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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.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I'm not happy

I've had a few problems this week with the wound following the op on Monday. I think I over stretched my arm on Tuesday and split some of the internal stitches as it was bleeding. The "Port" Nurse came to visit today to change the dressing on my arm and she was not happy when she looked at the wounds especially as one of them was quite painful. She also had a list of instructions on how to care for the wounds including the fact that I was not able to swim for at least 3 days into the holiday and was not allowed to swim in the sea. I was quite upset because I had been telling them for months that I was going on a family holiday and that I wanted to be able to swim without any restrictions and they were telling me all along that it would be okay but yet as soon as I've had the op they've imposed a list of instructions and restrictions. I was not happy but what could I do?


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