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.
Saw Dr Barrett today and she was all smiles. She had a look at my armpit and said that it was looking a lot better than when she last saw it (which was in hospital) and felt that we needed to persevere longer with the antibiotics and dressing. There is still the faint chance that it is more than just an infection in my armpit but she does not want to investigate further yet.
We then discussed the excrutiating pain in my back. I really can't stand for more than a few minutes and walk very far without it really hurting. I'm struggling to support myself and so my back is arching over at the top. I asked whether any type of support brace would help but she said no. I've got a planning appointment on Monday for radiotherapy and she said that this would be the only thing that should relieve the pain. I truly hope so.
My bloods are still good