Piia Pauliina
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    October 20th, 2009

    I had my fifth chemo yesterday.  Again, I slept most of it thanks to the antihistamines.  I finished ‘already’ at 6pm!  Ruth came to pick me up, and took me for a lovely Vietnamese feast before dropping me off home.  She is an angel.

    I’m going to have a CT scan tomorrow.  I am hoping that it will shed some light how many cycles I will need.  Although, my medical team did say, I will have another PET scan after the sixth cycle, and if the cancer mass is still reducing, I will have more chemo.  The doctor I saw yesterday had not met me before.  We were discussing the PET scan pictures, and I said: “the cancer mass in my chest was quite big”, she immediately replied that my cancer mass in my chest was “MASSIVE”!  I think she was quite shocked how big it was… However many cycles I need in the end, I should at least be over half way through the treatment.

    I am feeling a little sick today, so I might have a snooze now.  Laters.

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    October 20th, 2009

    I had my first ever TV appearance on Saturday night.  It was the RIBA Sterling Price programme for the best building in Britain 2009, and the Maggie’s centre in London was nominated.  Kevin McCloud who presented the show interviewed me at the Maggie’s a little while back; so a little piece of that footage was edited into the film introducing the Maggie’s building.  It was really strange to see and hear myself on TV.

    You can see it via this link (only for 27 days or so, and possibly only in the UK):

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/building-of-the-year-riba-stirling-prize/4od#3006185

    The Maggie’s bit is at about 30:30 minutes of the show time if you don’t want to watch the whole thing.

    Oh, the Maggie’s building won!!  It’s officially the building of the year 2009!  Yay.