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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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's the day!

Had the laser to the liver this morning at 7am. The operation wasn't anywhere near as painful as last month. They did use sedation but Iwasn't asleep, I think they needed me to be awake to ask questions and check for pain etc. Maybe they also gave me more pain relief this time. The access site was different to before and was on the right side of my body over the liver.

My right shoulder was hurting once again after the operation and they said that it is connected to the liver operation.

Following the operation I stayed in the day unit until 6.30pm and then I went for the MRI scan. Half an hour later Professor Vogl came up to see me and said that the liver is now clear of any tumours and in fact there was only one that could be seen before the op and needed the laser treatment (maybe the chemo I'm on has dealt with one of the tumours). He was pleased and said that he hoped he wouldn't see me for quite some time but I didn't feel that he was confident that I wouldn't see him again which is what I'm hoping for. Prof Vogl also mentioned that there is some fluid in my lungs which needed to be kept an eye on.

Andy, the driver from the Leonardis Klinik then came to collect us for our trip back to the Leonardis. It was pouring with rain the whole journey but I managed to sleep again in his car and still go to sleep in my bed.

Tanya's day was very long because we arrived at the hospital in Frankfurt at 6.30am and we didn't leave until 7.30pm during which time she really had to keep herself occupied whilst I slept most of the time.


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