Top quizster Paul Sinha talked about how his husband helped him get dressed this morning ahead of a televised appearance due to his Parkinson’s disease, telling the Loose Women panelists: ‘Everything you usually taken for granted, just takes longer’
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Chaser Paul Sinha shared how his husband helped him get dressed the morning after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Top quizster Paul, 51, appeared on Loose Women to discuss how he lives with the condition and pay tribute to husband Oliver Levy.
He was diagnosed with a progressive nervous system disorder in May 2019 and told the panel: “Parkinson Awareness Week, what we really wanted to get out of was that people showed up in the ways that they did. different ways, not clinging to stereotypes about what we have.
“The hardest thing for me today was actually putting this shirt on.
“I have to get up, find my shirt, wake Oliver up and tell me to put it on.
“You can see that I’m sitting here with my right hand not moving much, that’s the default state. Everything you normally take for granted just takes longer.”
When panelist Kaye Adams asked Paul how he was, he replied: “I’ll be honest with you, I was diagnosed in 2019, which is a bit of a shock for a system that has spent two years in the role. must be trouble,” he replied.
“But to be honest with you, Covid has been more of a part of my life than Parkinson’s because Parkinson’s is a rather slow process compared to a global pandemic,” Paul continued.
“So I’ve had more anxiety with Covid than Parkinson’s because I’m not quite what I was two years ago but I’m still fighting healthy.”
Kaye then asked: “How was it with the shoulder? Is it related to Parkinson’s disease?”
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“Obviously,” he replied, before adding: “By the way, don’t panic if you have a stiff shoulder, but a frozen shoulder is clearly a relatively common manifestation of Parkinson’s disease.
“But for a year and a half, I only saw chiropractors, not neurologists,” says Paul.
Asked what advice he would give people who think they may be having symptoms, Paul praised the NHS and said: “Go see your GP, if you are concerned about any aspect. Any aspect of health, go get help. Don’t sit down like I’ve been doing for several months.”
Paul also showed his hand to the sign and said he had a “slight tremor”, but stressed that it was “not a complication present in many people’s cases”.
Speaking of Oliver, whom he married in May 2019, said: “He is very calm and pragmatic”, continuing: “If we go to our house and it has burned down, he He’ll be like ‘we’ve got family insurance to sort this all out.’ He doesn’t panic about everything.”
Paul also spoke about their engagement in January 2019, saying: “It was past Christmas, I was drunk. I was drunk epiphany that I wanted him to be part of my family in a genuine way. formal instead of just informal. Plus, it’s nice to have you. a day in the sun, a day just for the two of you.”
* Loose Women airs at 12:30 a.m. weekdays on ITV
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