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.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

1st chemo of new regime

Started my new chemo regime today of Gemcitabine and Mitoxantrone. (Click on links to see common side effects) Had my usual Pamidronate and Avastin and then the chemos. Gemcitabine is a 1 hour infusion and the Mitoxantrone is given as an injection over about 20 minutes. It's bright blue in colour so I might find my urine change in colour in the next 24 hours.

Again it was another long day and I was really tired by the end of it. Although I've been prescribed anti-sickness and more steroids I'm hoping I don't need them. The chemo nurse said that this combination wasn't necessarily a sicky chemo regime.


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