Yolanda Foster Of ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ And Husband David Foster United As She Faces Lyme Disease

February 8, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A Real Housewife Lyme disease post has moved many of her fans. Over the weekend, Yolanda Foster, who stars in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, took to Instagram where she gave an update on her battle with Lyme disease by explaining that she was undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Real Housewife Lyme Disease

A Real Housewife Lyme disease update is making headlines. On Saturday afternoon, Yolanda Foster took to the social networking site Instagram, where she shared a picture of herself at a medical center, (probably in Santa Monica), undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

In the picture, the star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can be seen in a Sechrist Monoplace hyperbaric chamber, receiving oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. Mrs Foster, who was diagnosed with the illness in 2012, captioned the photo:

STAY PATIENT AND TRUST YOUR JOURNEY #NoteToSelf #HyperbaricOxygenTheraphy #ChronicNeurologicalLyme

Despite the fact that many doctors say it does not work, Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is used for patients suffering from depression, asthma, migraines, injuries and autism. People with cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease also try HBOT.

Real Housewife Yolanda

Last week, the Real Housewife, who started modeling in her native Papendrecht, Netherlands at the age of 16, shared a photo of herself where she appeared to be in her early 20s. She used the caption to say that she missed the days when she was healthy. The mother of three wrote:

I miss ME being ME……… I don’t remember what it’s like to be normal #PreLymeAttack #BrainRobbery #ChronicNeurologicalLyme

The reality star recently revealed that Lyme disease has taken a toll on her and she is finding it hard to accomplish some of the simpliest tasks in life such as reading or watching television. In the update, the Real Housewife star, 51, said:

“I would like to apologize for my lousy participation in the blogging department at the moment. Although writing is usually my favorite thing to do, I unfortunately have lost the ability to do so in an intelligent matter at this time. Unfortunately, I was only able to get to about a 60% recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back. 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.”

Few people slammed the reality star, saying that she is talking about her illness in order to stay in the spotlight.

Yolanda Foster’s husband and music producer David Foster spoke to People and explained that his wife is a warrior and will beat the illness. But Foster went on to add that she is having a tough time at this moment. Mr Foster confessed:

“Yolanda is truthfully not great. She’s just waging this war and … she’s down right now.”

A Real Housewife Lyme disease revelation has a lot of people showing love, support and hoping for the best.


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  1. cathy gold says:

    I have lyme disease and I am homeless in n j u don’t see people writing about me god gives u what you can handle it coukd be worst I could be dead

  2. Kellie Fagan says:

    Yolanda is the sweetest, nicest, most lovable Housewife on the air. She’s hurting, but does NOT feel sorry for herself, and is NOT looking for attention due to her illness!

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  4. Joy says:

    Many prayers to you. You are such a sweet soul.

  5. Jodi says:

    Hey Yolanda…..I just want to say how impressed I am with you as a person and your strength! You have such a healthy outlook on life. I was diagnosed with MS in 2011….. A year after running the Boston Marathon! I am a physical therapist…. What a hit to my soul! Would love to chat and share support. You said on one of your shows….. This is the new normal! I totally agree but never giving up. Still running and refusing to lie down! Love Holland….visited there once

  6. Anne says:

    Yolanda….please know you are not alone and there are those of us who understand how it feels to be healthy and suddenly be hit with a debilitating illness or condition that challenges your very soul. We have to be strong enough to be our own advocate in the medical care we get. I have had to direct my own medical care as well. Keep the faith in that fact. We cannot rely on medical care in general but listen to our own instincts to heal and cure ourselves, which you are doing. I just want to encourage you that you are NOT alone in this fight. There are many of us out here with different medical problems that are critical to our life continuing and I can see it in your face and hear it in your voice that you feel very alone right now and want you to know my dear..you are not. Much love and prayers for your good health

  7. siri j. says:

    Dear Yolanda Foster … I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am to you, for making your illness public. For years I had prayed , not for some one to contract this illness, but for someone who does have it and was in the public eye to speak out about it.
    I too struggle with chronic neurological lyme.I contracted the disease in 1987 with all the classic signs, bulls eye rash,bells palsy,and everything you describe above and more. Like you, I was not diagnosed for almost 3 years and the fear about my cognitive disabilities was paralyzing. Yet I could not articulate what was going on in my head. Doctors had nothing to compare to my previous self and wrote me off as a difficult patient, which I was. I missed appointments, because I never knew what day or date it was. I would not answer the phone, I feared the phone, because I could not comprehend what people were saying and I could hear the annoyance in their voice. I lost 2 small businesses , bills piled up on my dining room table, watching TV made me nauseous.I lived alone and I literally became a shut in for 3 more years Then I was also diagnosed with diabetes. From then on, until now, everything revolved around the diabetes, with the exception of 2 doctors , a Rheumatologist who finally diagnosed me but has since died and an Internist who went from : ” There are no lyme ticks in California and there certainly is no chronic Lyme disease ” to actually treating me with Doxycycline for 3 months. I brought him articles from where ever I could find them. Internet , Ranger stations, the occasional magazine article and he was open to read them. So when one day my left lung showed up elevated in x-rays, after weeks of shoulder and back pain, and I was diagnosed with phrenic nerve paralysis just out of the blue, he started my treatment.
    The sad part is I am now on Medicare , with an HMO Kaiser Permanente supplement , who have no Lyme literate Doctors, if not a right out policy of not treating Lyme patients.I was also a Kaiser member the first 3 years of this illness but never treated for it. I do have re-occurring phases where my head feels like another attack of encephalopathy and where I just can not process any input, can not walk a straight line or have any balance and trouble speaking. But you know all this from your own experience . What I really want to thank you for and what had hurt me the most in the past, that through your SPEAKING OUT, you have helped me to gain some understanding from some of my family. Especially my children. They did not understand what had so changed their mother. They were adults at the time, had never heard of Lyme disease, and the doctors were no help with statements like ” all in her head ” . It caused a serious rift between one of my sons , his family and I , which is just now mending, thanks to you especially and other prominent people who have spoken up.
    But it is in your detailed descriptions that he recognizes so many of the symptoms he saw in his mother but could not accept as real. He now realizes it is not just something to ” snap out of ” as he used to advise me. It has taken years to gain some understanding from my family, starting with one daughter, who while camping attended a Rangers lecture on Lyme disease , and called me from the camp, telling me ” Mom , every symptom they talked about , you have it! Actually the first correct diagnosis :), all the way to a sister who will still get angry if I give the slightest indication of not feeling well.

    So please, do keep up the good work Yolanda, those of us who know what it means to have Lyme disease need you ! We need you as a spokesperson , and many, many more to make this epidemic be known.
    Your words have enlightened my son and given me the gift of a reconciliation and better understanding.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart , god bless and wishing you continued recovery.

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