Yolanda Foster of 'Real Housewives' Has Lost Ability to Read and Write Due to Lyme Disease

The 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star says her illness has 'confiscated' her brain and made her unable to process 'information or any stimulation.'

AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star %cYolanda Hadid% Foster opens up about her struggle with Lyme Disease. In a Bravo blog post, the reality TV star explains why she is no longer actively blogging for the show like she once was.

"I would like to apologize for my lousy participation in the blogging department at the moment," the wife of %cDavid Foster% said. "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."

"Most of you know I have been battling Lyme disease for the past three years. I wasted the first year trying to get diagnosed and spent the next two trying to find a cure. I have gone from the conventional long-term antibiotics to about every holistic protocol there is to offer. Unfortunately, I was only able to get to about a 60|percent| recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back."

Explaining that the disease could cause "severe brain impairment and neurological issues," Yolanda revealed, "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."

She then expresses her frustrations over the fact that no cure has been found. When she can't find it in the United States, she travels overseas. "A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine," she explained.

"As tired and hopeless as I feel at times, I have an undeniable spirit that will continue to fight and travel the world until I have the proper answers. I keep reminding myself that I was given this task for a greater purpose, which keeps me driven and motivated to think outside the box to make a difference not only for myself but for all my fellow Lymies suffering some form of this debilitating disease that we know so little about."

The mother of model %cGigi Hadid% added, "I am a firm believer that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling, so even though I have not found a cure, I have faith that I will."

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