Selma Blair Made Her First Appearance Since Her MS Diagnosis and She is Our Hero #Oscars

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Selma Blair made her first public appearance since her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

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Blair stepped out on the Vanity Fair Oscars party. She was wearing a pink, mint green, ice blue, and black dress along with a custom cane to support her movement.


She wrote on Instagram, This is love 💓. @tombachik customizing my cane with my monogram and a real pink #diamond. How did I get so lucky? I wanted a special cane for #vanityfair dinner. So… @lyon_hearted went out and found patent leather and @bic_owen and he stitched it on. Hours of love put in. And then #tombachick made it especially magical. I burst into tears. These gifts to get me through. #subtle #chic #love. I can’t thank these three enough. There are angels. 🖤 #oscars2019

 

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There is a truth with neurogedenerative brain disease. It is uncomfortable. It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable holds a heavy price. My brain is on fire. I am freezing. We feel alone with it even though the loving support has been a god send and appreciated. People write me asking how I do it. I do my best. But I choke with the pain of what I have lost (riding) and what I dare hope for. and how challenging it is to walk around . But my smiles are genuine. This is ok. Life is an adventure with many shards of awakening. I can’t sleep at night but daytime I have trouble staying awake . I am a grown woman holding onto a bear that belonged to a sister type of mine. ( thank you @k.d.w.r ) we do what we can. I have a full week ahead with mothering and appointments and things to look forward to. But like many of us, I am praying. Soaking in love where I can. It’s not easy. That’s ok. I send love to you. And by the way, this #eileenfisher sweater is my go to cozy tonight in this hotel room. Thank you. And @lorrigoddard_ I can’t thank you enough for the morale boost of blonde. And to my love @mrchrismcmillan 🖤 #humancondition #strengthinvulnerablity #MS #stillanactress #always #willmakeitwork #heartwideopen ❤️ #thisisforallofus. #littlethings PS. Some outlets use quotes as clickbait of suffering. My life is not about suffering. These are moments of sharing in a way that some may find too much, but there is positivity in these posts. A face to a disease I could not get information about from people I saw succeeding. I am succeeding and love my life. It is doable to have some rough moments and express it. No?

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I had a dream. This morning. I had gone back to bed after meditating. I wasn’t feeling well. And then, the dream. I was with so many people I loved. I wouldn’t get out of bed. I was sad and weak. My hair was snagging on my rings and being pulled out in masses as I was trying to ask the gang where they were headed . I didn’t feel. The pulling of the hair. ..but I knew I looked scary to them. So I rallied. I followed. But was left behind. And lost. And knew, in this haze of a dream that I didn’t fit in with the living. I would find a way to die. This isn’t necessarily a post about disease and the trauma of that. I do not feel sorry for myself in life. At all. I believe in unraveling the necklace to make it useful again. And sometimes the knots are tight and difficult to undo. So we must be gentle with our traumas. Our selves. I cry. I release. I shake. I release. I meditate and release. And some days it can feel too much. No matter the challenge. This is normal. For me. But now I don’t self medicate with a drink as I did since childhood. I feel it. It hurts. And then the whispers of the demons retreat and I see the sky. And maybe crawl back in bed if I can. And I feel it more. Under the covers. Until the lesser darkness retreats fully and I am ready to wash my face. And find the light. With love. In sickness and in health. Selma. #thisislife #thisisok #yinyang

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She also wrote on Instagram, “People write me asking how I do it. I do my best,” she continued. “But I choke with the pain of what I have lost and what I dare hope for and how challenging it is to walk around.” We are full of joy watching Selma show such strength through her diagnosis. She is the hero of Oscar night and we are wishing her the best as she continues to empower herself and many others.