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.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Chasing Bone scan date

I rang to speak with Dr Barrett's secretary today but all I got was her answer machine so I left a message along the lines that I had been out to see Dr Maeve at Sue Ryder and that she was writing to Dr Barrett to suggest a bone scan. My reason for calling was to speed the matter up. Basically I said that I didn't want to wait until my next clinic appointment on 21 January to be told that "oh yes, we've had a letter, let's now ask for a bone scan appointment". I wanted the wheels in motion and at least have a date by the 21st. We'll see!

I'm so tired all the time, I think I just can't handle morphine based drugs. All I want to do is sleep!


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