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  • You are brave, Jon, and I commend you. Discontent may be your reward for baring your soul, but you make it possible for the rest of us to come forth, too. Men aren't the only ones beset by dysfunction. I wonder sometimes whether there's any "there" there anymore for me. Years of seeing my dear man through all kinds of chemo and clinical trials meant life was never the same for us again. Like you, he wanted to have it all back and tried heroic measures to no avail. I was fortunate that we did enjoy cuddling, and I have wonderful, loving memories. It all began--or rather ceased--in 1995 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Thanks to some good doctors and more than one research study for new treatments, Tony and I had almost another decade of happy times together--though no sex to speak of. Now I'm a widow and years have gone by without experiencing the wonder of conjugal love. So now I'm brave, too. See what you started? (smile)
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