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    SusanK wrote on Wecandothis's wall

    I am glad you came to this site. Bring your questions here for answers from those who have fought this fight before you. I was diagnosed with TNBC five years ago and was very frightened by what I had read on other websites. If you have a comprehensive health team and people around you who love you and can give you a helping hand when needed, you will get through this. And Whatnexters are here for you 24/7!

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    SusanK wrote on LisaL's wall

    Sorry you are having to face this challenge. This is a scary time for you. Please try to be strong as you and your health team get going on beating this TNBC. I remember how frightened I was at first until I really got going with treatment. Please come to reputable sites for information. Ask your questions here. Those of us who have been through it can give you some answers and encouragement. I was diagnosed with TNBC in 2011 and never thought I'd make it, but here I am!!

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    SusanK wrote on Traceylg80's wall

    This is a difficult time for you. Glad you found this site. If you have questions (mine seemed to arise on weekends when my oncologist didn't have hours), ask them here. Whatnexters are eager and able to help because we've been there. I hope you can continue to be positive as you move forward. It has been five years since my diagnosis. You can do this!

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    SusanK wrote on Fingles's wall

    Hi. I hope you are having a good day today. This is the time of year I think about my "dark days" of diagnosis and treatment. But that was five years ago! I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, had a big-lateral mastectomy and six rounds of chemo. Today I feel wonderful. Just last month I came to your city on a trip with three friends. We enjoyed Ireland and the U.K. and have very fond memories of Belfast and the friendly people we met there. Please stay positive and keep looking forward. Your dark days will soon be behind you! SK

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    Celebration: It has been four years since I reached my lowest point, Easter of 2012, when the side effects of my final chemo of taxotere and cytoxan were making a zombie of me. But in the months that followed, I got stronger and eventually felt better. It took over a year for my hair and nails to resemble "normal" again, and for nearly three years, I worried almost daily about recurrence. In the last year, I have had a hip replaced and that surgery and recovery made me almost forget about cancer. Lately I have focused on my writing. Publication of my e-novel "The Book of Jane" and most recently an article about surviving cancer in the magazine "Coping with Cancer" have lifted my spirits and made me more forward-looking. I really do feel like a survivor, finally.