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.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Excrutiating pain in my back

I woke up Saturday morning with a pain in my back that I don't think I can say I've ever experienced. It was so painful that I couldn't even lift up the iron or kettle and has got progressively worse over the last 4 days. Today I've had to call out the doctor because I really can't move about very easily.

I'm trying all sorts of combinations of pain relief but not with much success. Paracetamol, diclofenec and either tramadol or morphine. The latter two however make me so drowsy that I can't do a lot. Luckily I've had a lot of help from friends with Freddie otherwise I don't think he'd be going to school!

The doctor and I think I've pulled a muscle through use of the crutches. Can't really think that it would be anything else. It's in my left shoulder blade area.

This is all really wearing me down and it's hard trying to remain strong.


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