Selma Blair has been open about her journey with multiple sclerosis since her difficult diagnosis back in August 2018. Now, nearly a year later, she’s revealing her latest milestone in the process of recovery — a shaved head.
The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself alongside a walk-assist bike. In the caption, she announced that she’s being discharged from the hospital after an intense round of treatment.
“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,” she wrote in her caption. “This has been a process. And will continue to be one. I am immunocompromised for next three months at least. So no kisses please.”
The 47-year-old went on to explain that she kept her hospital stay private while ensuring that no complications arose, and told followers that she “got through brilliantly.” Now, she’s looking forward to getting back home with her son, Arthur, although she told People magazine that she’s still experiencing a number of symptoms.
“It’s constant weakness and fatigue,” Blair said in her August cover story. “I feel like throwing up all the time.”
But instead of harping on the difficulties she faces, she explained that the struggles have allowed her to appreciate even the smallest of victories.
“I celebrate everything!” she said. “If I take a shower, if I put on eyeliner.”
The resilience that Blair demonstrates despite the challenges that her disease has presented has also become an important lesson for son, who she says understands that his mom isn’t sick, but that she’s brave.
“This is it. The only life we get,” she said. “My disease isn’t a tragedy, but I tell myself, ‘You’re going to live in a way that would be an example for yourself and your son.’”
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