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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Still have a very sore throat

Had an okay night but my throat is still really hurting. Got up a few times in the night to gargle with the Difflam. The Doctor rang late last night to let me know about the blood test results which he says some of the results are within the normal range but one of them is a little low so he would like to speak with the Berkshire Cancer Centre to get some advice on whether he should prescribe the antibiotics. Meanwhile I'm still suffering!!

I've now also booked the flights for next Monday but this does mean that District Nurse and Hospital appointments will need to be rebooked and it all has a knock on effect. Nothing is ever straightforward.


  • At 11:16 AM, Dawn said…

    It was so good to meet you Dawn, I wish we had more time to chat as I think we could have gone on all night!
    Hope all went well with the laser treatment.
    Take care.
    Debbie x


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