Reality star Yolanda Foster has revealed her battle with Lyme disease, disclosing precisely how it’s impacted every aspect of her life. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member made the choice recently to be candid with her fans about how she really feels, reported ABC News.
“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,” explained Foster.
Although Yolanda noted that she has struggled with the disease for three years, she recently suffered a setback. As a result of that relapse, she says she decided it was time to open up about her condition and how it affects her life.
Initially diagnosed in 2012, Foster contends that it took a long time to get a correct diagnosis. And getting a cure is taking even longer.
“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. Unfortunately, I was only able to get to about a 60 percent recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back.”
Yolanda expressed her frustration in a blog post for Bravo.
“The most frustrating thing is that there is medical data on Lyme and spirochete infections going back all the way to 1908, but yet we still don’t have proper diagnostic testing, a vaccine, or a cure for Lyme disease while we are living in the United States of America, the most extraordinary country in the world,” wrote Foster.
As a result, she’s vowed to find an anecdote. In the meantime, however, Yolanda blogged sadly, she’s left without many of her previous abilities.
“Lyme Neuroborreliosis is a spirochete infection in the brain that can leave one with severe brain impairment and neurological issues. I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter.”
However, Foster is continuing with the show. She’s also taking time for other appearances. And that includes Andy Cohen’s infamous Watch What Happens Live.
As the Inquisitr reported, Cohen’s known for an anything-goes attitude about his late night show when it comes to asking questions. He recently persuaded Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, to be candid about her use of hard drugs.
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