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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.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Not allowed home just yet

I thought I might be going home today but in light of the hallucinations and not being able to form sentences properly they decided to keep me in a little longer plus more importantly they're concerned about my kidney function and high calcium levels.

Dr Barrett did her rounds on the Ward today and thought I looked a lot better than the last time I saw her on Monday. She said we can stop the IV antibiotics which is a relief as my stomach is in need of a break! They've been running blood tests everyday and the results have indicated deterioration of my renal function so diclofenec has been stopped as has Tramadol which they think is the reason for the high calcium levels and also the recent hallucinations.

My Haemoglobin levels have dropped to 8.9 since being admitted so I'm having 2 units of blood, Pamidronate to help with the Calcium levels and now they're also giving me saline by the bag. Loads of it.


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