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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, February 11, 2009

Cancer Clinic appointment

Didn't get to see Dr Barrett but saw her new Registrar Dr Hill. My bloods have come back okay for chemo but my haemoglobin is low so she thinks it would be sensible to give me a blood transfusion as the chemo may impact it more and then I'll be very tired and lethargic. The chemo is scheduled for tomorrow as the chemo suite is so busy on a Wednesday. Dr Hill also wanted me to go for an ECG as one of the chemos can impact my heart. Just another thing to fit in this afternoon including my CT scan.

Haemoglobin - 9
wbc - 5.73
Platelets - 108
Neutrifils 3.70

Following my clinic appointment I had to rush off for my CT scan booked for 1.15. I arrived at 12.30 so that I could have some lunch which I was assured yesterday would be okay. I thought I'd check anyway about eating, the receptionist wasn't sure. Yesterday the receptionist said it was a new machine and I could eat but today because I double checked, the receptionist wasn't sure. After a 15 minute wait I decided to eat and then got told 15 mins later that I shouldn't eat. Well, she shouldn't have taken 30 mins to tell me, I was starving. Then she had to go back and ask and they just said don't eat anymore. I then had to drink a litre of water for any hour and during that time went for my ECG.


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