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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.

Monday, January 28, 2008


I managed to get hold of some Tramadol pain killers which I've had in the past but I forgot what the dosage instructions were so I took them like you would take paracetamol. Well, big mistake. I only took four in the space of 3-4 hours before I went to bed Sunday night. I did feel quite spaced out but very relaxed.

This morning was a completely different story, when I went to get up I got all dizzy and felt really sick. I proceeded to be sick about 7 times. It was almost every time I moved my head. Steve managed to take me down the Doctor's surgery. Here comes the embarressing bit, apart from being sick in the Doctor's surgery and in Steve's car, it appears that I took too many Tramadol in one hit and my body didn't like it!! At least it wasn't anything worse going on. The GP also suggested that I speak with the Cancer unit at the RBH to get my scan results because of the pain I'm getting in my back. She prescribed me more Tramadol but said to take 3-4 in a 24 hour period and not 3!!!

The pain has eased off a lot since starting the new pain relief.


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