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Susan Rochat
Name Susan Rochat
Joined 298 days ago
Hobbies knitting, reading,aqua aerobics,
About Me I am a retired high school English teacher. I am the mother of 3 grown children and grandmother of 3 (so far). My husband and I have 3 (rescued) cats. We usually have one or two rescued dogs in our lives but we had to put our dog to sleep recently and it is too soon to look for another. I volunteer with a community restorative justice project and substitute teach at an alternative high school.
Susan Rochat
Survivor of the Week: Debbie B.
298 days ago

I just want to offer encouragement to all the women who have posted comments. I had breast cancer when I was 31yrs. old in 1982. I have been a survivor for 31 yrs. as I am now 62yrs. old. I feel very lucky to have had the gift of these 31 yrs. to watch my children grow up and to be able to welcome grandchildren into my life. I graduated from college at age 40 and went on to teach high school. My husband and I will be celebrating our 42nd anniversary this Nov. So,I just want women to take care of themselves. If something doesn't feel right keep questioning your doctor or find a new one (I had my lump for over a year and doctors kept saying I was too young to worry that it was cancer. Luckily, I kept asking and finding new drs. to ask). A diagnosis of cancer doesn't have to signal "the end." I have had down times, but my life has been full and I look to an on-going bright future.