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“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things.” Selma Blair says she's living with MS.

Actress Selma Blair has devastatingly announced she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Sharing a statement to Instagram, the 46-year-old wrote she was diagnosed in August this year, but had been experiencing symptoms for fifteen years prior. It wasn’t until she fell over in front of a doctor, trying to sort out what they thought was a pinched nerve, that the diagnosis came about.

Yesterday the Cruel Intentions actress posted a photo of an X-Ray to Instagram, discussing degenerative diseases more generally, however earlier today she shared the more intimate details of her diagnosis.

“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,” she wrote in the post.

“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,” she added.

 

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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 @noah.d.newman . 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.

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Blair shared that she was diagnosed at 10:30pm, August 16, but said “I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least.”

The Michigan born actress then spoke about the difficulty that comes at the beginning of a diagnosis.

“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,” she wrote.

“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,” she added.

Blair devastatingly described her inability to play with her seven-year-old son, Arthur Saint Bleick, who she shares with former partner Jason Bleick.

“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,” she wrote.

She finished off the post with a moving message for those who encounter people living with MS.

“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.”

According to MS Australia, multiple sclerosis in an incurable condition, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

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