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.
Wound still weeping during the night
Although I'm having the dressings changed twice a day at the moment the wound is still managing to leak out during the night which means I'm constantly changing my clothes which is a nuisance. My back is still hurting a great deal, especially over night. When I spoke to the MacMillan Nurse yesterday she said it was probably because we had stopped the Diclofenec. The new pain medications are really helping with the hip pain, of which I haven't really got any but they are not doing anything for the back ache and they are also giving me constipation so I'm not having a good time with it at the moment. I'm also feeling quite sick so have to take the anti-sickness tablets regularly too.
The District Nurse came to clean my wound and reapply new dressing. She said she noticed that the wound had started hardening a little. This afternoon she rang to say that she had spoken to the Doctor and they had advised to start me on a course of antibiotics just in case anything is brewing. The only pain is that they do give me a very bad stomach but I need to keep the wound clean and free of infection otherwise it really won't heal very quickly.