Steady as she goes II, Boston and Palermo

First things first. The third maintenance session went according to plan, but I notice that the haematologist has called me back after 8 weeks, rather than two months next time. Not that it makes a great deal of difference, but my carefully set out calendar through to August 2012 has been somewhat messed about with.

I spoke with him about the mistletoe. I explained about the research that I’d done and he looked at me as if I were mad. Clearly, this treatment hasn’t reached the NHS yet, not even for druids, so I think it’s probably for the best if I drop this idea for a while. I will check out the link that Phil on the Leica Forum sent to me. The treatment is common in Germany, so some more work may need to be done.

I was told not to worry about the odd itch that I have had either. Itchiness is a symptom of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, not Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma apparently. I’m pretty sure that I had read otherwise, so that’s another thing to check up on.

So what else has been happening? 

Have arranged all the accommodation for the New England trip now. We went with a different cottage on Cape Cod than the one first planned. The first one still hasn’t come back to me with a contract, despite a reminder, so that’s his loss. The new one is in a smaller town “inside the elbow” of the Cape, and it looks great.

I have also booked the hotel for the Palermo trip in October. This one was Number 1 on TripAdvisor, but still extremely reasonable. TA haven’t let us down so far, so fingers crossed for this time. I think that we will try to hire a car on the Friday and see if we can’t take a bit of a trip round the island. There is a fabulous looking Greek temple not too far from Palermo that looks well worth a visit. Especially if you’ve not visited any Greek temples before.

Taking of temples, this week’s POTW was taken yesterday in Canterbury Cathedral. What a fantastic building, especially, as yesterday, when there aren’t very many tourists about. Will definitely have to go back – but out of season.