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.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Navelbine side effects

The side effects from the Navelbine are mild and tend to kick in on day 2/3 after treatment. The worst of it lasting about 4 days. Unfortunately it does make me very tired and irritable and I have to have a sleep every afternoon which I find a pain because I could be getting on with other things in the two hours I need to rest. I've also been getting aches and pains in my left arm and I am beginning to realise that it must be the port that was put in my arm in the summer that is causing this pain. It can be so uncomfortable at times that I need to take pain relief just to get to sleep. I'm sure there is nothing they can do about it other than taking it out!


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