Just a small point - the free NHS prescriptions, from April 2009, only apply to England. Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland introduce or intrduced free prescriptions for all at different times. Scottish charges have been reduced for the last 2 years and will be free from 2010. My main requirement for drugs relates to Angina so the earlier reduction and pre-payments were good news. However, it is now good news all round, in a "Catch 22 "situation!! I'd much rather be paying for my normal 1 or 2 prescriptios per annum that I used to need.
On a slightly different note, I assume you are aware of other benefits you may be entiled to due to your condition, such as Incapacity benefit, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, free travel concessions (busp pas etc). These are also age related but there is plenty of info on Government web sites.
You may also be able to access the full capiatal value of any private pension funds or life assurance funds due to the condition's terminal nature. This will depend on the terms and conditions, but well worth looking at. The mony is better being ing your pocket than the insurance company. If this does not apply, you can check your policies to see if you qualify for Premium Waiver Benefit, when the insurer will pay your monthly premiums on rour behalf. Again, this is due to your condition and is certified by your doctors.
All the best