Selma Blair's Sweet Birthday Post To Best Friend
- In honor of her best friend’s birthday, Selma Blair shared a sweet photo and important message for others fighting illnesses as she thanks him for his support and strong friendship over the years
- For Blair, support has helped her through being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and undergoing chemotherapy for treatment.
- Some survivors tell SurvivorNet that they’ve watched their friends disappear after being diagnosed with cancer, which is why recognizing your real support system is so important.
Blair, shared a beautiful photo of her and her partner-in-crime and manager Troy Nankin, in honor of his birthday on Instagram. She also penned a lengthy caption describing how important his friendship has been over the years, the special times they’ve spent together — which apparently includes shopping sprees, vacations — and their shared interests. Weekend getaways are fun, but when it comes to really knowing who your friends are, it’s getting through the tough times together which really make a difference. Thankfully, it looks like Blair and Nankin have got that covered.Read More
“We hate traffic and aches and pains which we now have more of than in 1999,” Blair wrote. “You are the one who has continually righted me, laughed with me and believed in me. I believe in you Troy. I love you. Forever. Happy Birthday.”
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My partner here in Hollywood for over twenty years. We are the closest. He is such a part of me and I of him, I imagine. (I am) So big a relationship is ours, I don’t know if others even see me without asking about Troy. We both love a good getaway and a great hotel. Which we probably shouldn’t splurge on. But we have. We love writers and superb photographers. We hate traffic and aches and pains which we now have more of than in 1999. But he is the mightiest man I know. I love him so much…I know you are taking a day away from me on your birthday Troy, but you are the one who has continually righted me, laughed with me and believed in me. I believe in you Troy. I love you. Forever. Happy Birthday. We will travel to lake como one day. We will sit by the lake in the evening and thank G-d for our years and where it took us. I already do. Happy Birthday to you @thetexastroya
Blair certainly knows the importance of having a support system around you, especially during personal battles. In October 2018, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic pain disease, which she says was the cause for unexplainable instances she had been experiencing for years such as falling, dropping things, and foggy memory. Other than breaking the news of her diagnosis, Blair kept her disease relatively quiet until August 2019, where she shared that she was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the illness. Chemotherapy is a common treatment for people battling cancer, and Blair experienced common side-effects such as trouble focusing and hair loss.
The Brown’s Requiem actress is still fighting through the disease, and admits basic functions and activities she used to love doing are more difficult. However, she’s making the most out of it — such as getting back into horseback riding and enjoying a solo dance party in her home.
During the Tough Times, Your Support System Matters
It’s more common than you may think that many friends disappear after a cancer diagnosis, and that’s why it’s so important to recognize the people are that will have your back throughout treatment and during recovery. When Carrie Kreiswirth was diagnosed with breast cancer, her sister and brother didn’t live close, but that didn’t stop them from showing up at her door or the hospital ready to help with whatever she needs.
“My brother and sister did not live near me at the time, and they made sure they were at my door that evening so they could come with me to my appointment the following day … which I am thankful for now, I was thankful for then, and I will be grateful forever,” Carrie says. “My brother and sister helped ask questions, take notes, they were absolute rock stars … I do remember walking out of the hospital locked arms with my brother on one side and my sister on the other and I just collapsed… I lost it.”
Like many survivors, Carrie says her support system was critical in her cancer journey since it reassured her that she wasn’t alone during this experience. She may not believe she can ever repay them for their help and support, but her recovery is probably enough of a gift.