MS and Stem Cells refers to our guest, Ainsley Maconochie who has Multiple Sclerosis but who has also had HSCT stem cell treatment to halt the disease. And so far, two years on, it is working. Join us tonight to hear her story and get a glimpse into the world of someone who is diagnosed with an incurable disease. There is much for all of us to take away from this week’s interview. (That’s Ainsley in the feature photo with her husband and daughter).
Co-presenter this week is Steve’s wife, Nardia Symonds, who will be on hand as Steve debriefs after his week on Tinder, following our investigation into online dating in episode 192.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is Cult Syrah by BK Wines
Nigel will try to stump us, virtually, with IS IT NEWS on the topic of medical diseases.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Mental Health Minister Leesa Vlahos.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song by one of the artists who’ll be at a Leukemia Fundraiser on June 18 – Willy The Weeper by A.P D’Antonio
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Running Sheet: MS and Stem Cells
|Clap me in, PLEASE|
|Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:03:11||SA Drink Of The Week
|BK Wines 2014 Cult Syrah from Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills … tasting notes|
|00:07:53||Stories Without Notice
|Steve has spent a week on Tinder after last week’s episode. The result was four matches and two conversations. One was with a woman in South Africa and the other was with a woman who lives 6km away. There were some things about profiles on Tinder that irked him, so here are is marketing tips for Tinder profiles.
NEWS: Maurice’s Symphony has been shortlisted for Best Short Film at the 2017 SA Screen Awards. We interviewed Producer Andrei Gostin and Director Alex Nakone.
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In mid-2015, Adelaide mum, Ainsley Maconochie, heading to Israel with one of her sisters so she could undergo state-of-the-art stem cell treatment to slow down her Multiple Sclerosis. Ainsley had just become a mum and was determined to do what she could to make sure she remained as highly functional as possible, to see her daughter through schooling and into adulthood. One of our listeners from Tasmania, Matt, who was intrigued by our chat with Ainsley in episode 90, has asked us recently for an update on Ainsley, so here she is.
Can you remember how you felt in the immediate lead up to your Israel jaunt?
Just before we find out how things have progressed for you, since your Israel treatment, let’s recap the main bullet points of your life with MS up until that time.
Was the stem cell procedure a success?
Do you feel different?
What are the predicted outcomes of HSCT
Why did you choose such an extreme treatment option
Explain what the treatment was like
Have you achieved what you had hoped
How has life improved
How should we act around a friend or colleague diagnosed with a condition like MS
|01:02:12||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Advertiser February 1947
Sydney Morning Herald August 1961
The Advertiser May 1948
|01:13:02||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Mental Health Minister Leesa Vlahos, who joined us back on episode 93 in 2015 to talk about her life and her pathway to parliament. Back then, she was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister For Health and little did she know that in two years’ time she’d be right in the spotlight of the “Oakden scandal”. In this snippet, however, we hear about her humble beginnings in health as a “coder” in stockings!|
|01:16:42|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Willy The Weeper by A.P D’Antonio, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.|
|My week on Tinder … Will you say Nigel’s bit?|
Here is this week’s preview video:
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