The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Yolanda Foster’s struggles with Lyme disease have been well-documented on the show, but after watching one of the recent episodes, she took to her Bravo blog to speak about her illness — and how her former husband David saved her life.
“I am trying to watch the show with an open heart and no judgement of anyone in it as I choose to share my journey in order to bring awareness to Lyme disease and invisible chronic disease in general,” Foster wrote. “I’m well aware that it opened up a storm of debate, but as long as we can speak with kindness and good intent, I believe that my quest for a cure will be rewarded one day.”
Foster then went on to speak about the difficulties of dealing with “an invisible illness,” and the complications she has endured, including coming close to death.
She wrote, “Last June, David woke up one morning and said, “We are not doing any more treatments until you get a full body scan.
“That scan probably saved my life, as doctors found free-floating silicone under my left arm pit, under my right clavicle bone, and under my rib cage…None of these findings changed my late stage Lyme disease diagnosis, but it was a good explanation of why three years of hard work had not paid off yet. It was a big breakthrough in my case at a time that I was just existing. At that point I honestly was not sure how and if I was going to pull through.”
Foster and David may have decided to go their separate ways but they remain on good terms, and it looks as though Foster has him to thank for helping her through a very bad time.