Hello everyone I hope you enjoy this edition of my ‘President’s Reflections’.
National Support Line
During the past month, I have accumulated 347minutes of support time on the National Support Help Line for people living with TN.
Support Group Leader Meeting
I held our first support group leader meeting for the year, via Zoom 08/09/2023, I did the facilitating myself. Our support group leaders are from all walks of life and from across Australia, however the one thing we all have in common is TN. Our leaders presented many ways to hold a meeting, which worked for everyone. We discussed our part to play within the association’s framework and the best ways to help each other and our members. It was a successful meeting because we all collaborated with each other and got to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. I’m very proud of all the support group leaders who give so much to help other people living with TN.
Support from Website
It has been my privilege to provide support for 11 new members that have asked to be contacted, via our website. I have provided them with links to our website, for articles that can support them. I’ve given them Doctors names and phone numbers. I’ve shown them how to find things on our webpage.
Once again, I’ve listened to their brave journeys with TN and provided a safe environment for them to talk and ask questions. It breaks my heart listening to their stories.
The Workshop for our committee and support group leaders is organised. Many thanks to Lyn Donnelly for her help and the countless hours of absolute skill. I believe the agenda for the Melbourne trip is finished.
A special thanks to Peter Gough for organizing our arrival, departure and transportation while we are in Melbourne.
Our first webinar for this year was held in August. The webinar was a terrific success with Assoc. Prof. Liam Caffrey chairing and Dr. Karen McCloy presenting and answering questions from the audience as well as questions from our members. Dr. McCloy is a wonderful presenter. She can fit a lot of education in, in a small amount of time. We are planning to hold a lot more webinars in the near future. Watch this space.
Instagram-Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia is on Instagram.
Our new Instagram account continues to gain momentum. Lyn is doing a great job taking care of our Instagram account. Lyn has many projects in the process at the moment. I will keep everyone posted.
Our Association has a lot of good things happening soon-I’m excited.
On A Personal Note:
It’s a beautiful time of the year…
- Flowers are blooming.
- Baby birds being born.
- The smell of new blooms.
- The sound of birds singing.
- No wind.
- No cold weather to worry our trigeminal nerve.
- The smell of a spring day.
- The first cup of coffee on a beautiful spring day.
- The sun’s rays.
- Sunrises on a spring day.
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