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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, November 30, 2006

Email the Leonardis Klinik re Bondronat

I emailed Dr Jacob seeking advice on the information that the UK Onc gave me yesterday. I would like to know what she thinks I should do regarding the Bondronat tablets.

I've been looking up some information on Bondronat on the internet. Taking them orally looks like a pain in the backside:

Bondronat tablets should be taken in the morning after an overnight fast (at least six hours). The tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of plain water (180 to 240ml, not mineral water) while you are sitting or standing in an upright position. Do not chew or suck the tablet. You should not lie down for one hour after taking your Bondronat tablet. You should not eat or drink anything other than plain water for at least 30 minutes after taking the tablet. This is because food and some drinks (including mineral water) can interfere with the absorption of the medicine from the gut and hence make it less effective.
You should not take any other medicine by mouth in the six hours before you take your Bondronat tablet, at the same time as your Bondronat tablet, or in the hour after you have taken the tablet.

Considering the amount of other tablets I have to take in the morning this could turn out to be a nightmare. I'll have to get up at 6am just to fit it in!!


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