For many with a serious disease, acknowledging feelings of grief can be an important part of the process. Actor Selma Blair, who has multiple sclerosis and has had chemotherapy to help treat it, has posted a photograph on Instagram that shows she’s as open about acknowledging the sorrow as she is with all the emotions she goes through in her journey.
“I loved you today. I think, how you learn to grieve is a most important aspect of any healing,” Blair wrote in the post next to a photo of herself, hair shorn due to chemo, wearing a T-shirt that reads “I Loved You Today.” “Thank you for this well loved T shirt @pourlair_scents #pourlairscents #ilovedyoutoday,” she wrote.Read More
Blair’s supporters loved the post, with some saying that she provides them with hope during their own journeys. One wrote: “My father is completely debilitated from his MS … you make me have so much hope .. absolutely love and adore you,” and letting her know that her inner beauty comes through in her posts, “Your energy is so attractive to watch. You can see your soul through pictures.”
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Blair publicly revealed her chemotherapy treatment this August in an Instagram post: “Sunday. Rest. Gratitude. I write this with helping someone else in mind. … Since chemotherapy and high doses of prednisone I have lost any ability to focus with my eyes.”
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Sunday. Rest. Gratitude. I write this with helping someone else in mind… Since chemotherapy and high doses of prednisone I have lost any ability to focus with my eyes.(I find it difficult to be on phone so I am not on social media or communicating w friends through writing very much). Panic sets in. Will this be permanent? How do I get to one more doctor appointment? How will I work and write when I can’t see and it’s so painful? And then a simmering of knowing. Underneath all the doubt. It will be ok. Take it smaller to each moment. Let the body heal. Nourish. Walk slowly. Burst into laughter. Give my nervous system a chance. I see how wonderful and kind people can be. I see how frightening it can be. Uncertainty. I am choosing to say this too shall pass. And my word… it’s so beautiful today. Still cool in the shade and the whole day before us… we can do it. Breathe . ???? ps. My left leg is feeling the ground!!! #hsct Also… I have found much relief in settling my system with @montelbyselect #relax #hempextractcapsules . Thank you @montel_williams ????
She said that her problems with vision extend to looking at her phone, and that she often starts to panic when she does.
Since that time, Blair has posted on a range of topics, including about her fear and anxiety during her treatment, her hair loss, the importance of her family, and the importance of small acts of kindness during this difficult time.