J.D. Scott, star of Property Brothers At Home, has been dealing with a terrifying mystery illness.
While Jonathan and Drew Scott are the most famous Property Brothers, their older brother J.D. has also made a name for himself on their show Property Brothers At Home. In 2018, the 43-year-old began experiencing perplexing symptoms to an undiagnosed illness.
Doctors had a difficult time diagnosing Scott, who was experiencing heat sensitivity and extreme fatigue. At first they thought it was an autoimmune disease like lupus, but after months of tests believed that he had two aneurysms instead. However, after meeting with a neurologist, Scott and his fiancee Annalee Bell found out that it was actually a “a new pathway [that] had formed” to his brain.
Scott posted a lengthy video explaining all that they had been through over the last 14 months, that while there was relief after finding out that he wasn’t suffering from aneurysms, being “back at square one” was still hard. Bell explained,
“The MRIs were quick, but every appointment with a specialist took at least a month, if not several, to get in.”
Scott was frustrated over his inability to maintain the same active lifestyle.
“Walking too much would bring on the symptoms. Heat would bring on the symptoms. So I was very limited in what I could do. But as long as I was within an area that I could control, I could actually do things.”
While the process is by no means over, Scott and Bell expressed their gratitude to the family, friends, and fans that have stuck by them through the whole ordeal.
“Some really good people who have checked in a lot and helped out… I appreciate all of you. We’re getting there. Lots of good stuff to come.”