‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, but she’s speaking out about her battle for the very first time. The disease has left her unable to ‘read, write, or even watch TV’. This is so sad.
Yolanda Foster, 51, is finally ready to open up about her devastating struggle with Lyme disease. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star confessed her personal pain in a new blog post and revealed that she feels like someone has “confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back.” At times she feels “tired and hopeless,” but her determined spirit hasn’t faltered her yet.
Yolanda Foster’s Lyme Disease — ‘Real Housewives’ Star Reveals Struggle
Even though she’s the one struggling, Yolanda wanted to apologize to her fans for not posting more on her blog due to losing the ability to do so in an “intelligent matter.”
Here’s an excerpt from her blog post:
I would like to apologize for my lousy participation in the blogging department at the moment. Although writing is usually my favorite thing to do, I unfortunately have lost the ability to do so in an intelligent matter at this time. Most of you know I have been battling Lyme disease for the past three years. I wasted the first year trying to get diagnosed and spent the next two trying to find a cure. I have gone from the conventional long-term antibiotics to about every holistic protocol there is to offer. Unfortunatly, I was only able to get to about a 60% recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back…
I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it…
As tired and hopeless as I feel at times, I have an undeniable spirit that will continue to fight and travel the world until I have the proper answers…I am a firm believer that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling, so even though I have not found a cure, I have faith that I will.
This is so brave of Yolanda. She could have stayed quiet about her battle, but she wants her voice to be heard. The cure for Lyme disease has yet to be found, and Yolanda is determined to be a driving force in finding one.
Yolanda shared a picture on Jan. 19 from her hospital bed in Singapore as she continues her quest to make progress in her recovery.
She captioned the photo, “I guess God gives his hardest battles to the strongest soldiers #MyHealthJourney #SearchForACure #NeuroLogicalLymeDisease Thank you to My love @officialdfoster and thank you to the most extraordinary staff at #MountElizabethNovenaHospital #Singapore for your kindness and excellent medical care.”
We wish Yolanda all the best as she continues her recovery.
— Avery Thompson