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.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Really bad week/glucose intolerance test

I haven't felt at all well this week. I've been so tired and lethargic, I just can't believe it. I've struggled to do anything without getting over tired after 10 mins. It's a horrible feeling to be this tired.

Had a glucose intolerance test at the GP surgery today because Dr Kopic at the Leonardis Klinik thought that my blood sugar levels have been high for a number of months and this could be a reason for the tiredness and weight loss. I spent two hours at the surgery while I had a blood test before drinking Lucozade and then had to wait for the second blood test to see how my body dealt with the glucose. Won't get the results until sometime next week.

I also had another full blood count test as my Hb was at 9.0 on Wednesday.

I was hoping for the blood test results this evening but they didn't come through.


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