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.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Semi-Discharge from Adelaide Ward

I've had a high temperature in the last 24 hours so although the Dr on Adelaide Ward said I could go home, he said he wasn't happy to completely discharge me as he wanted to save my bed until Monday in case my temperature was not settling, then at least I would be able to come straight back to the Ward rather than going through the GP and CDU (Critical Decision Unit) route.

Dr Draczynski called from the Leonardis Klinik, I had informed them earlier in the week that I was being admitted due to the boils under my armpit. It was comforting to speak with him and it made me feel reassured that everything that could be done had been done. He had some advice on what extra supplements to take to help with the healing process.

Like the Berks, Dr D said there could have been a number of reasons why I got the infection but first and foremost is because my immune system is compromised due to all the treatments I've had and my body obviously couldn't cope. As the Dr's have said at the Berks the wound will heal from the inside out and will take quite a long time, anything from 6-8 weeks (if not more!!!).

So, I've come home feeling really tired and weak with a bad back (too much lying around in bed!).


Post a Comment

<< Home