Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda dishes on how she really feels about Mauricio, Kyle, and Carlton and what she's learned through Lyme Disease.

on Nov 11, 2013

On the day they removed my port, I was still pretty optimistic that I had arrived at the end of my journey and was close to the finishing line of my recovery. Unfortunately, this episode was shot in March of 2013 and I realize that eight months later I am still struggling through my days and still haven't found a cure or was able to put this disease in remission.

I keep reminding myself that I was given this challenge for a reason so on a positive note, I am very blessed to be able to use this extraordinary platform to bring awareness to this worldwide epidemic that so many know so little about.

As you probably can imagine I live in a highly superficial world, which is manageable when you are running on all eight cylinders. But when the chips are down, you are forced to take inventory and are faced with people's true colors. It's quite astonishing to see how little empathy, or maybe ability, people have to stay connected to someone battling chronic disease. My heart goes out to those who have no support system in this journey.

Which leads me to the blessing in my life, my husband. . .If it was not for his perseverance I probably would not be here today. He is a constant reminder of everything that is good and proof that true love and friendship does exist.

I am so grateful for my children who remind me everyday what matters in life and I feel fortunate to be their mommy and share their special love.

It’s so funny because no matter what your struggles are, your mommy duties never stop. I had promised Gigi I’d do the master cleanse with her before her upcoming shoot with Guess. Starting on the day of my surgery was obviously not a smart move on my part and needless to say I only lasted two days. My enthusiasm use to be so contagious that at one point I had the entire household on the master cleanse including the people working with us.