Before the last Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season aired, I figured that Yolanda Foster was not going to be in it much since she was focusing on her Lyme Disease treatments. Well, she didn’t appear too often, but the season was all about her battle with Lyme disease and her dealing with the alleged Munchausen’s accusations.
Nothing really happened and I had a limit on the amount of times I could watch menopausal women question the authenticity of Yolanda’s illness. Aside from battling out with these haters on the show and through social media, Yolanda has decided to write a book and she really shaded her cast mates with its title.
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Yolanda, now going by Hadid- the increasingly popular last name of her super model children, has decided to share even more of her struggles by writing a book. And I am detecting some major shade with the title: Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisibility of Lyme Disease. Clearly she is alluded to her cast mates who doubted her illness to get increased screen time on the show. SHADE THROWN.
I feel like Yolanda has shared so much of this journey as it has happened, so I’m wondering what she has left to share in a book. Her book will include information on all of the treatments she has experienced in the last five years. Something that always stood out to me was the fact that Yolanda clearly has the means to try any procedure that she wants- something that not all Lyme Disease patients can afford.
Yolanda said that she (somewhat) addresses this in her book, “I have met so many debilitated and financially devastated patients, parents who’ve sold their homes in order to pay for their children’s treatment all while fighting to keep them alive. I documented my journey with photos, daily logs, lab results and short videos, because I wasn’t sure I would make it through alive, but I did. I am here to tell my story because we need a cure affordable for all.” In the least ignorant way possible, I just don’t get how detailing her expensive and exclusive treatments will translate to helping all patients find treatments that are actually affordable. But maybe I’m just missing something here?
I get the point Yolanda was trying to make when she said, “The message here is really about how we can learn to be less judgmental and deal with chronically ill people in a more kind, compassionate and understanding way.” Hopefully her book gets her point across and we can finally stop discussing Munchausen’s disease!
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