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, November 25, 2005

Must start on Xeloda

Dr Draczynski called me back this morning and said that Dr Jacob is adamant that I start the Xeloda as soon as possible. If my WBC falls below 2.0, I should be given Granocyte/Neupogen to start stimulation of the white cells and if my Haemoglobin levels drop below 11.0 I could start with Erythropoietin, therefore it should not be a problem for me to start with the Xeloda. Dr D also mentioned that if there was a lesion on my liver, then I would need to add another chemo drug to the treatment regime, Mitoxantrone. I’m still waiting for an appointment for the liver ultrasound.

24 hour Darts marathon at the Polish Club started this evening. Did a tombola which was a great success and raised £138.50. Many thanks to Zenick, Chairman of the Polish Club for hosting the darts marathon and also for donating £100 to the Wigs to Wishes fund.


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