TOUCHED BY LYME: Yolanda Foster's Lyme update on Facebook
The “real housewife” and “real Lyme patient” posted the following information about her Lyme status for Facebook fans.
Hi everyone, I hope you girls had a Great Mother’s day last weekend. I received so many of your #getwisemom moments and they are all precious, it’s going to be difficult to pick a winner but I will do so today.…
As for my health…I am still struggling everyday on my road to recovery from Chronic Lyme Disease but I am out of bed and am trying to participate in my life the best I can. Funny enough, the old me gets frustrated because I can’t do as much as I used to do, but then the new me has some sense of calmness inside that is learning to prioritize and is very conscious about enjoying the brief moments when I am feeling good.
I am so determined and motivated to recover from this 100% and I honestly am not going to stop until I am there. My brain function is about 70% and with daily therapy I am hoping to get back to my old self soon because to be honest, I miss my brain more than anything else.
As you can imagine, since Chronic Lyme Disease does not have a known cure, you kind of keep trying all kinds of alternative things. Currently I am taking Lingzhi mushrooms from Hong Kong. I do the Rife machine and I am still working closely with Dr. Spounagle on my daily IV treatments. All very costly and time-consuming, but I am not afraid to do the work and I want to collect information and pave the way for those who can’t do all that I do.
I have not driven a car since the beginning of July last year so I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel soon. Just to drive to the grocery store would be nice. Unfortunately, it’s the simple things I used to take for granted that I miss the most today. Meanwhile, I remain steadfast in my commitment to raising awareness for this silent killer.
Did you know this month is Lyme Awareness month? Last Friday I attended a rally to celebrate this and support my fellow Lymies. Together we stand strong and we will not stop until the medical community gets serious about joining forces to find proper diagnostic testing and a cure. Really how many more people need to suffer and die before the medical community acknoledges the fact that tick-borne diseases are an epidemic that is undeniable?
Anyway enough of that serious stuff…On a lighter note, I hope you are all well and enjoying life to the fullest…………………..
Much love and a big hug,
Click here to watch Yolanda Foster’s recent speech about her struggle with Lyme disease.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. Contact her at email@example.com.
- May 20, 2013 at 12:06 am
Thank you so much for sharing your story! I personally appreciate your candid honesty about your personal struggle with this disease as I know so many other patients do as well. This disease needs a voice, as many that can be heard. Keep fighting. This disease can be overcome.
Lyme Patient/Warrior since 2005
- March 31, 2015 at 8:56 pm
Hello I have had something for 3 yrs. now somedays I can’t spell and I stay so tired all the time ,or. I know my dog is a fuzzy thing but what is it called I don’t know I forget the name of simple things like a purse the drs said it was simple partial seizures and put me on meds but I never got better oh I forgot my heads spins daily also. Does your head spin..if you ever find a cure please let me know I’m am going crazy here no-one seems to know or care that I can’t lay flat on my back for 3 yrs now without my head going around like a merry go round. I just want to sleep like every other person on earth .goodluck to you on yours…
- January 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm
Jennifer Frye: I became ill in 1975. Bedridden. Felt like flu but never went away. Tons of symptoms and wrong diagnoses. I do have Fibromyalgia but that is not the worst of it. I have all of what you said you have. Vertigo, memory loss, can’t find words, get lost when driving at times, colds, other chronic infections due to compromised immune system. Have been bedridden on and off through the years. I got sick in my 40’s and finally diagnosed at 74. Dercum’s Disease. It has all the same stuff as Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Fibrom., etc. except I have fatty lumps all over my arms legs and trunk. Still, there are so many rare autoimmune diseases, that you may not have any of the ones mentioned. Just keep on going to the tests and Drs. until they can find out what you have. And don’t let people tell you that it’s in your head, or NOT REAL, or mental, or you are a Hypochondriac. I am stlll very weak, and pretty much homebound, due to pain that is literally everywhere. Just live your life the best you can, and put yourself FIRST…..because no one else will. I wish you the best, dear. <3
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