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.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Line put in my Port

The "Port" nurse came today to put a line in my new port ready for treatment tomorrow. This is the first time it had been accessed but unfortunately it didn't go as well as we had hoped. Although she was able to access the port and put fluids in, she was unable to draw any blood which was a pain. Luckily I escaped having to go to the hospital because the District Nurse had popped in to see how things were going. She was able to draw the blood necessary for the blood tests before tomorrow. Anyway, my right arm is all bandaged up like I've burnt myself and now my left arm has a cover over the line. I feel great! NOT!!!


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