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Only 3 months Parkinson’s prescription allowed.

This month’s Blog will be brief, you will appreciate why!
The lovely daughter was expecting a baby in August and as there were signs it might be earlier we thought it best to start sorting out travel insurance, visas, etc, particularly as I will be staying in Australia for up to 6 months. Things were going well until I took my prescription for Parkinson’s drugs to the doctors surgery and asked for 6 months supply. After several trips to and fro the answer came back that under the NHS regulations three months is the maximum amount allowed. I will need to get a prescription from an Australian GP, I will take my UK one with me for evidence. So be wary if you are going to be away for a long time!

We had just got things sorted when the call came that we needed to be in Melbourne at once. We got flights the next day and got to the hospital as the Doctors announced they were going to deliver the baby immediately.

In my scrubs ready to go into theatre.


I was kitted up in scrubs and joined the lovely daughter as they performed an emergency Caesarian and baby Henry was born weighing a lightweight 1.67 kg. He is in a brand new neonatal unit where his lungs are being supported, he is improving steadily. The amiable husband is getting good at driving to and from hospital. It may be some weeks before the baby comes home.

As I will be in Melbourne for a while I am planning to join the Dance for Parkinson’s class again; they make me very welcome. I have had to miss my appointment with my lovely Parkinson’s Nurse at home and will have to creatively manage my “claw foot” which I get in the morning which possibly indicates that I am under medicated. If I put a lace up trainer on that foot it helps but it’s not very comfy in bed!

I look forward to my first months as a grandma and holding my new grandson.

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4 thoughts on “Only 3 months Parkinson’s prescription allowed.

  1. Hi Elspeth

    So pleased to hear that things are gradually improving. We hope you will get continuing good care for your Parkinson’s in Australia and hopefully maybe there may be some alternative methods of treatment which they use which may not be available at home.

    Elizabeth and Ken

  2. Hope all is well with baby and mum. Laura will be so happy to have you there to help and support. Good luck with sorting your drugs. I’m sure it won’t be a problem. Lots of love, Gill xx

  3. Congratulations grandma Elspeth, so glad all is going well and as always you are an inspiration to us 😘.
    Enjoy your gorgeous grandson Henry and look after yourself too!
    Will miss you at badminton so don’t forget us 🏸 😉Xx

  4. congratulations on the safe delivery of Henry. I am sure he will be a great joy to you both. The rules and regulations of the NHS leave me speechless at times. John often has similar problems when he needs supplies to cover holiday periods. Surely there should be some sort of discretion. Enjoy the dance classes and spending quality time with your family.
    Love
    Frances x

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