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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Right leg pain and ulcerated tongue

I must be really run down because I've got an ulcerated tongue and it is so painful. I tried to attend the out of hours Dr's service on Saturday but the waiting time was so long that I said I'd have to return the next day even though I was in a lot of pain. I've also started getting a lot of pain in my right leg which is unusual seeing as the tumour which usually gives me problems is in my left hip.

Today I managed to see a doctor and he thought that the chemo that I'm currently taking was causing the ulcerated tongue and prescribed me some pellets to dissolve on the ulcers. Unfortunately the ulcers are on the side of my tongue and so I've got to hold them in place. Not the easiest thing to do! I didn't mention my leg problem as I thought it was too complicated!


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