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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Coronation Street Spoiler: Johnny Connor’s Shock Diagnosis


It’s very sad news for Johnny Connor next week in Coronation Street. Having arrived back from his appointment with the neurologist, he’s in a state of shock as he’s been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

He lies to Kate at first, and tells her it’s just an infection, but she soon discovers the truth and demands to know what’s going on. Johnny tells Kate that he doesn’t want Jenny to become his carer and she must never find out about the MS.  Kate’s stunned.

Alone in his flat, Johnny stumbles, hits his head on the coffee table and passes out, unconscious.





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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've known quite a few MS sufferers in my time....sadly they've all eventually died. Are they killing Johnny off?

And isn't this a similar storyline to the vicar in Emmerdale? (different illness I know, but same principle). Kate Oates is just moving plots from one soap to another.

Anonymous said...

My husband has had a pretty nasty form of MS 13 years and isn't dead yet so he's got a while hopefully lol

Mrs Cheery said...

Anonymous 1, you may not have noticed but everybody dies eventually, it will happen to you too!

Cab24 said...

My 25 year old daughter has relapsing remitting ms. Between relapses she lives her life to the full & manages to work nightshifts in a demanding job. Nowadays it's about controlling the condition & careful management of the relapses with help from a wonderful dedicated team of nurses. It is not a death sentence. I hope this is fully portrayed in Coronation Street & I will be watching with intetest.

Anonymous said...

Mrs Cheery I thought the same thing. I do like Johnny of all the Connors. They don't show him much.

Jen Wharrier said...

My biggest issue with this is that he's had his diagnosis VERY quickly. It took my husband well over 6 months to get a diagnosis, and that was with private healthcare AND speed as he was rapidly losing the use of his legs. You don't get a diagnosis within a fortnight...
It will be interesting to see how they approach it, what kind of MS he will be diagnosed with and how they decide on how fast he progresses. It's such an unusual illness in that no two sufferers are the same. My husband was very unlucky on developing PPMS in his mid twenties and his mobility deteriorated quickly even after chemotherapy to try and halt it. Hes 41 and bedridden now. But there are also others who can manage to live a relatively normal life with symptom management, equipment and adaptations to houses etc. It's definitely not a death sentence, and most live to a relatively good age. Obviously there are sad cases (my husbands rapid progression means Drs have only given him into his early 50s) but most live healthy, active lives with jobs and families and 'normal' everyday trials and tribulations.

Linda Shockley said...

Johnny doesn't want Jenny to know? How long does he think it will take for her to figure out that something is wrong?

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