I am a 58 female and have enjoyed sex a few times per week throughout my intensive chemo treatment. (I have stage IV and my chemo had to be inpatient for 4 days each round.) Scheduled for radical cystectomy August 30)
I suggest using a condom just in case she may experience small interior tears and her white cell count is low. Since treatment can change to skin in all areas, I experienced some labial tearing and was advised by my OB/GYN to use aloe or vitamin E to replenish the skin condition in that area. My team at MD Anderson was OK with that advice.
Most important above all.... is the feeling of acceptance and intimate expression of love. I can't tell you how much that has meant to me during my journey to survival!!!
Hi, I just finished my second round of BCG four days ago and was wondering about how it will effect my sex life. The two rounds of BCG had resulted in absolutely no side effects. Not sure if this is normal or abnormal. I did ask the urologist how long I should wait or what precautions should be taken when I have intercourse. My urologist told me to wait 24 hours after my treatments, but now I not sure. I have condoms (which I haven't used in like 40 years I think) which may be a good thing to use. Just looking for other opinions related to this. Thanks
I can tell you about the chemos I was on. Different than yours.
But, my oncologist told me, to make sure my husband wore one.
When I asked why, I thought it was to protect me, well...
he said, so it didn't effect him! It could cause some burning and irritation.
I was on the chemos for six months at a time. And, then, he used one for additional six
months. I think, one night he was trying to put 2 on! lol. I was hot stuff.
Plus, it reduced my chances of getting any kind of infection which I might had found difficult to
Hi Arleeny1 thanks for the reply. After rereading my post I can see that my comments were confusing. What I meant was that I hadn't used a condom in nearly 40 years . A 40 year old condom? But it is refreshing that were can find amusement in a serious problem. I hope all is going well for you. Thanks again .
I loved it! I laughed when I read that thinking that baby belongs in the Smithsonian!
Imagine a 40 year old condom. lol.
I am fine. I got this really funny pathologist who reads my PET/CT's scans. And, this time
he out done himself. I will quote him:
If she didn't have bilateral kidney stones, a sinus infection and getting over pneumonia she would be healthy as a horse! No obvious evidence of lymphoma.
I love that guy. He makes me laugh. And that my friend is very important.
I will share with you something my husband would tell me when we found lymphoma on my ankle.
He said, " no one dies of ankle cancer, Arleeny."