One year-old woman's story of finding love after discovering she had a brain tumour. Not because I was going to cheat on him or dump him, but because I knew I was going to die. I was rushed to hospital, and they found a rare, inoperable tumour. I was only in my twenties, yet I was already a manager at a designer outlet and I was incredibly ambitious. My sister was on Tinder and after a fortnight she suggested I set up an account as a distraction. He replied a minute later, saying he still wanted to meet me.
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For year-old Nathan and year-old Yolanda, there was a lot of that in the first year they started dating. Meanwhile, Nathan and Yolanda had only just started dating - after meeting through uni and being friends for a few years first. Cancer is really draining at the best of times. Lea says that people with a terminal illness tend to end up with people who are going through similar struggles. They understood each other, when they were hospitalised there was a lot of empathy, connection, both knew they had the same sort of life expectancy and they would make that journey together. Lea says it can be a shortcut to intimacy, even if it ends up being short-lived.
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After he booked himself a solo trip to Europe, I overheard him talk about how much fun he had riding around on the back of her motorcycle, holding her hips. He also said he enjoyed walking around by himself without thinking about cancer. And me, apparently. And that was it. Our relationship was over.
Dating someone with cancer or any life threatening illness is like entering Mordor, and as we all know, one does not simply enter a relationship without doing some research. The Key word is Almost. Before I get started, here are a couple things to consider.