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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Discharged from Adelaide

My temperature behaved itself over the weekend so I rang to completely discharge myself from Adelaide Ward today.

Apart from not feeling very well last week my stay on Adelaide Ward was a really pleasant experience. Certainly much nicer than 4 years ago when I was on the old Adelaide Ward. The new Adelaide had plenty of nurses and the ward was clean and bright.

I had an appointment with Dr Maeve McKeogh at Sue Ryder today and we discussed my change of pain medication. Dr Maeve was a little concerned that they'd stopped the diclofenec especially as I said that my back was really hurting. It is more muscular than bone pain but since stopping the diclofenec it has got really bad, especially when I've been sleeping. I'm now taking Oxycontin and Oxynorm which are helping with the bone pain but not doing much for my muscle problems.


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