What’s it like dating with blood cancer?

What’s it like dating with blood cancer?


I think the hardest
thing for my partner is to actually understand what I’ve
been through because a lot of people know someone who’s
had cancer, older, and my partner does know and has been impacted
by cancer and affected. It’s actually being
young, in your 20s and actually understanding what I’ve actually had to go through and the challenges I still
face because of cancer. He really, really tries to get it. I couldn’t ask for
anyone more supportive in that sense,
but he hasn’t seen me at my worst. He hasn’t seen the
battles I’ve had to get and that makes
it quite frustrating for him because they only know what
we tell them and how much we show. It is really hard for
them to picture what we’ve gone through and why we
were sometimes so insecure. Cancer has left
insecurities on how I look. Oh, my God, yes. I don’t look the same
to what people might see, but I look at myself in the mirror
and I feel completely different. I’ve got scars, I was a lot slimmer
before and I put weight on– Yeah, weight gain. All the
things which people don’t see because I cover it
really, really well. It’s actually letting someone in,
seeing those scars, seeing how I’ve changed and letting someone
love the new version of me. That’s the difficulty
I’ve had dating someone who I wasn’t with
when I had cancer. Yes.