Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has opened up about the devastating effects that Lyme disease is having on her life.
In a recent blog post on her Bravo blog, Foster explained that the effects from her disease (which she has been struggling with for three years) have gotten so bad that she is now battling to read and write.
"Although writing is usually my favorite thing to do, I unfortunately have lost the ability to do so in an intelligent matter [sic] at this time," she begun. "Most of you know I have been battling Lyme disease for the past three years. 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."
She continued, "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."
Foster also took to Instagram on Monday morning to share a picture of herself in a hospital bed, which she captioned, "I guess God gives his hardest battles to the strongest soldiers."
However, despite the fact that Foster sometimes feels "tired and hopeless," she explained that she still has an "undeniable spirit that will continue to fight and travel the world until I have the proper answers."
During the reality TV star's blog post, she also took the time to thank her family and close friends for their constant support.
"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," she wrote, before concluding with a sweet and positive message urging people to be kinder to one another.
"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."
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