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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.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I don't bl**dy believe it!

Just when you have the best laid plans an all! On Monday 18th I was supposed to be having an Oncology appointment with Dr Barrett to discuss the way forward and I assume what treatments she thought I should be on next. The last time I saw her she asked me to make the appointment for a Monday when she would have more time to talk this over with me and therefore not a clinic day on a Wednesday when it is a rush job and you barely get 5 minutes to talk.

Well, this morning I've received a call from Dr Barrett's secretary saying that the Monday clinic has been cancelled and can I come in on Wednesday at 10.30! What!! I've had to make so many arrangements for next week this just can't be happening. Steve's booked the day off as we already have another hospital appointment on Monday morning, I was then having my Pamidronate at Sue Ryder on Wednesday on my normal Day Care Centre day so that I didn't have to return to the Berks on Thursday to have it.

So now they want to squeeze me in on clinic day on Wednesday but I thought I needed more time with Dr Barrett for a proper discussion. In the meantime, I've got to rearrange everything.

I've spoken with Barbara, Dr B's clinical nurse and she is going to see if I can be seen on Monday morning. She also asked if I could be seen in clinic on Wednesday and then go off to Sue Ryder for the Pamidronate after that but I don't really want to be trekking all over the place, if I'm already at the Berks then I may as well have the Pamidronate there! What a farce, as usual. They must think that I've got nothing better to do than sit around waiting for appointments. I've not had a great week as it is, I'm still very tired and have lots of aches and pains so I'm not in the most positive frame of mind.


  • At 4:19 PM, Dawn said…

    Dear Dawn, I totally sympathise with you, as if what you are going through is not bad enoough all the doctors every do is piss you about. Keep up your fighting spirit girl try not to let them ge to you. kEEP YOUR PECKER UP! Love Yasmin


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