In August 2018, the 48-year-old actress was diagnosed with the sclerosis disease, in which the immune system eats at the nerves, causing pain and numbness in the body, but she claimed that it was exactly three years ago that she began noticing the symptoms, starting with a complete numbness in her left leg at a fashion show.
In a post on her Instagram on Thursday, she posted a picture of herself from the event, and she wrote: “3 years ago. My dearest two pals came to watch the Siriano show. I walked that day. In the show.
“Noticing for first time, my leg was numb. When I first stepped out. I couldn’t feel the ground or how to lift my left leg. My brain was trying to compute. As I walked the runway, stunned. It hardly dampened my day though. Art and Carolyn shot these favorite frames of mine. In that incredible space in nyc. After the show was done. And what a show it was. The greats.”
The actress, who is recovering from stem cell transplant and chemotherapy treatments, said that she has started horse-riding again,
Selma, who has a horse named Nibbles, wrote on social media: “I couldn’t feel my bum or left leg on my horse. The proprioception issues, inability to sit still, spasms, twitches. Jerks. Dystonia increased. I just laughed and thought getting older is impossible! But it was MS and it got too big and I had to take a break until now.
“I am at the beginning. Still. And I cannot stop smiling. I cannot. When I am at the barn. I finally have the white unicorn I cannot believe is in my life and I want to rise to the occasion.”