The next day I was feeling wobbly. I had been instructed to drink protein shakes for the last week, as I had dropped eleven pounds and was definitely struggling. Yes I fainted. We went to the doctor (unfortunately with the cameras) and he diagnosed a plethora of problems: low blood pressure, swollen glands, fever, and exhaustion. We begged ABC to cut it out and they wouldn't. It was my reality. I felt it was a sign of weakness -- one that I didn't want to share with the world. I am probably wrong in that misconception, but to me it's like crying. I always strive to hold it together, alas I am also unsuccessful in that endeavor this season too.
I ultimately did five dances and three weeks rehearsal, a total of eight weeks. I adored the cast and my partner; it was an incredible experience and I don't regret a second of it.
Now how do I feel when I see the Richards sisters mock me? Not great but sadly. . .I don't expect anything less.
Love always Lisa.