Yolanda Foster Lyme Disease

Yolanda Foster Lyme’s Relapse- I Can’t Read, Write, or Watch TV


In some very sad news, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster, is struggling with a bad relapse of her Lyme’s Disease that she has been struggling with for a while. While Foster had previously said she was about 70% well on a good day, it seems that things have taken a turn for the worse. She recently took to her Bravo blog to discuss what is currently going on.  Foster writes, “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. 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.”

She continued, sadly detailing that, “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. Something doesn’t add up here, and I will made it my life mission to figure this out, because nobody deserves to suffer this way in 2015. Unfortunately, I am of no use to anyone or anything at this moment while weathering the storm.”

Foster is not giving up the fight, though, as she wrote that, “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 keep reminding myself that I was given this task for a greater purpose, which keeps me driven and motivated to think outside the box to make a difference not only for myself but for all my fellow Lymies suffering some form of this debilitating disease that we know so little about. A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that’s why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine. 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.”

In addition, she has a great support system around her. She explained this by stating that, “I am blessed with the unwavering support of my husband, my children, and a handful of true friends, and I would like to thank you for all your sweet messages and support on social media. As a human being battling this everyday invisible disability, I ask you to join me in making a kind gesture to someone every day, because everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so your kindness goes a long way, and together we can make a real difference in someone’s day.”

Our thoughts and prayers are truly with the star at this time, especially as she tries a new, controversial treatment that will hopefully cure/improve her disease.

Most recently on the show, we saw Foster dealing with her daughter getting a DUI. Thankfully, that situation has been settled, and Foster can focus on her health.