After being back I the UK for almost eight weeks we are ready to find our travelling shoes again and set forth on another adventure, its true that it beomes addictive. Booking the next airfare and planning the next trip never gets mundane.
But for now my aim is write to write something on the blog everyday for the next thirty days. It may not be as long as some of our previous posts and of course depending on where we are the contents could vary considerably. There's so much more to write about when we are on the road but at other times things can be a bit quiet so I thought it would good to cover a few other points of interest.
One of the questions we often get asked is about health when on the road, and although its not really a subject we like to talk about or focus on much as we are both in extraordinarily good health. I'm sure the lack of stress,
variation of daily habits and ever changing environment plays a big part in this, not to mention plenty of exercise (often under the umbrella of dog walking) and good food of course!! When we left New Zealand, Davids neurologist was in full support of our plans as he felt it could only enhance his mental health. Not that there's much wrong with his mental capabilities it's more that a lot of Parkinson's patients suffer from depression and it's felt that their environment and daily activities or lack of, contribute to it not just the disease.
The NHS system has been fabulous and although one reads some pretty scathing reports on the blunders made, we have nothing but admiration for the way we have been treated. Once registered all GP appointments have been Free and referrals to ofher specialists have been handled swiftly. All those scans and ugly tests we seem to be expected to have regularly once we turn fifty are all on offer exactly as if we were at home. David is now in the hands of a very competent neurologist at Frimley Hospital, who sees him every four months. She has been very pro active about getting the best meds available and ensuring that he has everything well balanced enabling him the best quality of life. We are registered here as residents of the UK to get this ongoing help, but NZ does have a reciprocal agreement with the UK for visitors which covers urgent medical treatment.
Teeth are a far more exciting story ................