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.
Excrutiating pain in my back (Again!!)
I got woken up at 2.30am with the most excrutiating pain in the left side of my back. I thought it was my kidneys but it was so painful, I could hardly breathe. I was so uncomfortable lying down that I went to sit in the loung and rang the out of hours doctors service just to get some advice. It truly was the worst pain I've had in recent weeks. I went through with the on-call doctor and he came to the conclusion that it was muscle pain. What have I done this time (who knows!). I couldn't take any more pain relief for it as I'm up to the limit with what I already take, well unless I wanted to be comotosed but that's just not an option for me.
Anyway, I sat in the lounge for about 2 hours as it was more comfortable than in bed and heated by wheat pack to put on my back. I finally went back to bed around 5am.
The District Nurse came out to dress my wound as usual at 9.30am and wasn't happy with the look of it although I had only just started back on antibiotics so she said she would put a call in to the out of hours doctors service and ask them to come and have a look. The doctor finally turned up at 3.30pm and said he thought that maybe the antibiotics needed some extra time to work and would be happy for me to carry on through the weekend and perhaps be reassessed by my own GP on Monday. This was lucky as I wanted to go out this evening to see "Take That" at Wembley.
The District Nurse came back to redress my wound and I did make it to Wembley. "Take That" were great and I'm really grateful to Tanya and Carol for organising this lovely evening out as a treat for me.