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.
I seem to be feeling much better at the moment. The Christmas rush is over and I can relax. It’s day 8 of the 2nd cycle of my chemo and my feet are a little sore but really much better than day 8 in the first cycle. Can’t believe that a 10% reduction in the chemo could have such a positive effect, it must also be the Alpha Lipoic Acid that Dr D recommended.
Had the 3 weekly Pamidronate yesterday. A news article has been brought to my attention regarding a woman receiving Bondronat which is a new bone building drug similar to the Pamidronate. I must ask the German Onc whether she thinks it is better than Pamidronate. One of the differences between the two drugs is that Bondronat can be taken as a tablet which would lessen the time spent in hospital.