I've lost ability to read, write due to Lyme disease: Yolanda
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Yolanda Foster, who was undergoing recovery from Lyme disease, has relapsed and it has made it impossible for her to read and write.
Los Angeles: 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Yolanda Foster, who was undergoing recovery from Lyme disease, has relapsed and it has made it impossible for her to read and write.
The 51-year-old reality star has been suffering from the infectious disease from past three years. She wrote in her blog that she relapsed last December.
"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," Foster wrote.
Caused by bacteria, Lyme disease can often be treated if caught early, but because Foster did not learn that she had the disease until much after she caught it, the reality TV star is struggling with harsher symptoms.
As it progresses, the illness can affect the heart and nervous system. "I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can't process information or any stimulation for that matter," Foster admitted in her post.
"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 wrote.
She went on to voice her frustration on the lack of vaccine or cure for Lyme disease in the US.