It's been quite a week. I'll start by letting you know how much I appreciate all your love and unwavering support.
A big hug to Eileen and Vinnie for their loss of the amazing Dick Van Patten. I know how much they both loved him. Having lost my father at an early age, I have great empathy. The loss of a parent is profound at any age.
I really enjoyed watching Lisa and Kyle's vacation in the Amalfi Coast. I remember those days well, and even though the past couple of years traveling have felt more like a challenge than a vacation for me, it proves that when you don't feel well, it doesn't matter where you are--no matter how beautiful the location.
It made me smile to see Lisa and Eileen's visit back in April, and it made me even happier to see how much progress I've made since then. It gives me so much strength to feel supported by my fellow 'Wives!
I want to address Lisa VDP's statement on tonight's show. I was surprised to hear her say I have any doubt about my Lyme diagnosis, because I don't. The fact is my challenges are multi-faceted. So far, we've treated my Lyme disease, co-infections, heavy metal toxicity, silicone ruptures, parasites, and viral, bacterial and fungal infections. I don't expect anyone to understand a disease so complex. I've been immersed in discovery 101--finding my way back to health.
Removing my metal-based crowns was gnarly, but in hindsight, it has brought clarity to my case. I was highly allergic to the materials and metals that they were made of, so through chelation, we have been able the bring down my heavy metal toxicity significantly.
Daisy has been an angel sent to me from heaven. She has been by my side since early January and an undeniable force in uncovering this mystery of my chronic disease. I will be forever grateful to David for bringing her on to help and educate us. Being a chronic Lyme survivor herself, she has made it her life mission to be a nurse/health advocate for patients like me.
It's important to me that I share some words about the news of my separation. It is true that David and I have chosen to go our separate ways. There is nothing easy about this process as it is a loss no matter how you look at it. We should all know by now that rumors and what might seem like "sensational drama" will always trail behind news like this. I can say that the sale of our Malibu home, financial matters, nor infidelity played a role in our decision. I accept that speculation is part of what comes with the public lifestyle I have chosen, but I am human just like the rest of you. My wish is to get through this time with the great respect we've always had for each other. I want to honor the joy we've shared and focus my strength on my children and my well being.
As I always say, one foot in front of the other and one day at a time!
Much love to you and yours,