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Selma Blair is helping to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis by sharing her journey with the world. The actor was diagnosed with MS in 2018 and made her first public appearance since revealing her diagnosis at February’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Earlier this week, Blair again made headlines when she posed for the cover of People Magazine and spoke about the challenges of living with the autoimmune disease. Now, after completing an intensive round of treatment, Blair is once again celebrating, this time with a new look that includes a freshly shaved head.

“Today is a banner day. I am being discharged from the care of an incredible team of nurses and techs and a visionary Dr. who believes in my healing as much as I do,” writes Blair in her Instagram post, which debuts her new look. “This has been a process. And will continue to be one. I am immunocompromised for next three months at least. So no kisses please. I wanted to make sure all complications here were my private space. And we got through brilliantly.”

Blair continued, adding “I thank you all for your love and support and that extra dose of great with a @people cover. I see things so much more clearly now. And I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery.”

With an image showing the actor smiling while posing in her hospital room with her Alinker bike, which helps people with mobility issues, Blair ended the inspiring note with the hashtags #newimmunesystem #whodis.

 

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Today is a banner day. I am being discharged from the care of an incredible team of nurses and techs and a visionary Dr. who believes in my healing as much as I do. This has been a process. And will continue to be one. I am immunocompromised for next three months at least. So no kisses please. I wanted to make sure any complications that might arise here were my private space. And we got through brilliantly. I thank you all for your love and support and that extra dose of great with a @people cover. I see things so much more clearly now. And I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery. And a great @the_alinker_world so I gotta split. Bye!!!!!! This is the best gift I could give to Arthur. #newimmunesystem #whodis?

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Speaking to People this week, Blair credits her son Arthur for giving her much of her strength. Blair’s MS causes constant nausea and affects her vocal cords through spasmodic dysphonia, which causes her voice to waver and tremble. Multiple sclerosis also makes it difficult for Blair to walk, with the Cruel Intentions star saying that her son has had to see her be sick and fall down. “He’s had to endure a lot; he’s seen a lot,” Blair told People. But Blair’s young son sees his mother’s illness in a positive light. “He says, ‘Mommy’s not sick. Mommy’s brave.’”

Blair’s latest post has received an outpouring of love from her friends and fans, including comments of support from Cindy Crawford, Kathy Hilton, Rumer Willis, Debra Messing, Michelle Monaghan, Busy Philips, and more.

Though it’s unclear what medical interventions Blair received and whether shaving her head was a medical requirement or a source of empowerment, we’re happy to see the actor continuing to receive treatment that will hopefully help her continue living a full life. “This is it. The only life we get,” Blair told People earlier this week. “My disease isn’t a tragedy, but I tell myself, ‘You’re going to live in a way that would be an example for yourself and your son.’ ”