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Sep 13, 2015 12:23PM
Oct 2, 2015 11:08AM
Hi my name is Susanna, aka feelingfeline, pictured here with my daughter Nina.
I live in Wicklow Town in Ireland.
I was 44 at the time of my diagnosis, I'm now 48.
I was diagnosed with a stage 3, grade 3 Ductal Carcinoma with 3/22 positive nodes and had a mastectomy and axillary clearance.
I've done chemo, rads and am currently signed on for the long haul on hormonal therapy.
Two years after my own diagnosis my husband was diagnosed with a stage 3 cancer. It's said that lightning never strikes twice in the same place but there are plenty of families on BCO who know that's not always true.
There is a huge amount of love, laughter, humour and friendship on BCO as well as other emotions associated with the BC journey. I came onto the site never expecting it to become so much a part of my life as it has. Breast cancer is the catalyst for how we join the community here but that is not the reason for staying, BCO is about much more than just breast cancer, it is about friendship too.
1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)