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Jamie-Lynn Sigler MS: Actress Shares Holiday Plans, Daily Struggles With Disease



























Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been out of the spotlight for a little while dealing with MS, and now she's back in the spotlight and talking about her health issues, raising awareness and making sure everyone who lives with the disease feels supported. Getty

Ever since her reveal of her MS diagnosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been very instrumental in spreading awareness about the disease and connecting with others who suffer the same affliction. The actress who is known for her role in the hit HBO television series "The Sopranos" is opening up about her future plans and how MS is fitting into her life.

Acording to Latina, the holidays are here and actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is spilling the beans on her family's plans this year, how they are dealing with her MS and her daily struggles with the disease. After receiving the 2017 Medal of Hope Award at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, the starlet is taking things in stride.

While one can imagine the complexities of living with MS, the actress admits that although she has her day-to-day limitations, she knows how to handle them.

"Having times that I’m hands-off with other people, that can sometimes include playing with my son," the actress tells the publication. "Sometimes by body is shot and I need rest. My husband will take over or a friend will bring their kid over so that they can play together."

The starlet also discussed how MS affects her as a working actress.

 "I did a movie a couple months ago that’s coming out next year called Justice," she tells the publication. "It’s a Western that has a lot of action. I sat down with the director to tell him my limitations and he said ‘I just want to stop you, Jamie everyone has something and this is just your thing. My job is to allow you to forget about that thing when you come to work.’ So, they’d drop me off a little closer to set and I didn’t have to move as much around in the scene but I was still able to do my job. It just opened my eyes and heart to being excited about acting again and being able to enjoy it in its purity rather than having to hide my disease."

The 35-year-old actress was diagnosed with MS at 20-year-old. After going to the emergency room complaining of abnormal sensation in her legs, she was diagnosed with the disease. The star underwent a spinal tap and an MRI before being diagnosed with the most common form of the disease.

 Sigler's journey is truly important as many people believe once you have MS, your life is over. You can still maintain your normal routine its just a matter of knowing your limits and listening to your body. Sigler is not allowing this disease to stop living her fullest life.

"With that came a great sense of inner strength," she tells the publication. "Just being like ‘okay I’m not going to fight this so hard, I’m going to accept it, still see what life has to offer me,I’m going to be who I am.’ I didn’t do anything wrong, I don’t want to feel like I have anything to hide. I didn’t choose this but it doesn’t define me. It’s a part of me but not who I am."

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by LATINTIMES
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