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‘In My Words’ Podcast Series

The In My Words Podcast series brings together the experiences of real patients with the clinical thought of health care professionals directly to listeners to create an engaging educational experience. Learning how to manage your life after a diagnosis can be stressful and confusing, and the aim of these podcasts is to empower listeners to own their health. Jumo Health, in collaboration with MS Australia and Roche has produced a podcast mini-series on multiple sclerosis as a part of their 'In My Words' podcast series.
In the latest 2 episode mini-series, we talk to Astrid, an MS advocate who has been living with the condition for over six years.
In the first episode, we hear her diagnosis story, as she provides some helpful advice she's learned over the years. We also hear from Dr. John Parratt, a neurologist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, who provides a clinical perspective and advice from his years treating MS patients.
In the second part of Astrid’s story, we hear about her experiences with disease symptoms and complications, treatment, supportive therapies, lifestyle changes, and support networks, all of which play a part in helping her and others with MS live well. We’ll again hear from Dr. John Parratt about what it’s like managing the condition, including explanations of treatment types and strategies for getting the support you need as a person living with MS. 

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Watch the Video

Watch Astrid talk candidly about her experiences living with Multiple Sclerosis

About Astrid

Astrid is a 38-year-old writer, podcaster, teacher, and national advocate for MS Australia. Astrid was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 32. Living with MS for over six years, Astrid is sharing her journey to help those who may be experiencing some of the same challenges she’s faced and continues to face. Even though she has been living with MS, Astrid is still learning, and shares in her words, “It's a big deal, it’s a big thing in your life, and you'll probably re-evaluate what it means for you many times. And that's not a failure, that means you're doing it right.” 


Read the Discussion Guide

Have you ever met with the doctor only to forget what to ask or worse, what he said? It’s natural to be overwhelmed and forgetful in those situations. Our discussion guide help initiate meaningful and informative conversation at your next doctor appointment.

You can read a PDF version here: 
To request a hard copy book please email with your name and address. (Available free of charge to people living within Australia.)


Read the Comic

Trying to understand the diagnosis of a loved one can be scary especially for a child. In the ‘Understanding Multiple Sclerosis’ comic, you can read along as the Medikidz take Morgan on a journey through the human body to learn more about her mum's multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

You can read the comic online here:
To request a hard copy book please email with your name and address. (Available free of charge to people living within Australia.)

Remember: If you are searching for information about your MS or how to manage your condition, please make sure to contact your health care professional team to discuss. To connect with services and support, please contact your nearest state MS organisation by visiting:


About Jumo Health

“We provide health resources for the entire family.”

Jumo Health is a global health care education company with offices in New York, London, and Sydney. Founded by two doctors who wanted to alleviate the fear and uncertainty that often accompanies a clinical diagnosis, Jumo Health creates comic books, videos, podcasts, and related resources that help children and their families better understand and manage their health and wellness. Our products provide individuals with the ability to learn in their way, on their terms, throughout their medical journey.

‍Sign up for more digital comics, podcasts and other resources at

Jumo Health; 110 East 42nd Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10017.


Supported by MS Australia, sponsored by Roche: