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Does "ones" libdo ever come back after Breast Cancer and Ovaries removed?

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Stage 2A Paciente más de 7 años
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    Sobreviviente desde 2012
    The cancer diagnosis, surgeries, chemo, and radiation ravage intimacy, but you will recover that gift. Be patient with yourself and allow time to heal both body and mind. I want lie to you, you have to work at it but that is true of all relationships in good times and bad. Breastcancer.org has a great link on sex and intimacy. Stay in touch, don't despair, and treat yourself kindly. Cyber hugs to you. :-)
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  • André Roberts Profile
    Stage 1 Patient
    After reading Sharon & Jo's reply, I guess I am very fortunate. During chemo I was very dry, irritated & tired, but my husband & I still had sex. Now, 4 months post chemo (on herceptin & tomoxifin) He does always initiate but I always reciprocate. We had a very strong sex life before cancer - we had only been married 6 months - & knowing he still wants me & thinks I'm sexy is a turn on for me. He's really good taking the care I need - if I need more 'attention' to get in 'the mood' & the use of lotions. Being open with each other has helped. I hope things work out for you. Prayers to you.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    Survivor since 2007
    Libido? What Libido? I have had to shut down any kind of feelings as intimacy to me only means excruciating pain no matter what kind of lotion or potion we have tried to use. I am angry at breast cancer and accompanying drugs have robbed me of the last vestiges of being a woman. I still have all my girl parts... Sharon
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