Treating Your Partner (Right)
Prostate cancer may make you feel like you’re fighting the disease alone, but if you’re married or have a life partner, you must remember your disease is affecting that person too. In fact, the decisions you make regarding your treatment will affect your partner profoundly.
That includes treatment options that will affect your sexual functioning, of course, but some treatments may also leave you feeling exhausted or out of sorts for prolonged periods, which is bound to affect everyone around you. Millions of men who have experienced erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment continue to have a sex life, and you can too.
Some men resort to other methods of mutual pleasure with their partner, but some who have suffered damage to the nerves that control an erection continue to have intercourse anyway. Don't worry so much about what you will or won't be able to do sexually right now...simply let your partner know how much you love them and appreciate their support during your diagnosis and treatment. This trial could be something that improves your relationship. Just be sure to let your loved one in!