She had no way to find help as a single woman looking for a relationship, wanting to know when and how to tell about her mastectomy and her disease.
She wrote the book , a personal account of how she coped with these problems (unfortunately out of print, but worth tracking down in a library or a used book store).
There ARE quality single people out there looking for relationships.According to , most couples are introduced to each other by family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, or neighbors.So look to the people you know — and tell them you'd really appreciate an introduction to a quality person, a serious date. Your social network has resources for you to tap, but you've got to let your friends know what you're looking for and talk up your hopes. "Until I found Cancer Dating Service, I was unusually shy about dating.Ya, cancer can have that effect :) But a few days in, I received a message from a man who was caring, nice, & so funny.I can't believe I'm saying this, but 6 months later, I am engaged! Once upon a time, women who have survived cancer will tell you, the fact that you’d been through the horror of a diagnosis and surgery was not public information—not at work and certainly not on a first date.Flash forward to 2016 and, experts say, there’s a very different attitude.“I’m a breast cancer survivor…so my body is not so perfect,” wrote one woman on recently.“If you can’t handle that, keep it moving.” (And plenty of dates can handle it: “One ofthe top things singles say they are looking for is the ability to learn from a partner,” says Laurie Davis Edwards, founder of the online dating-coaching service e Flirt.“Breast cancer survivors offer a unique understanding of the value of life—and love.”) The women you’re about to meet— Jenny, Kristina, and Nicole—are proof.