Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Supermodel Janice Dickinson worried about her “femininity” and no longer being attractive when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 61-year-old star — who is engaged to psychiatrist Robert ‘Rocky’ Gerner — felt “detached” when she was told she had the disease earlier this year, but she had a number of worries that she had to come to terms with, reports people.com.
“I had a feeling of detachment. There was no self-pity, but I worried about leaving my family. I worried I wasn’t going be attractive to my amazing and supportive fiancé,” Dickinson said.
“I worried about my sexuality, my femininity. I worried I would have to have a double mastectomy,” she added.
Dickinson admitted she “knew something was wrong” several months before going to the doctor and hadn’t examined herself as much she ought to have done.
“For about eight or nine months, I just wasn’t feeling the same. I didn’t have that same get-up-and-go. I’m an avid walker but friends would say, let’s go for a walk and I didn’t want to. I just felt off,” she said.
“My breast was tender, but I didn’t do anything. It’s like a toothache, you need to get it checked out,” Dickinson added.