This past friday Marisa Martin Blázquez, a Telecinco collaborator, opened a channel on her Instagram account to tell about the disease she has suffered since she was 23 years old. With a publication on her official profile, the journalist did not hesitate to relate what is happening to her and what symptoms and consequences it has for her after the multitude of taunts received:
Today I have decided to tell you something about me and very intimate. There are many people in my RRSS, and without knowing the facts, sneers and mocks about something seen on my face. They tell me to stop operating, what have I done to my face. Even if you google my name, one of the first things you find is “Marisa M-B, eye”.
The reason for making you part of what I am going to tell you is because someone, through IG, has contacted me. You are a person with Myasthenia gravis (MG). He has followed me, by my profession, for years and He has seen signs on my face that he has recognized. Symptoms of how Myasthenia Gravis manifests itself, a disease that I was diagnosed with when I was 23 years old and with which I live with both of us getting along relatively well. We respect each other and try not to bother each other.
Sometimes, he comes to attack me, and causes me great crises that I overcome with patience and paying little attention to him. It is when it is most reflected in my face and when more, “good people” attack me because of the physical issue, “he begins by telling in the aforementioned post.
But, what is the Myasthenia Gravis suffered by Marisa Martín Blázquez?
“The Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal muscles (the volunteers) of the body. The name comes from Latin and Greek, and literally means “severe muscle weakness.”
It begins with an insidious picture of loss of strength, which recovers with rest but reappears when the exercise is restarted. It usually begins in the periocular muscles.
The main feature of the myasthenia gravis It is a muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and decreases after periods of rest. Certain muscles – such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, speech, and deglutition (swallowing) – are affected by this disorder. The muscles that control breathing and movements of the neck and limbs can also be affected, but fortunately later, ”he says.
What signs and symptoms do you have if you have Myasthenia Gravis?
“The signs and symptoms are:
Acute tiredness, lack of muscle strength. Drooping of one or both eyelids (ptosis), cloudy or double vision (diplopia) as a result of weakness of the muscles that control eye movements, unsteady or irregular gait, weakness in the arms, hands, fingers, legs and neck, difficulty climbing stairs, change in facial expression, difficulty smiling and gesturing, difficulty swallowing food (solids: either due to lack of strength to chew and liquids, such as water for example, consequently to the lack of strength to swallow), difficulty in breathing, speech disorders (dysarthria) (the voice comes out as “gangosa” as a result of the lack of strength in the vocal cords, tongue, etc.), or strabismus.
I don’t want it to seem anything special to you, I don’t need you to regret it. I am fine and I have learned to live with my illness. I simply want to get a message across: sometimes we criticize (I include myself) without knowing, we make wrong value judgments and we can do harm. I am not speaking for myself that, fortunately, I have been able to move on from it and focus on what is important: taking care of myself so as not to get worse and continue with my treatment and check-ups ”, he ends up pointing out.