Selma Blair relaxes in a robe as she talks about her ‘glitchy’ brain and life with MS
Selma Blair exuded health and happiness in an introspective new Instagram shared on Friday.
The Legally Blonde actress, 47, looked like she was in pure bliss as she relaxed on a hammock at the Parker hotel in Palm Springs, clad in a plush white robe.
Selma, who publicly revealed her MS diagnosis in October 2018, reflected upon some of the painful parts of her diagnosis in the caption, recalling an incident with her ‘glitchy brain.’
Thriving: Selma Blair looked healthy and happy in a throwback photo shared on Instagram Friday
‘I asked my beau if he thought the bathroom was inside the restaurant yesterday,’ she explained near the end of the post.
‘As opposed to outside. And my glitchy brain was sincere. We roared with laughter. Things are so strange. I am doing my best to take care of health. I don’t want to post pictures of myself.’
‘I feel in transition. Vulnerable. But I am here. Thinking. Thinking. Of all of us. #fbf and yes, I fell out of this #hammock right after this posed shot. I still have a headache. Going to finish a jigsaw puzzle. Good morning.’
The caption began simply before pivoting to the political.
‘I am awake. I have a headache. I am thinking about the children lost in the crossing. The baby found in a bag. The first man to show her love.
‘I hear the thunder crack. I am back in the Midwest. Where I was born,’ Michigan native Blair continued.
Getting deeper, she wrote: ‘I wonder what happens when we die. I shut my eyes against it. I open them wide again. I don’t ever want to leave my son. What if he needs me. One day. More than he seems to now.’
Strong: The Storytelling star revealed her MS diagnosis publicly in October 2018, but she had experienced the symptoms for the preceding five years, according to her Vanity Fair profile from February. Above she’s seen at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February
The star recapped her day around town, writing: ‘I rode around the city yesterday. Chatting with people about the walking bike I use. Meeting children and parents. Happy to let them know there are fun ways to get around if you need help.
‘Then my mind wanders to Chernobyl and my mother. They are in no way connected in a literal way.’
Then Selma went on to tell a story about how MS has been affecting her, both mentally and physically, recalling the restaurant incident with beau David Lyons.
The Storytelling star revealed her MS diagnosis publicly in October 2018, but she had experienced the symptoms for the preceding five years, according to her Vanity Fair profile from February.
Misdiagnosed: For years, Selma thought she was suffering from minor illnesses or possibly a pinched nerve, and doctor’s further delayed a diagnosis by attributing her symptoms to the stress of being a single mother
For years, Selma thought she was suffering from minor illnesses or possibly a pinched nerve, and doctor’s further delayed a diagnosis by attributing her symptoms to the stress of being a single mother.
Since getting her diagnosis, she’s been open about her struggles getting around, and often walks with a cane for assistance.
‘It wasn’t about announcing a dramatic diagnosis. I had no idea, for some reason, that news outlets would pick it up or anything,’ she told VF.
‘When they did, I was kind of uncomfortable. Then I was worried, thinking, ‘Will anyone hire me?”
She then joked that the announcement led her to, ‘reconnect with so many people who thought I might drop dead soon.’