"I had recovery": Selma Blair proudly reveals incredible new look after MS treatment
After going public with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis last year, Selma Blair has been keeping her fans up to date with her health journey.
Through her platform, the actress has spread awareness about MS – a degenerative disease which affects the central nervous system and interferes with the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves – and advocated for those living with the chronic illness.
On Thursday, the 47-year-old shared that she shaved her head and is currently in the process of recovering from a medical treatment.
“I am being discharged from the care of an incredible team of nurses and techs and a visionary doctor who believes in my healing as much as I do,” she wrote on an Instagram post.
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Today is a banner day. I am being discharged from the care of an incredible team of nurses and techs and a visionary Dr. who believes in my healing as much as I do. This has been a process. And will continue to be one. I am immunocompromised for next three months at least. So no kisses please. I wanted to make sure any complications that might arise here were my private space. And we got through brilliantly. I thank you all for your love and support and that extra dose of great with a @people cover. I see things so much more clearly now. And I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery. And a great @the_alinker_world so I gotta split. Bye!!!!!! This is the best gift I could give to Arthur. #newimmunesystem #whodis? 🎂
Blair also wrote that she is immunocompromised for the next three months. “I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery.”
In an interview with Good Morning America which aired in February, the Cruel Intentions star said she felt “relieved” upon receiving the diagnosis in August after her symptoms were “not taken seriously by doctors”.
She said, “I had tears. They weren’t tears of panic. They were tears of knowing I now had to give in to a body that had loss of control, and there was some relief in that.”
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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member... thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. 🖤 my instagram family... you know who you are.
She revealed her diagnosis in an Instagram post in October. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy,” she wrote. “But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”