Thursday evening we returned home from a ten day trip to Scotland where we visited our son Derek, his wife Kat and our sweet 2.5 yr old grandson Ansel.
We also spent two full days in Edinburgh seeing and re-seeing the sights and museums.
Why was it remarkable? There were two reasons:
- The weather was dry and partly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s Fahrenheit. For this time of year that’s unusual.
- Very little trouble with carcinoid syndrome especially the diarrhea.
The carcinoid syndrome always happens when I travel but this time I used a prescription recommended by the carcinoid specialist that I saw three weeks ago. It was diphenoxylate/atropine (Lomotil). It worked quicker and more reliably than the over-the-counter remedy which I had been using Loperamide Hcl (Immodium). The Immodium worked but I had to take more than recommended and it took hours sometimes.
We walked for quite a bit in Edinburgh, Anstruther and St. Andrews. I was disappointed that I am a bit weaker than I used to be (not a big surprise).
We had a lovely time visiting Derek, Kat and Ansel. Spent a lot time spoiling the little guy. That’s what grandparents are for!
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5 thoughts on “Remarkable trip to Scotland”
When we were younger we spent 2 weeks in England but I wish we had squeezed in Scotland. It looks so beautiful. Glad you had a good time. !
Hi, I had a carcinoid taken out of my eye orbit and intestines, where is the one you have giving you the syndrome?
Chris, My primary is unlocated but thought to be somewhere midgut. I have 6 known tumors in my liver. Often the metastases in the liver cause syndrome but sometimes not.
In other words, we don’t know.
Glad you had a good time, and that the weather was kind. Spending time with family is precious, especially when you have to travel so far.
Scotland is one of our favourite places Did you to do the ghost walk?
Thanks Kath. We have never done the walks. I tend to be tired and get chills in the evening.