Binky’s mum speaks out about multiple sclerosis diagnosis


by Sophie Bronstein |
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The MIC star's mum, Jane, has said that she wants to end her life at 85 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

The 66-year-old reality TV mum has spoken out about the fact that she 'never wants to lose her dignity' or have her children helping her to the toilet as she loses control of her body.

On Good Morning Britain, she said: "The reason I feel I don't want to go on forever - one is that I've got MS which kind of is slightly concerning about how I'm going to age but I'm fine at the minute and I'm not young,

"So I reckon if I get to 85 and I'm still upright and able and valuable in some way - my grandchildren will all be in their 20s and my kids will be in the 50s or late 40s - I'll think that's quite a nice time to bow out."

She added: "Because the next stage - and I've witnessed it - is for you to lose your dignity and independence and that would be the worst thing in the world. I think the great thing is we do have a choice and there's no right or no wrong answer."

The agony aunt also said that she has no fear of dying as she has "great belief" in the afterlife, but would hate to have her family help her to the toilet in her old age.

Back in 2017, when Jane was first diagnosed, she spoke out about how 'terrified' she was.

"My maternal aunt had MS and was bedridden for the last 12 years of her life, so the moment the doctor said 'MS'. all I could see in my mind was a wheelchair. I was too shocked to cry, The tears came later that night when I went home and was on my own."

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