Selma Blair Called an ‘Inspiration’ over a Photo of Her Shaved Head Amid Her MS Diagnosis
Selma Blair posted a photo on Instagram to mark a “banner day” and her new appearance with a shaved head has earned her massive respect on social media.
The actress is viciously fighting Multiple Sclerosis and does not let it dim her spirits down. She recently completed one treatment for the chronic disease and shaved her head amid the process.
Blair’s new Instagram post marks the completion of her treatment as she got discharged from the hospital.
Mentioning that she will be immunocompromised for the next three months, the actress wrote:
“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.”
Standing next to her Alinker bike that aids walking, Blair looked determined and ready to leave her hospital room in the picture.
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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? 🎂
Continuing her post, she added:
“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.”
We can only imagine how happy the actress must be to go back home to her beloved son, Arthur Saint Bleick, who she shares with ex-husband, Jason Belick.
Fans showered the actress with positive comments, saying that they are proud of her.
LIVING WITH MS
On October 20, 2018, the actress announced that she has been diagnosed with MS through an Instagram post. She received her diagnosis on August 16.
When the actress fell in front of Dr. Jason Berkley, the brother of her co-star Elizabeth Berkley, she went through an MRI test that revealed several lesions.
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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.
According to Blair, she was probably suffering from the disease from the past 15 years but never got herself checked.
After her diagnosis, the actress has been honest about how she feels and does not hesitate to speak up about it.
“I feel like throwing up all the time. Still, she makes a point of celebrating her victories, no matter how small. “I celebrate everything! If I take a shower, if I put on eyeliner,” she told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.