Being diagnosed with a chronic condition such as MS can be overwhelming and for many, a devastating experience. You may be worried about the impact of MS on your family and loved ones. Responses to a diagnosis of MS are all unique, although many people speak of initial feelings of shock, anxiety, sadness, anger or fear. All of these concerns and feelings are quite normal and it is important to be patient and gentle on yourself, and seek help and support if desired.
Although most people have heard of MS and may even know of someone experiencing a high level of disability, it is important to know that MS is an individual disease and is different for everybody. There are many people who continue to lead happy and fulfilling lives, despite their diagnosis. There are new treatments continually being introduced that have changed the course of MS, and it is essential to seek accurate information as soon as possible in order to make informed decisions.
The MS Society of Tasmania is committed to providing timely and accurate informaton, support and services for people diagnosed with MS and their families.
Our Client Services team work closely with the treating neurologists and health professionals within the community and are available to meet with you, your family members and significant others to provide information, clinical, case management and counselling support.
Becoming a registered client of MS Tasmania offers you access to all services of the MS Society that are relevant to your needs at this time and allows a relationship to be built with the client services team so that you feel comfortable to contact us when you need additional information and support. If desired, you will receive regular newsletters, research updates and calendars of events outlining activities across the state throughout the year. If you need more information or would like to talk with one of the client services team please phone: 6220 1111 during office hours.
MRI - The Facts
Information about what is involved in having a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is available from the MS Australia website - Source - Information Booklet. MRI Department - Epworth Hospital. Reproduced with permission.
The iconic Wrest Point tower will be bathed in red this month in support of MS Australia’s ‘ Kiss Goodbye to MS’ campaign which aims to raise awareness and funds to help find a...