Jonathan Ross reveals his rarely seen daughter Betty, 31, is currently using a power wheelchair
Jonathan Ross has spoken out about his daughter Betty’s battle with fibromyalgia and said she currently uses a power wheelchair.
The chat show host, 62, opened up about her long-standing illness, revealing she can’t go too far but is “showing some improvement”.
Betty, 31, also suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which causes an abnormal increase in heart rate after sitting or standing.
Interview: Jonathan Ross has spoken about his daughter Betty’s battle with fibromyalgia and said she currently uses a power wheelchair
Speaking on Friday’s Loose Women, Jonathan said: “She has fibromyalgia and she also has chronic fatigue syndrome and POTS syndrome which causes her heart rate to skyrocket.”
On Betty’s current treatment, he added, “We found a good one… there’s a thing called the Perrin treatment. The guy who invented it came to talk to me about it and she looked it up online because she’s a bright young woman so she must want the treatment.
“You know, I mean, I can’t just tell her, ‘Try this, try that’ if she thinks it’s somehow wrong, and if she’s not going to 100% step into it, obviously it’s not worth it.”
“But we have this treatment underway and it’s definitely showing improvement.”
Family: The chat show host, 62, opened up about Betty’s long-term illness, revealing she can’t go too far but is “showing some improvement”.
Health: Betty, 31, also suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which causes an abnormal increase in heart rate after sitting or standing
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain throughout the body.
Aside from pain, other symptoms can include muscle stiffness, headaches, and problems with mental processes known as “fibro-fog.”
Jonathan, who is also a father to Honey, 25, and Harvey, 28, with wife Jane Goldman, revealed the impact it has had on both his daughter and the lives of her family.
He said: “She still can’t walk very far. We got her an electric wheelchair over the summer so we could at least walk the dogs, and that cheered her up a lot.
“Because that’s the problem, if anyone out there knows or has someone with a long-term illness, you know it’s the depression. Stuck inside and not being able to join in because even stairs are a challenge for them.
Jonathan: ‘She still can’t walk very far. We got her an electric wheelchair over the summer so we can at least go out and walk the dogs and it lifted her spirits a lot.
Jonathan added: “If anyone out there knows anyone or has anyone with a long-term illness, you know it’s the depression.”
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition defined by widespread pain and fatigue.
It affects up to 2.7 percent of people worldwide, with three women for every man suffering, studies suggest.
Fibromyalgia is often triggered by trauma, such as a car accident or childbirth, and by infections. Why this happens is unclear.
The symptoms are usually felt as pain and burning from head to toe.
And fatigue ranges from drowsiness to exhaustion from the flu.
Seriously ill people are often unable to work or socialize.
The pain can sometimes be worse than others and can change location, e.g. B. Become stronger in parts of the body that are used the most.
Other symptoms can include headaches; RDS; diarrhea or constipation; poor concentration; Dizziness; Allergies and sensitivity to stimuli, such as light or heat.
Studies suggest the average patient waits five years to be diagnosed, which is believed to be because x-rays and other medical tests fail to detect the condition.
It is generally defined as pain lasting more than three months and affecting 11 or more of 18 pressure points when pressed.
Treatment aims to relieve pain and aid sleep.
Source: Fibromyalgia Action UK
Jonathan said: “It’s having an impact but the good news is she’s definitely improving and feeling better.”
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“So when we go out we have to give her plenty of time to get ready, go downstairs and then rest before we move on to the next step, you know.
“It’s having an impact, but the good news is she’s definitely improving and feeling better. So we are relieved and happy with that.”
Jonathan agreed with Loose Women co-host Kaye Adams, who openly admitted, “As a parent, you just want to fix your kids, don’t you?”
He said: “I’m terrible at it too, even if my wife [Jane Goldman] says something is wrong with her time, I have to try to remind myself that sometimes I just have to listen.
Because as soon as she tells me something, I’m like, “Well, I’ll call this guy and I’ll do that” and she’s like, “Okay, I don’t know…I’m not interested, I just wanted to tell you, I’ve had this bad one.” Day.”
“And I’m like, ‘Well, who did this and why…’ and sometimes we don’t communicate… Because my immediate instinct and I think that’s common to a lot of people, especially men, is if there’s a problem, you fix it.” it.
‘[If] There is a problem, share it. Because I really never want to be in an unhappy place.
“So I’m really struggling and I have to remember that sometimes in a partner she needs someone to listen and share. So it’s a learning thing.’
Jonathan jokingly added, “And I’m still a very young man so I’ve got plenty of time… to master it!”
Appearance: Jonathan was interviewed by Kaye Adams, Frankie Bridge, Kelly Holmes and Denise Welch
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