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, January 21, 2008

CT Scan

I started off with the chalky white liquid which I had to drink over a period of an hour and doesn't taste particularly nice but bearable, then I was taken through for the scan. Four needle attempts later the nurses and duty Doctor were unable to get a needle in my arm to administer the "contrast" dye into the veins to see the organs, blood vessels or a tumour easier. The actual scan didn't take very long but I was disappointed that they weren't able to get the needle in for the dye and wonder whether the scan results are going to be sufficient enough.

Now I've probably got to wait 2-4 weeks for the results!


  • At 12:07 AM, Dawn said…

    I can't imagine it takes 2-4 weeks to get the results. It's not that a patient scanned can't sleep waiting to know what's going on! Pathetic!
    Dawn, I keep my fingers crossed for the results, you are amazing and strong, you'll cope with all that! Take care.
    Chris (the same one:))

  • At 3:30 AM, Dawn said…

    Hi Dawn,
    Debbie here. Hope you get the result you want from the CT. Why does it take so long? You keep up the fight.


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