Actress Selma Blair breaks down in a heart-wrenching social media post about dealing with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. She was diagnosed in August of 2018.
Blair admits she feels vulnerable coping with her illness. She starts by saying, “I feel sick. This is what happens. There is no bright light of glamour.” The post shows her head while her face is pushed into her knees. She writes, “My muscles in my face and neck are in spasm. Or so tight I can’t even find a way to stretch and I have been trying for three hours on the ground stretching,” she wrote, adding that she was sick with a stomach flu she caught from her son. “I am even more sideways now. For now. but I am not killed by it. I am strong enough not to be taken down any more than the average bear.”
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This is the thing. I feel sick. This is what happens. There is no bright light of glamour. Of course. It is long nights. Almost all nights. My muscles in my face and neck are in spasm. Or so tight I can’t even find a way to stretch. And I have been trying for three hours. On the ground stretching. I have had the stomach flu. Thanks Arthur! And I am even more sideways now. For now. But I am not killed by it. I am strong enough not to be taken down any more than the average bear. That’s great news. Excellent reassurance. I recover. I stepped wrong last week. In the street. I don’t remember it happening. Or the pain. I was told. And my ankle is sprained and it makes me feel even more fragile. A simple ankle sprain. And I am lucky on a million counts. I know. And I am still feeling alone and vulnerable and scared about the future as a single mom. I’m not dying any more than anyone. I am just hurting. It feels like I am just breaking down. So there’s a truth to give to anyone else feeling this way. It’s just miserable. And scary. To feel unwell. I am so sorry. This is just me to you. In the early hours of the morning. Cause I don’t know what else to do and I want so much to do better. May the silver lining surround us all. And guide us out of the darkest. Thank you all for being the biggest loves. I am in a slow time. I need to recover. I want to recover. And I don’t know what that even really means. 💛. I send you all a reassuring warmth. We all need it. #receivership
The 47-year -old actress has been going through chemotherapy treating her diagnosis. Blair goes on to thank her followers for their support while she goes through this rough time.