgery AFTER you are already married or in a relationship that to enter the dating pool afterwards. But I can tell you from this board, that yes - the right guy won't care and will still find you beautiful.
If you go to "Finding Love after your diagnosis" thread, you can see some of the ladies there have met some great guys after their diagnosis and reconstruction.
I DO believe there can be love after MX/recon. But you need to be thick-skinned, as there are a lot of shallow guys out there who will leave.