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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

PICC line infection

I have an infection in my PICC line and because my white blood cell count has dropped so dramatically, my body just can't fight infection. They’re administering loads of antibiotics via an infusion and it’s making me feel sick.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Adelaide Ward

Admitted to Adelaide Ward for 5 days - I woke up this morning feeling really groggy and within an hour my temperature went up to 40 degrees centigrade and I started shaking violently. I couldn't stop my teeth chattering and at one point Steve said my lips had gone blue. Had to call out the GP who said that I needed to be admitted to hospital.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Looks promising

Not feeling too bad although it is early days yet. I don’t usually start feeling really ill until about day 5 after the chemo.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

More chemo

3rd Taxotere.

It's amazing!

2nd appointment with the Pranic Healer. My leg feels at least 60% better than before I went to see the Healer. I’ve even cut the pain relief medication down to 2 tablets a day instead of eight. It’s amazing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

In a lot of pain

My leg was really hurting last night. The pain woke me up it was so bad! It’s much better today therefore I have postponed my first cortisone injection to see how I get on with the Pranic Healing.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Pranic Healing

Went to see the Pranic Healer tonight with Julie. He said that he can really help get rid of the pain in my leg and hip without me having to have cortisone injections. The Pranic healer didn’t touch me at all yet my leg felt better. Wow it’s amazing.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Leg still hurting

Temperature is now under control and I feel a lot better. I’m still coughing which is then hurting my leg. Sarah rang to tell me about Pranic Healing and has given me the number of a Pranic Healer.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Any reason not to get out of bed!

Feeling really ill. Can’t get out of bed. Have a high temperature and what looks like a chest infection. Had to call the GP out again and have been prescribed antibiotics. My white blood cell count is really low. Mouth feels yukky again but have got some mouth washes this time which are helping.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

More chemo

2nd Taxotere.