What’s it like to date and embark on new intimate relationships once our lives and bodies have been altered by cancer treatments and surgeries? Today on the podcast I am joined by Alex Darby who shares her insights (and funny stories) on how she went about all of this.
Divorce or separation and being a single parent is for sure challenging enough. There are many roadmaps to navigating this and everybody will find their own way through. Throw a cancer diagnosis right into the midst of it, surgical menopause and all the stuff that comes with an altered body image - and gosh, there are so many layers to unpack.
Alex Darby brings her background in leadership into her coaching business and it is a pleasure and honour to speak to her today!
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Here are the highlights:
(04:05) Alex’s diagnosis
(10:53) Were you thinking of starting a new relationship?
(19:38) Did you discuss your menopause symptoms with a healthcare professional?
(27:50) How did try and help your menopause symptoms?
(33:39) Advice for someone who is thinking about dating again
The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me.
There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences.
I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.
Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field.
And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.
So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.