- Christina Applegate just turned 50 and commemorated her big day with an emotional social media post addressing her battle with multiple sclerosis.
- “It was hard”, the the actress wrote. âMany are suffering today and I think of you. May we find that strength to lift our heads.
- Applegate first revealed her diagnosis of MS in August.
Christina Applegate celebrated a milestone on Thanksgiving: her 50th birthday. In the midst of her battle with multiple sclerosis (MS), the Dead to me The actress has worked to find hope wherever she can and now she inspires others with a heartfelt message.
Applegate shared an emotional update on Twitter on Thursday. “Yeah. I turned 50 today. And I have MS. It was tough,” she wrote. âI send you so much love today. Many are suffering today and I think of you.
âMay we find that strength to lift our heads,â Applegate continued. âMine is currently on my pillow. But I try.”
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Applegate first revealed she had MS in August, a few months after being diagnosed with the disease. âIt was a strange trip. But I have been so supported by people I know who also have this disease, “she shared at the time.” It has been a difficult road. But as we all know, the road continues. that an asshole does not block it.
Actress Selma Blair, who also lives with MS and appeared alongside Applegate in The sweetest thing, was one of the Married with children the star’s most fervent supporters. ” I love you forever. Always here. Just like our children. Fight with love, âBlair tweeted in August.
MS is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is not known exactly what causes people to develop MS, and the “specific progress, severity and symptoms” of the disease cannot be predicted in any patient, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).
Common symptoms of MS include vision problems, cognitive impairment, and feelings of numbness, tingling, or “pins and needles,” says the NIH. Some patients also experience pain, trouble speaking, tremors, dizziness, and depression. There is currently no cure for MS, says the NIH, although treatment may calm relapses. Nearly one million Americans are living with the disease, reports NMSS.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Applegate has faced a deadly disease. In 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and then underwent a double mastectomy; in 2017, she chose to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a precaution against ovarian cancer.
Today, Applegate is firmly committed to moving forward and helping as many people as it can along the way. “As a friend of mine with MS said, ‘we wake up and take the right action,'” the actress said. tweeted in August. âAnd that’s what I do. So now I ask for confidentiality. As I go through this thing. Thanks xo.
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