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 17, 2008

Macmillan Nurse visit

My Macmillan nurse came out to see me today. I met Sylvia approximately 3 years ago when I was first diagnosed with secondaries but I suppose at that time didn't feel the need to see her on a regular basis. Today's meeting has come about at Dr Barrett's suggestion and I suppose initially it made me feel that I was giving up slightly but having had a good chat with Sylvia I think that I could benefit from her input.

We chatted about my current situation and the pain I've been suffering and also ways of getting around easier. Possibly a walking stick would be better than the crutches which I do still use occasionally even though I feel they cause me massive muscle problems previously.

Sylvia's suggested that I attend the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed for a consultation with the palliative doctor, physio and occupational therapist (5/1/09). I think we're just trying to find ways of making my life a little more comfortable because to be honest the last couple of months have been a nightmare!


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