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, March 03, 2006

Generosity and Clinic Appointment

Amy’s Clearance Service. I just wanted to mention how kind, supportive and generous so many people have been during my crusade to raise money for my treatment. There are so many people that I would like to thank and haven’t mentioned along the way. Yesterday I rang Amy’s Clearance Service to organise the removal of some patio doors. Mr Scicluna came out and gave me a quote and said he could do it today so he turned up this morning and took the patio doors and a few other bits and bobs. When I came to give him the payment he asked me if I was the lady raising money for treatment abroad. He had seen my article in the Evening Post last week and had been thinking of contacting me to make a donation. He asked me to put the payment for that morning’s work into my fund. I thought that was a really nice gesture.

Cancer Clinic appointment. My Oncologist was not available today, so saw her Registrar instead. Discussed the problems with my fingers and the Registrar has suggested that I have a further week’s break from the chemo and increase the Pyridoxine (which I don’t think does much). Also informed him that I would be flying out to Germany again next week to receive Samarium. I mentioned that I had been informed by my Oncologist that she didn’t think it was a good idea to be taking chemo after I had received Samarium. The Registrar said that he would speak with her on Monday and that I should contact the clinic to get her advice. Had the usual Herceptin and Pamidronate today. White blood count also quite good (4.35).


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