Taking the treatment
Ginger McQueen suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. It's not just a diagnosis; it's a life sentence, robbing people of the abliity to move, and feel. She's in her mid-40's and she fears the slow and steady decline that conventional drug therapies can't seem to halt.
So the Calgary woman decided to take matters into her own hands. In March this year she traveled to Poland to get the Zamboni treatment. It's a type of angioplasty developed by a doctor in Italy who was trying to find a way to help his wife, who suffered from MS. There's only scant research to back it up and it's not offered in Canada. Most of those who treat MS are sceptical about the value of it. But patients like Ginger say it's done them a world of good.
You can hear more about patient-driven medicine on our show this Saturday at 11 am, but in the meantime, listen to Ginger talking about how the Zamboni treatment has changed her life.
You can also read Ginger McQueen's blog on her life with MS and her personal views on the Zamboni treatment.