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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, November 18, 2008

I can't walk

I'm in so much pain in my right leg that I can't walk. I had to call in sick at work yesterday and today but resting it doesn't seem to have any affect. The District Nurse was coming to see me today to put my line in for treatment tomorrow and she was concerned with how ill I was feeling. She said she would put a call in for my GP to do a home visit. Just as well because I can't drive. Fortunately I have such kind friends who've been taking Freddie to school and collecting him for me.

The GP arrived late afternoon and assessed the pain. She's decided to up my pain relief and try some Oramorph which is a morphine based liquid. She's also given me a written note to give to my Oncologist tomorrow as she feels this is too much for me to deal with and thinks some more radiotherapy is required.

The pain is so dabilitating and it is getting me down.


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