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.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Haelan drink

Now on day 27 of the Haelan drink. The first bottle didn't go down too well as it tastes disgusting but subsequent bottles have been better especially as I mix it with Soya milk and put an articificial sweetner in called Stevia which was recommended by the Leonardis Klinik. I also take it through a straw so that my tastes buds don't get a direct hit from the disgusting taste.

I had to get some blood sent over to Germany for testing following at least 14 days of taking the Haelan drink. This proved to be quite tricky as the Leonardis Klinik had recommended TNT or DHL, but neither would take the blood. Someone else suggested FED-EX which were more co-operative at a cost of £45.

The District Nurse came this morning to put my line in for treatment on Wednesday and also withdraw the blood to be sent to Germany. Nothing ever runs smoothly when you want it to and the port in my arm was playing up. We had trouble getting any blood out. I'd taken a day's holiday from work to try and get this sorted. Anyway, 3 attempts later we got a needle into the port that worked and the blood was withdrawn. The FED-EX guy picked up the package mid-day and I can only hope that it reached its destination in one piece.


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