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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chemo Clinic appointment

Had my usual appointment at the RBH Cancer Clinic today and they have decided that I could change my Pamidronate from a 3 weekly cycle to a 4 weekly cycle as I am not having chemo at the moment. This would mean an increase in the doseage of the Pamidronate from 60 mg to 90mg. Hopefully there won't be any side effects with bone pain. Shall have to wait and see at next appointment.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Physically feeling good at the moment

I've been feeling fairly well for the last 2-3 weeks so I haven't bothered to see the Oncologist for my last two clinic appointments because I'd already got the results from the liver ultrasound when I was in the X-Ray department and sometimes it's much quicker to go straight upstairs to the chemo suite for treatment. Not much to report at the moment, all is quiet!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Bit disappointed with Tumour marker results

As I have been taking the Haelen 951 drink now for quite some time (at least 50 bottles), I thought that I would request tumour marker tests from the blood taken when the District Nurse visited me on 18th July. I got the results today and was initially quite disappointed. The results indicated that the tumour marker CA 15-3 had risen by one point since the last test in March but on reflection they do appear to be fairly stable which is a good thing as I haven't been on chemo. Maybe the Haelen drink is helping to stablise things. I also haven't had any results back from the blood that was sent to a laboratory in Germany on 25th June.