I know this is a very personal subject but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be talking about it. Its something that's an issue for most men and women who have been traumatized by their diagnosis and treatment. Some issues are physical and others are mental and of course many battle with both the physical and mental aspects of sex after cancer.
For me personally its both. Having had a gynecological cancer treatment, pain and fear all play a role in my sexuality post cancer. I received an enormous amount of both internal and external radiation. This resulted in scar tissue which can cause the vagina to literally close up, if not dealt with. Even when dealt with the scar tissue can make penetration extremely painful. The pain experienced during treatment can also cause high anxiety, flash backs and even physical pain.
www.justin.tv/spiritjump to watch live and join the chatroom to ask questions during the show. There will even be a few books given away.
Hope to see you all there!
Posted by Meaghan on Tuesday, March 30, 2010