There are also stories of people who’ve met their match while recovering from surgeries or slogging through chemo, stories of people who’ve actually found each other because of their diagnosis.
She tried to break up with me explaining that I didnt deserve to be with someone that was at risk and that she didnt want me to get hurt.I refused to let that happen so we continued to see each other.I was sort of dating someone at the time, but we weren’t tight enough to be a true couple so there were no roses, no romantic dinner, not even a lousy chocolate kiss.Instead, I got the cancer kiss-off a few days later, although in capping our fledgling relationship, the guy swore up and down “It’s not the cancer, it’s you.” Uh … If you’ve lived in Cancerland for any length of time, you’ve probably heard stories of patients getting kicked to the curb after a diagnosis. It’s a common enough occurrence that it’s been studied, most recently by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center clinical researcher and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance neuro-oncologist Dr. Sadly, women diagnosed with cancer are about six times more likely to get separated or divorced than guys who get sick, mostly likely, Chamberlain said, because men aren’t as “well-equipped to be primary caregivers.” And that may well be true."When I told him I was hesitant to tell him about the cancer because I wasn’t sure if he would want to see me anymore, his answer was, ‘Can I see you again?
’” Photo courtesy of Jeff Salmore Photography Six years ago, I spent Valentine’s weekend lurching around Seattle trying to come to terms with the fact that I was now a cancer patient.
I still consider her my girlfriend and have not even thought about leaving or being with anyone else.
She keeps me at a distance, but I try to let her know that I am there for her and still love her.
Susan, a stage 4 breast cancer patient, and her brand new husband Jeff, shortly after their wedding in July 2016.
The pair met via an online dating site while Susan was going through treatment.
I met I girl a few months back that is absolutely amazing. We fell for each other hard and both felt like we were supposed to be together.