Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda explains how she's feeling at the moment and how she's hoping she'll feel soon.

on Dec 16, 20130

Hello Bravo Lovers!

Another week has flown by. I hope your decorations are up and you are enjoying the spirit of the holiday season.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to write a blog as my brain is out of order at the moment. I have started a 20-day intense treatment to try to repair the damage the Lyme has caused neurologically. Unfortunately, I am experiencing worse symptoms than before the treatment started. But I was promised that it would get worse before it gets better.

My apologies for not being able to pull it together -- hope to be back at it next week.

Much love,
Yo

403 comments
Sara.Bellum.1
Sara.Bellum.1

Yolanda — I support you in your struggles and hope that you are feeling much better now.

 

If there is any chance that you read this I'm hoping that you will take something into consideration. Posting (a) blog just about your health and not all of the cat fights going on. It's sad that it has come to this but some people just don't know manners, consideration or compassion. I think a lot of people going through serious a health crisis in their lives whether it is themselves or a relative are coming to you because you are a beacon of hope for them. It would be nice for them to have a positive blog to visit. I'm hoping all of the haters will 'respect' your space for positivity and leave the blog for people looking for positivity. It crushes my heart to see such lack of compassion for both yours and others' illnesses. —Thank you

SuzyFish
SuzyFish

Dear Yolanda- I write this for one reason only - to try to help you rid your body of the hellish lyme virus.  I, too, suffered from long-term Lyme.  My family spends a month in 'Sconset every summer on Nantucket.  I started feeling ill in August 2005 shortly after returning from our annual July vacation.  My husband - a lifelong 'Sconset summer resident, INSISTED I get a lyme test. I had a weird bite -but nothing like a bullseye, so being ignorant at the the time as to much of anything about Lyme disease, I thought it was a spider bite.  I did, however, do as my husband insisted and get the test.  Negative.  Thereafter, I spent the following YEAR in a complete brain fog, dizzy, memory imparement beyond description, neck pain, twitching and aching muscles and bones.  In conversations, I'd think to myself "Can they tell I am totally spaced out right now and barely able to focus on what they're saying?"  By spring I was convinced I was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's.  I functioned - I'm a mom - I have no choice - but it was a struggle.  Just getting out of bed was an exercize in personal fortitude.  The following summer, we returned to 'Sconset - as usual.  I was bitten AGAIN.  This time, when I returned home to Michigan after our trip,  the bite had grown to the size of a football.  My doctor gasped when I showed her.  Another Lyme test.  POSITIVE.  I started putting two and two together, and through absolute self-diagnosis, realized that the weird bite I'd suffered the previous summer had actually been a tick bite.  I got on the computer after the diagnosis, and when I started reading about long-term-lyme, my hands began to shake.  I was petrified and convinced that I was basically screwed.  Life as I had known it was over.  Enter my brother-in-law, Dave, who has also spent his summers in 'Sconset.  He is a Harvard graduate, so no average dummy.  When he talks, I listen.  Over the years he has developed a practice in energetic healing.  I won't say I was a big believer - but I have completely changed my thinking since having Lyme.  His daughter (35) has struggled with lyme-related issues for over 15 years.  He is well versed in the damage this disease causes to the human body.  He suggested I purchase the book "Healing Lyme" by Stephen Buhner (available on Amazon) .  I did.  I knew nothing of herbal remedies/treatments/protocols, etc..  However, Dave said "Hey, try it for a month.  If it doesn't work, no harm, no foul."   I took the book to my doctor AND to the infectious disease doctor that was about to stick a port in my body to administer high doses of antibiotics.  I was really REALLY scared.  Both doctors gave me their blessings to try the protocol.  I studied the book cover to cover and took meticulous notes regarding the protocols that addressed my specific issues.  I purchased all the requisite herbal supplements and began the regimine.  Within 10 days, I woke up one morning and could not belive it.  I actually felt NORMAL for the first time in over a year.  Next day, SAME THING....and the day after and the day after.  I stayed on the regimen for almost a year and finally weaned myself.  I have never gone back.  I can't say that I don't feel some residual issues occasionally, but NOTHING compared to the way I felt when I was sick with Lyme.  Bottom line - It worked for me and maybe it will work for YOU.  I am sure you have the best doctors in the world helping you, but if nothing else, buy the book and read it.  You never know.  It became my bible. It really really worked.  I was NOT a believer, I was NOT expecting these herbs to help me - I was fully prepared to undergo the conventional treatments - but conventional doctors do not fully understand this disease.  They don't know everything.  Start reading about the disease (as I'm sure you have) and you'll see that there are so many differing opinions it will make your head pop.  It's very disturbing.   We have to take control of our own health sometimes, and with this disease especially because there is no consensus.  The doctors are fighting each other, and meanwhile we're still suffering!  I have written way too much already, but I wanted to give you my background so you will know I am legit, and not some nut fan.  When I heard about your illness - I thought I might be able to help.  I hope you are better soon!!!   Hang in there.   Sara 

 

tonia.sheridan
tonia.sheridan

I find it somewhat amusing that when Taylor was drinking too much you made a big statement saying 'theres NOTHING worse than a drunk woman', yet you certainly seem to have changed your tune where Brandi and her drunk antics are concerned.  Such a shame - I thought initially you would actually be what you claimed to be - classy, honest, not a game player - but you're all those things Yolanda - PLUS a hypocrite.

bj46shum1
bj46shum1

Yolanda, you have my sympathy in trying to deal with Lyme disease and being on RHOBH!  You've already explained that your brain is working at only 70%, but so many people don't seem to understand what that truly means and how it affects your actions and reactions.  Until they've been in your shoes, they won't "get it."  I really do hope that the treatments you are going through will heal you.  It's not fun trying to deal with the Lyme. 

mary217
mary217

Yolanda,

I thank you so much for sharing your struggles with Lyme disease. I have been struggling for 7 years for a diagnosis for the cause of my medical condition. Because of your sharing I too had my doctors test me for the same. Fortunately (or not) I was negative and now still must struggle to have a proper diagnosis. I'm not sure if I or my doctors would have thought to have had the tests done, but when you talked about it in one of the episodes I thought it could be a possibility. And for that I tip my hat to you. Thank you, and keep strong.

 

 

KrissyU
KrissyU

My prayers are with you Yolanda. I am also going through a neurological thing, they just don't know what the name of mine is yet. You help me stay positive.... thank you Great Lady

Volfan16
Volfan16

Yo, you just looove to talk about class class class but your classless and not to mention soulless comments, your "best friend" Brenda (haha) is the rudest and least classy of the housewives! So why do you defend Brandi if you're all about class? Hypocritical or what?

1789bermuda
1789bermuda

For someone who has it all, why do you always look so sad and this has been since season one. You live in a big house, have a great car lots of money, you are supposed to be happy with all of that. With a fridge that perfect you should be the happiest girl in America.

mrsd@13
mrsd@13

Yolanda, I'm sorry you don't feel well presently. I hope you will get well and feel better soon. God bless you and your beautiful family. P.S. Would love to see your husband and Sir Elton John play together on the show. I saw his red Piano show in Vegas in '07. I cried when he walked on stage. Love from Mississippi

kimmy2009
kimmy2009

Wow Yolanda I am really surprised at you right now you call yourself such a friend to Brandi but don't you see how reckless she is?  I don't know what happened to you this season but you are acting very very shady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alexansd
alexansd

Yolanda,  this season you have changed (and not for the good).  You are a smart and regal woman; but you are seen as a "mean girl".  The "dream team" - really????? That was low class.

 

awesome66
awesome66

I hope you feel better.  It's sometimes hard for people to understand when you struggle with an illness when they never have experienced it.  I hope you post your cleansing drink since I'm sure it would help many people who don't realize that they need to detox frequently when on medication.  Those Doctor's never say to detox to patients, and before you know it, many people get liver, kidney, etc., organ damage due to constant long-term medication.  I think Kyle just has a overpowering mother type personality to everybody and it comes off too strong to people.  It comes off like she is just being nosey or controlling on situations, or blunt and rude sometimes, and it looks like it's related to her having to be the protective mother to take care of her sister.  A little kindness and forgiveness goes a long way for everyone. 

petrai
petrai

You are my favorite housewife of BH.  You are intelligent and speak your mind.  Your house is stunning.  So elegant and perfect.  Here's to a speedy recovery on your Lyme disease.  I have had it twice but not as serious as your case.  I can only imagine how horrible you must feel. 

DeeDee5304
DeeDee5304

You are not coming across authentic. It seems that you and Brandi have come very close. Just as she turned on Lisa, she will turn on you. I hope you didn't tell her any personal and private information. It is okay that she doesn't go along with Lisa anymore, but to betray her is another thing. It seems to me that when she was talking to Lisa, she looked over at you.

I have to be honest; I loved the relationship with Brandy and Lisa. When you came it was okay, but when you were talking to Kyle and Kim you did make a comment about Lisa not being a real friend. I don't know what was edited, but I recall you making a comment about Lisa. I don't care much for Kyle, but I believe her because I head you make sarcastic comment about Lisa.

I gather just like Lisa has been accused of doing, I guess the same thing can be said about you doing. You are making Brandi your mouth piece. I also don't get that you are actually kissing Brandi on the lips. You need to be very careful how you are presenting yourself on TV/Cable. I don't think David would appreciate his wife presenting a negative light.

juniperpv
juniperpv

Do you get paid each time you say Lyme and Master Cleanse? Seriously!!!

Robyen
Robyen

Just watched the placecard segment.  You are such a hypocrite.  Go ahead, blame your petty, childish, immature, pathetic behavior on your Lyme disease.  No one is buying it.  You are a mean girl who has married into money 2x and thinks she is above everyone else.  You need to master cleanse your personality.

debala01
debala01

omg this is the longest Lyme disease situation ever!!! it does not stop you from making nasty comments about everyone.

Moosesalakis
Moosesalakis

How did you get Lyme disease anyway? I, like you, am not out hunting in the woods or walking in the forest waiting for a tick to drop.

SkyAfonso1
SkyAfonso1

Yolanda, I hope you feel better. Having said that, please go back to being the same way you were on season 1. Stop acting like what you have to say is more important than what anyone else has to say. Also, the way you stand up for Brenda, makes you look stupid. If you want to help her, start by giving her a muzzle.

MrsP
MrsP

Yolanda, what is happening to you this season?  Is it the Lyme's disease?  You started out last season as a beacon of light and now not so much.  This season has not fully played out yet...but I am not liking the hints I am seeing of a darker Yolanda.  Come back to how you were season one!

Imagirlsgirl
Imagirlsgirl

Brandi is white trash, when u hang out with trash, you become trash too.

Imagirlsgirl
Imagirlsgirl

I thought you were classy, what happened? If u were really were happy on your home life, you wouldn't have to be petty and mean spirited. Please stop blaming the lymes disease.

RealisticHousewife
RealisticHousewife

Kyle and her sister seem to have a problem with people who have accents!  lol  They cant seem to read or *get*  you or Lisa.   They are so fake and hypocritical. 

Sharilala
Sharilala

Sorry, spelled hypocritical wrong before. Honestly glad you are feeling better, though.

Sharilala
Sharilala

Yolanda girl , you are so hippacritical. You talk about the others and their drama but you were so HIGH SCHOOL as you call it with the separation of groups with your place cards at your dinner party. Very tacky as a hostess and created drama. Where is your so called class? You always appear to talk down at people like you are better than them.

martine.pirozzi
martine.pirozzi

Yolanda please don't worry about any of this at the moment your health is a bigger concern. I'm concerned and worried about your situation and I do pray for you and your family. I am ill myself having two debilitating disease that I have been fighting for a very long time. I can only imagine what the treatments are like that you have to go through. The show will go on as they say. Just take care of you and try to enjoy life every day. As we know it is a precious gift. I do follow you on facebook and I enjoy your posts and photos. I hope to one day next be able to come out to Beverly Hills if my health permits me to. It is a long time dream of mine.

RHOtheCaribbean
RHOtheCaribbean

Maybe its a good thing you didn't blog this week. I watched this week's ep again. And boy, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Kyle is telling the truth and you are deflecting and backing down. Shame you are such a phony and to Lisa of all people... Please.

trudywhiteford
trudywhiteford

Yolanda why do you say Kyle hasn't apologized for calling you a liar? You called her a liar first. I feel you are not a girls girl by far. I think you like Brandi because she might act like some or bring back reminders of your modeling years.

Cherokeewarrior
Cherokeewarrior

We wish you a speedy recovery and Happy Holidays to you and your family Yolanda!

CarlaB
CarlaB

Hope you are feeling better.....I just have a one question about Brandi's behavior. Is she the kind of woman you'd like your daughters to look up to as they enter early adulthood? It seems you chastise Lisa for trying to control Brandi's behavior, but truly...would you like your lovely daughters acting as Brandi does? 

Purple86
Purple86

I can't decide who is more annoying - you blaming your bad behavior on Lyme disease or Brandy blaming her bad behavior on her divorce.  I didn't  understand why you gravitated toward Brandy in the beginning because you seemed so different but now its clear that you two are birds of a feather.

that_nick
that_nick

YOLANDA!!!! Bring the housewives to Victoria for a trip, stay in the oak bay beach hotel!!!!!

Pica
Pica

Yolanda you are very arrogant person.

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @Moosesalakis  not to be funny about it but probably picking lemons in her lemon orchard...

Dynex
Dynex

 @SkyAfonso1 She WAS this way  last season. i don't understand when everyone says go back to how you were. If you watch past shows (last season) she was judgmental and mean as well. 

tamarahope
tamarahope

 @Imagirlsgirl

 They also say Birds of a feather flock together! Those 2 have to be just alike or they wouldn't put up w/each others antic's!

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

@RealisticHousewife you may not have noticed that Joyce also has an accent.

kekekinz1
kekekinz1

 @Purple86

 I'm gonna have to say it's Yolanda blaming her bad behavior on lyme disease because she only brings up lyme disease 20 times every episode.

DebAnn
DebAnn

@Purple86 I so agree. The two of them together, Brandi & Yolanda, couldn't argue their way out of a paper bag. I absolutely cringe when those two start harping on stuff that makes absolutely no sense. They're both just so stupid.

Sara.Bellum.1
Sara.Bellum.1

 @Fromtheshowmestate  @RealisticHousewife Yes, Joyce has an accent. The same basic accent that Mauricio has. That's ok though, anything that isn't in their comfort zone is something to be made fun of. If Yolanda and Lisa had anything but a Northern European accent, I doubt the "fun" they are having would exist. Kyle and Kim are just two vile, nasty little people who act worse on the show than anyone else.

Sara.Bellum.1
Sara.Bellum.1

 @Fromtheshowmestate  @RealisticHousewife 

If you have "literally no idea" of which we are talking about then why are you commenting? To make yourself seem even more ignorant that you apparently are? I speak fluent German and understand the subtile differences between Dutch and German when spoken - and they both have spoken interchangeably. Um, yes... Not to burst your bubble but the reason I don't like Kyle and Kim is because Kyle plays a dumb victim that causes her to stand back and act befuttled as to why everyone treats her the way she gets treated. How dumb can you get? Between Kyle and Kim there are some serious brain functioning problems due to the lack of emotional maturity. The only problem with that is how they drag everyone into their problem and act like they have been persecuted if anyone reacts to it. I hope that clears up your confusion. I just would be so sad if you went on without comprehension of the gist of the conversation. Perhaps if you spend more time truly understanding the conversation by keeping up then we won't have this confusion again. And yes, Germany is in Europe. I hope you were not being literal (again).

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

@Sara.Bellum.1 @RealisticHousewife I have literally no idea what you are talking about. Joyce's husband Michael is from Germany, and each time he has met Yolanda they have briefly spoken German to each other. Isn't Germany in Europe? The reason that the Kyle/Kim contingent of haters is such a comedy it is that they are literally looking for any reason to hate on them, even if currently no reason actually exists. If you have a real argument to make about their current behavior, then by all means make it. Saying crazy petty BS like they have issues with folks who have accents - when no proof of this has been offered to justify pulling such a position out of your ass - just makes one look desperate.