“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and David Foster’s beloved wife Yolanda Foster is known as the sophisticated and classy housewife with a gentle heart and voice. What most people do not know is behind the glamorous image is a strong person battling the deadly Lyme disease. Read on for further details.
Yolanda Foster wrote recently on her Bravo blog to apologize for her absence online. Then she shared her three-year struggle with Lyme disease, specifically Lyme neuroborreliosis. She said she had a progressive 60 percent recovery until another attack weakened her in December 2014.
Foster said she had lost the ability to watch television, write and read because her brain cannot “process information” and “stimulation.” She felt like somebody “confiscated” her brain and made her “see life go by” without her participation.
The former model wrote that she is frustrated because there is still no cure for Lyme disease despite the expansive data about the condition. She said she wants to make it as her mission to look for a cure because “nobody deserves to suffer this way in 2015.” She admitted trying to alleviate the symptoms from antibiotics to “every holistic protocol there is to offer.”
Sources revealed that David Foster spent thousands in Singapore for his wife’s treatment. It was reported that Yolanda went with David to Singapore for the filming of “Asia’s Got Talent.” Her medications in the said country were not yet approved by the United States FDA.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated total of 30,000 Lyme disease cases are recorded every year. In 2013, it was stated that United States had almost 300,000 diagnoses of the disease annually. Lyme disease is said to be tough to diagnose because it imitates other conditions such as multiple sclerosis and lupus.
Based on 70 to 80 percent of Lyme disease cases, the condition begins with rashes and flu due to an infected tick’s bite.
Lyme neuroborreliosis infects the brain through spirochete bacteria that leads to nerve impairment, sensory issues and cognitive problems.
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