Whether you’ve had surgery, cancer, or other medical conditions, your sexual health may be affected. You’ve come to the right place to find information about specific surgeries and illnesses, their effects on sexual performance and intimacy, and strategies to resume and enhance sexual relations.
Cindi Mosher, Nurse Practitioner
Cindi Mosher is a registered nurse and board certified nurse practitioner with 34 years of professional experience in a variety of nursing fields. She provides up-to-date information to enhance your sexual health. She speaks locally and nationally to health care providers to educate on strategies to regain sexual function following surgery and chronic illness.
Cindi was a panel presenter on the topic “Patient Education Strategies” at the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Conference in May 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Progressive ideas for educating patients were discussed, including use of the Internet. The NAON website, www.orthonurse.org, offers a robust patient education section under the title “Education”, and by clicking Patient Education on the drop-down.
Cindi spoke March 16, 2013 at the annual conference of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners in Lansing, MI. She was also recently interviewed by TV20 News about the effects of total joint replacement on sexual relations.
Illustrations on this website created by Lisa Rigstad
At a time when it seems like everyone is talking about breast cancer, it also seems that no one is talking about sexual side-effects following cancer treatment. RecoverSex.com helps to fill this void. As a young breast cancer survivor, I can personally attest to the importance of this topic. RecoverSex.com is a great resource for cancer patients and survivors.
–JOYCE HECKMAN, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR
Bravo! It’s about time someone do something like this.
–MOLLY MCMASTER, PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, THE COLON CLUB
My patients are often reluctant to discuss issues of intimacy during their postoperative office visits. The focus after surgery is on their recovery and rehabilitation. They sometimes feel awkward to bring up sexual concerns. The professional and detailed information found at RecoverSex.com is a comfortable solution for my patients and myself. The link to the website is provided in their educational materials. They can access the website at their convenience and in the privacy of their own environment.
–DAVID B. MAYO, M.D., ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
Your sexual health is in many ways just as important as your physical health – especially your mental outlook. RecoverSex.com addresses many intimacy concerns in a clear, concise manner, prompting positive thoughts and provoking inquiry where needed.
–J.L., PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR
Patients undergoing ostomy surgery are usually quite well-prepared for its future impact on their day-to-day lives. What they are often less prepared for is how the surgery will impact them sexually, usually because of a natural reluctance to discuss the topic on the part of both themselves and their healthcare providers. This website is a wonderful resource for ostomy patients, their partners, and their healthcare teams to explore how ostomy surgery affects sexuality. Its format provides a broad range of both information and instruction, and I recommend it to my own patients on a regular basis. Bravo to Cindi Mosher for creating this unique and needed forum.
–COLLEEN DROLSHAGEN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, WOUND, OSTOMY, CONTINENCE NURSE
I have already used this lecture material when teaching a 52 year old male with a new colostomy. I instructed him to plan his first sexual encounter with his spouse ahead of time. He was very pleased to have helpful suggestions. I was excited to be able to share this information with him. Excellent session!
–EVALUATION FROM LECTURE, “SEXUAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING OSTOMY SURGERY”, WOCN CONFERENCE, CHARLOTTE, NC, JUNE 2012
This unique website is a great source of practical and comforting information for both recovering individuals and those who care for and about them. It is professional, comprehensive, and easy to use. I strongly recommend this excellent resource beginning with diagnosis, through treatment, and during recovery. It is a must for professionals to share this website with those they serve!
–JANN DEVEREAUX, PH.D., BIRMINGHAM, MI – BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, EDUCATOR, AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST