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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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Onc appointment plus I have a set of crutches

Annie gave me a lift to and from the hospital for my Oncology appointment today as I really can't drive.

Actually saw Dr Barrett today for the 2nd time this year. She thought I looked interestingly pale and said that my blood count was low and was therefore postponing my chemo this cycle. The white blood count was 2.78 which is low but she was more concerned with the neutrifils which were 1.37. She said this would be why I was looking pale and feeling ill and probably why I have an ulcerated tongue. She's going to organise some more radiotherapy to the whole of the pelvis and then sent me on my way to the chemo ward.

On my way upstairs I bumped into Kate, the chemo ward sister who was concerned about the way I was walking (or rather limping). I explained my situation and she asked if anyone had referred me to the physio dept to which I said no. "Right she said, leave it with me for 5 mins and I'll see you upstairs shortly". As it turns out, she rang the Physio dept and they said get a referral letter from my Onc and then send me over there today. Talk about immediate action. Kate is fantastic and I now have a set of crutches which have made all the difference.

The only disappointing part of today was the fact that my MRI report was not available. The scan pictures were but not a report so Dr Barrett is chasing and I may get them next week.


  • At 10:51 AM, Dawn said…

    Hi Dawn - hope the pain has eased a bit. Tried calling today but will call next week. Love Karen B

  • At 2:08 AM, Dawn said…

    Hello Dawn,

    I am writing you from Canada as I have just finished watching the Mummy Diaries. I wanted to let you know that you and your family are truly an inspiration and I am hoping and wishing for great things for you all. Lots of love,

  • At 5:15 PM, Dawn said…

    Hi Sarah

    Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad that the Mummy Diaries is being shown in many countries because it affects people all over the world.

    Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.



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