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, March 26, 2009

Chemo Day - Cycle 3

Just when you think things are going okay, there's another cock up. I arrived at the chemo suite as 9.30 as usual hoping to start my treatment as soon as possible but no it wasn't meant to be. At approx 10am one of the chemo nurses tells me that there has been a mistake and one of my infusions wasn't ordered yesterday and probably wouldn't be ready until 4pm. I could either come back later and start all the treatments or have it the next day. Aargh!! I opt to have the majority of the treatments today and arrange to come back tomorrow for the delayed drug. What a nightmare, I've spent 3 days at the hospital this week!!


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