In the past year I haven’t always been well, with difficult surgeries and more intensive care stays than I’d have liked.
I didn’t lose my hair, and maintaining normality is easier when the reflection in the mirror is what it’s always been.
I realise for many people with cancer, dating while going through treatment is impossible.
With its myriad of technological offerings, modern dating is somewhat more complicated than it was in days gone by.
If you decide to enter the online dating world, you become aware that the truth is often exaggerated.
“You don’t need to tell the whole truth,” she said.
“Let’s play up your assets.” My profile talks about my love of music, theatre and travel. Being liberal with the truth worked: I got some messages. Likes good food in nice restaurants (provided there’s something I can eat on my strict anti-cancer diet). In an article I wrote last year, I said my prognosis wasn’t great. Likes long walks on the beach (provided they don’t occur in the days following an intensive treatment). Since receiving a diagnosis of Stage IV cancer two years ago at the age of 26, there have been a lot of things that I had to change, but giving up dating completely wasn’t one of them.No one seemed to think that anyone would want to date while going through cancer treatment.So, in the absence of any advice, I decided I’d have to work this one out on my own. Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.