wigs to wishes.org.uk

The “Dawn Hughes Wigs to Wishes Fund” has been set up to enable me to receive further treatment at an Oncology Clinic in Germany where they have had a high success rate in stopping the spread of Cancer in patients and giving them the best possible chance of remission. The Berkshire Cancer Centre have informed me that there is little chance of my Cancer going into remission with the treatment available in this country.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a wife and mother of 3 young children, Matthew 13, Ellie 10 and Freddie 6. I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 at the age of 36. Following Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, I was in remission until a chance MRI scan in Feb 2005 for an unrelated problem, detected that the Cancer had returned. I was then diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer. The likely prognosis given in February was 18 months to 5 years. I then had to undergo aggressive Chemotherapy, but following the results of a recent bone scan, it was found that the Cancer is still spreading. The treatment in Germany will cost thousands of pounds and for most people like myself, the opportunity for this is a dream. Many of my Family and Friends want to make this dream a reality and are making tremendous fund raising efforts, because without them, I would not be able to seek the treatment that I so obviously need and which is not being offered in this country.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Shock and Despair!

Rang Oncologist's secretary again and she said she would have a quick word with the Onc and call me back. Within 20 minutes she called me back and said that I was to come in either this morning or Monday. Well I was in there straight away, I couldn’t wait over the weekend to find out what was going on.

Shock and despair are at least two words which come to mind. The cancer has returned in my spine, the prognosis is not good and I have to start chemo next week. All my hair is going to fall out, the cold cap won’t be of any use this time as the chemo is too aggressive. A bone scan has been booked for 10/2/05 and an appointment for a wig fitting on 9/2/05.

I feel as if it has really hit me hard this time. Everything feels like doom and gloom. Now I face the task of telling everyone.


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