Selma Blair Shaves Her Head While Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis Treatment | 22 Words

Suffering from long-term illnesses and diseases truly takes its toll on a person both emotionally and physically.

Many choose to not be open about their illnesses and wish to deal with their treatment privately and out of the social eye, whilst some like to deal with their sickness in an open and positive attitude, sharing all to encourage others to share their optimism  - it all varies depending upon the person.

When it comes to celebrities suffering from illness and disease, it's a lot harder to deal with treatment and recovery when they're constantly been watched by the public.

Our beloved Selma Blair has recently made a bold move in regards to her battle with Multiple Sclerosis and it is truly inspiring.

Keep scrolling to learn of Selma's fight and how she hasn't let her illness get the better of her...

Selma Blair is one of a kind...

The forty-seven-year-old actress, who is from Michigan, is best known for her leading role in Brown's Requiem (1998), and other appearances in movies such as Cruel Intentions (1999), Legally Blonde (2001), and The Sweetest Thing (2002).

Blair isn't just known for her acting...

She is an active supporter in charity work, working for and donating to numerous charities such as the Marc Jacobs Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, H&M's Fashion Against AIDS  Campaign, Children's Action Network, and No Kids Hungry.

Could she be any more perfect?

So it turns out, Blair is a pretty decent human being and we absolutely live for her.

An actress, activist, and a mom...

Selma is a mom to her only son, Arthur, who is eight-years-old, who she had with fashion designer, Jason Bleick. She and Jason are now separated, but it is reported that they have stayed friends and are both involved in their sons' life.

She made a heartbreaking announcement in 2018...

She announced on her Instagram that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and had unknowingly been battling the illness for the last fifteen years. She revealed that she felt like "something wasn't right" for years and it was only her doctor who realized when she fell over in front of him.

The chronic disease is a lifelong condition...

Multiple Sclerosis, which is also known as MS, is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with vision, sensation, or balance.

In many cases, the symptoms can be managed...

But for the majority of MS patients, life expectancy is always slightly reduced. Other painful conditions come with the illness, including muscle spasms, problems with thinking and memory, and long-term difficulty in walking.

Despite MS generally being livable...

Being diagnosed with the illness means a drastic change in day-to-day life and numerous rounds of treatment which is wearing and painful on the body. But many manage to keep a positive attitude, and Selma is certainly one of those people.

Selma insisted that she was "ok..."

Her Instagram post expressed that she "wants to play with her son again" and how she wants to be able to "walk down the street and ride her horse."

Her positive attitude is inspiring...

And it's making us love her even more!

Since her diagnosis, she has kept her fans updated via Instagram...

For instance, she updated us on her spinal tap in an amazingly positive manner.

Her passion for horseriding didn't dwindle...

Selma shared her heartaches online over the fact that her newly diagnosed condition had prevented her from riding her horse, but she is determined to work towards being able to ride again.

Outlining the mental effects of MS...

Selma expressed how mentally draining having MS is, with anxiety and stress levels being through the roof. Despite her new-found issues with social anxiety and crippling headaches, she still somehow managed to maintain a positive outlook and even wrote: "life is an adventure with many shards of awakening."

Yet she continued to always put her son first.

Mom of the year most definitely goes to Selma Blair! As many other amazing moms do so, she has continued to look after and raise her son despite her crippling illness, which now requires her to walk with a stick.

Spiritualism is helping her towards recovery...

Selma often posts on Instagram, promoting her methods of relaxation and what helps her to remain calm and processed during this turbulent time in her life.

Her body's physical strength has been dwindling...

And she has been using methods such as massage and body contour to "bring her sluggish cells back" and to "push her slack legs." But Selma has taken a drastic step recently in aid of her illness...

Selma has shaved her entire head.

She shared this Instagram post in light of being discharged from hospital after a temporary stay.

The post came hours after she shared a snap of her son cutting her hair...

In honor of her son's birthday, she shared this heart-felt and super emotional Instagram post which nearly reduced me to tears, I must say...

So inspiring...

Her new look is a representation of new beginnings, after writing on her Instagram: "I see things much more clearly now, and I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery."

We salute you, Selma!

She is truly the definition of a strong woman, and we can't praise her more for it. We wish her a speedy recovery now that she's back at home, and we hope that her illness doesn't get the better of her - which we highly doubt it will! Feeling inspired by Selma's strength? There's plenty more where that came from! Check out these totally incredible women that you've probably never even heard of!