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.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Blood Transfusions at Sue Ryder

I've just spent the last two days at Sue Ryder having a blood transfusion. Four units to be exact. Two yesterday and two today, they each take 3 hours so they wanted me to stay overnight yesterday. It's typical really because I've postponed my next chemo so that I can spend some quality time with the kids in the Easter holidays and then I end up being away for two days.

Anyway, I'm home now and feeling better for it. I hope my energy increases and lasts until the next chemo in two weeks. I see a pattern forming and that this particular chemo regime affects my haemoglobin and therefore I'm so fatigued that I find it hard even going up the stairs without being out of breath and having to take a rest before doing anything!


  • At 6:37 PM, Dawn said…

    Hi Dawn, My sister Wendy saw you on Saturday at the Irish Club, I was so glad to hear that you were out and about,Wendy said you looked really well I love hearing good things like that.
    When I read about all the cock ups that happen it brings back bad memories as they cant seem to organise a piss up in a brewery,it makes me angry when people are ill they shouldnt have added aggro. If you ever fancy meeting for a coffee and chat let me know,although I know you are at the hopital a lot.Anyway my home number is 9462282. Please take care Dawn often think of you. Love Yasmin xx


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