Bachelor Star Megan Marx shares health update with fans about her rare neurological disorder

Megan Marx
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Megan Marx is finally giving a health update about her rare neurological disorder after revealing her diagnosis back in late January. During a live Q&A session on her Instagram stories on Sunday, the Bachelor star was inquired about her well-being by a concerned fan.

“How’s your health? You’re looking healthy and happy,” the fan asked. Marx answered with gratitude in response, “It’s mostly good, thank you. I feel like I need to talk a little bit more about spinocerebellar ataxia on my socials, but I really don’t want it to define my life.”

Megan Marx revealed her diagnosis in January

After disclosing her initial diagnosis in a now-deleted Instagram post in January, Megan Marx has remained relatively quiet about the disorder. In the post, which included a selfie, she wrote, “Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA6) Months of waiting for gene test results, I met with the neurologist on Friday. S— news. Diagnosis.”

Spinocerebellar ataxia is a group of inherited brain disorders that mainly affect the cerebellum, an essential part of the brain responsible for physical movement, as explained by the Cleveland Clinic. While there is currently no cure for spinocerebellar ataxia, there are treatment plans designed to minimize symptoms and improve overall functioning.

Marx opened up about her disorder in January

In January, Megan Marx expressed gratitude for her physical well-being, stating, “Feeling grateful for my physical body right now, in its present state, before neurological degeneration attempts to take some of me from me.” She went on, “All the yays for love making and skinny dipping and hiking and painting and food-ing and bad dancing and awful conversations at bars.”

After a month of revealing her diagnosis, Marx, in another Instagram stories post, disclosed that she has late-onset SCA6. Despite this, she emphasized her current perfect health and her intention to maintain it for a long time. Referring to minor inconveniences as “little niggles,” she humorously noted the unpredictable nature of her feelings about the situation, saying, “Anyway, this is how I feel about things today, don’t ask me tomorrow.”

Consistently embracing a positive mindset, Marx recently reiterated her gratitude, stating, “I’m lucky, I’m grateful, I’m healthy.”