TOUCHED BY LYME: Lyme made her "a shell of the woman I used to be"
“Real Housewife” Yolanda Foster has opened up to her fans even more about her experience with Lyme disease.
Yolanda Foster, a season three cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and wife of Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, continues to publicly share the story of her struggle with Lyme disease.
Apparently she is undergoing special treatment in Florida. This week she posted the following message to fans on her Facebook page:
Hi from crispy Florida……… just a little note to let you know I am okay, even though I am very home sick I somehow feel I am in the right place to get well. I have never been away from my husband and children this long but I keep reminding myself that I had become the shell of the woman I used to be and could not participate in their lives the way I used to. I literally stared at the ceiling for 6 months, not being able to read and write anything of substance. Watching t.v was too much stimulation. The Lyme had so severely attacked my brain function that I often asked David if he thought I would ever be normal again.
Thank god for the incredible strength and loyalty with which my husband and children guided me through those dark days. Even though I am impatient and my progress does not seem to go fast enough, I know I am getting better and I do for sure see the light at the end of the tunnel. I now feel its my duty to share my health journey with the world because so many people out there go undiagnosed and live a miserable life fighting this silent killer. I am not strong enough to really go into details at this point but I promise I will as soon as my brain comes back and allows me to be that woman that use to be able to juggle 10 things at once.
Anyway my friends, please enjoy your health………… it sounds so cliche but trust me, when it gets taken away from you those words take on a whole new meaning. No matter how much money you have, no matter who you know………healthy is the greatest gift in life! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support of my family and friends. I read all of your messages and feel the love!! Thank you.
Lots of love and a big hug! xoxoxo Yo
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.