“We are truly in relationship to our body at all times—some of us consciously and some not so much. Regardless of our conscious connection, surgery and illness is a conflict in that relationship. It may compromise our trust in our body. We may be angry with our body. Thinking about our body may inspire nothing but tears and pain and grief. But like any relationship, if we desire to restore connection after a conflict, it takes effort. We reach out. We express our feelings. We forgive. And we get to know each other all over again, from this new place, because neither of us are quite the same.”
People need sexuality support after surgery and illness. This post talks about why and how.