Last night on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills the seeds of doubt concerning about Yolanda Foster‘s mysterious illness were officially sewn; woven into the delicate silk fabric of her friendships with almost invisible stitches anchoring tiny beads of suspicion into the internal boning of a couture gown. So – is it Munchhausen syndrome or is Lyme?! OOoOH Goody!
Additionally Yolanda’s motives appear more complex. Could she be amplifying her illness to save a sagging marriage? Possibly give herself a purpose now that her days of a world-class beauty are over? Is it a reaction to Empty Nest Syndrome (do not give Caroline Manzo any ideas!). Yolanda’s Lyme symptoms and the crazy-ass lengths she is going to for treatments seem decidedly elevated from a mere cry for attention. They seem connected to her self-identity.
In the weeks since announcing their separation Yolanda has been vocal about their amazing love, while promoting her miraculous 60% brain function improvements. Meanwhile David hasn’t uttered a note. Finally David is speaking publicly about his divorce from the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star and America’s most devoted Chronic Lyme patient.
Lisa Rinna lightheartedly meanders through her blog in this week’s reflection on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Giddy up! She gushed, “What a fun episode this was to watch! So many really laughable moments went on this season, and it’s great to see them among some of the drama and speculation we’ve been seeing already.”
On her mani-pedi day with her two daughters, Lisa shares, “Of course, as you know, I love the time I spend with my girls. Oh, the conversations we have! The sassiness coming from Delilah Belle as she tells me her curfew is now 11:10. What is that? Who did that? Why? Was that a Harry Hamlin thing? Was it Delilah Belle? Was it me? I want to know who came up with this 11:10 curfew for her, because it’s just weird. Clearly, the art of negotiation is alive and well in our household.”
Come on, Eileen! Tell us how you really feel. In this week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, brokedownTaylor Armstrong reappeared on the scene. And it wasn’t only big hats and big lips she brought with her! Taylor also had some big opinions about sick-selfie-healthy-selfie Yolanda Foster. Eileen Davidson didn’t take too kindly to Taylor’s comments about her ailing friend, though. Eileen opens up in her blog about her feelings on the shenanigans at Ken Todd’s 70th birthday party, Lisa Vanderpump’s little horse debacle, newcomer Erika Girardi, and much more.
Bemoaning her fate as the lone female in her home, Eileen reflects, “I was laughing (crying on the inside) seeing Vince, Jesse, and me in the A.M. trying to get ready for the day. In a house full of boys, I am the lone female voice that calls (screams), ‘Do your dishes! Empty the trash!’ Maybe our house is haunted. I’m the ghost; nobody seems to see or hear me!”
All Yolanda’s Pop! Goes The Symptoms has David questioning. “They believe she’s exaggerating her condition,” explains a source close to the music mogul. David is not alone – this season several of Yolanda’s co-stars are expressing their confusion as well. Most notably, if Yolanda is doing so many treatments, how does she know what’s working? And is it the treatments or the disease that’s making her feel so ill?
She’s back! Camille Grammer’s return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (even in her reduced role) brings with it Camille’s trademarked tsk-tsking of other housewives’ poor behavior, complete with coquettish shoulder shrugs. Or at least, let’s hope it does! Even though she appeared for mere moments on this week’s episode, Camille has some choice words for those who are questioning Yolanda Foster’sillness (cough, cough: Taylor Armstrong!).
Camille’s brush with her own serious health issues has given her some perspective on the situation. She reflects, “In September of 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Endometrial Cancer. Luckily my cancer was caught at this stage. My treatment required surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy under the expert care of Pedro Ramirez at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.”
Taylor says that she attempted to help Yolanda by connecting her with a top neurologist, but Yo refused her offer. “When Yolanda was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, I shared my thoughts with her about the potential for a misdiagnosis. I have had two family members with Multiple Sclerosis, and it took quite a long time for them to be properly diagnosed. The symptoms she described were similar to what my family members experienced. My husband’s friend is a world-renowned diagnostic neurologist, and I offered to connect Yolanda with him for an appointment or even a phone call to describe her condition and get his thoughts. She declined to do so, but I was concerned for her and wanted to offer the option of another opinion.”