Vacation in Scotland
We spent about 10 days in Scotland ending last week. Our son, his wife and son live in Cellardyke near St. Andrews. We take every chance we can to visit them. We love to see them especially the five and a half year old grandson.
While there, we took the wonderful train system to Stirling. Stirling is an ancient town with a castle that dates to the the 14th century. It was perhaps the most used of the royal residences during the reign of the Scottish Kings. The Scots have done a very good job of restoring the interiors of several of the castle rooms to look like they did during the King’s residence. The battles of Stirling Bridge and of Bannockburn pictured in the movie “Braveheart” was fought very nearby.
All in all, it was a very good trip. I regret that I have not pictures of family or castles but my phone with it’s camera died on the first day of the trip.
Health and Missed Opportunity
I have written in Another NETspot GA68 Scan – Next PRRT that I am “on the list” for a treatment called PRRT. While we were in Scotland, an opening in the list occurred for today Nov. 9. The oncology office called and left messages but I was in Scotland and my phone was broken. I finally got the message when it was too late to begin the treatments this week. This was a bit disappointing but could not be helped. I am still on the list for early next year.
Last Friday, just two days after our return, I got my monthly Sandostatin injection for NET Cancer. Since then, I have been experiencing some of the Carcinoid Syndrome symptoms that don’t usually bother me. I mentioned this to my oncologist and he told me that sometimes the injection is done badly or the batch of medication is bad.