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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, March 25, 2009

Clinic Appointment at the Berks

Went for my clinic appointment today and Heather came with me for moral support and company in case I had a long wait like the last time. It was starting to look like it was going to be a long wait so I asked if I needed to see the doctor. I wanted my blood results, and also to check whether she was going to organise a CT scan other than that I didn't really want to wait around for another two hours. As it turned out, they were trying to fast track a lot of people upstairs to the chemo suite as yet again there was only one doctor on duty.

I did wait about an hour and was seen by the Registrar. I mentioned the pain in my back and she examined me. She said it could be more bone pain and this would be made apparent on my next CT scan which she was going to arrange.

My bloods came back fairly good, especially the haemoglobin which was at a healthy 10.9 so no arrangements were made for a blood transfusion.

HB 10.9
WC 3.71
Platlets 111
Neutrifils 2.08


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