One of the oddest things about Yolanda Foster’s struggle with her illness happened recently when she spoke at a Lyme Disease Gala where she was being honored and announced that Bella and Anwar both have “chronic lyme disease” as well.
Just over a week ago Bella gave a lengthy interview to Evening Standard, a British publication where she spoke about her medical struggle.
“Bella was diagnosed in her junior year of high school. ‘I stopped driving because I kept crashing, because my brain just stopped working.’ She had an accident — ‘It was when I first got sick. It was a dark time’ — which was reported in the press as a DUI. ‘I was exhausted all the time. It affected my memory so I suddenly wouldn’t remember how to drive to Santa Monica from Malibu where I lived. I couldn’t ride. I was just too sick. And I had to sell my horse because I couldn’t take care of it.’ It was an emotional blow on top of the physical. It is thought that Yolanda, Bella and Anwar were infected some years earlier during contact with their horses. “
Bella was apparently drinking as a form of self-medication for her health issues. This she says was the catalyst for her car accident. She now says she had the same mental issues as Yolanda that has also kept her from driving.
“Her mother was left, she says, unable to read, write or watch television. ‘Anything loud was too much. We used to listen to music in the car together and sing. She hasn’t listened to music or watched a movie in four years.’ Yolanda is being treated with long-term intravenous antibiotics, but Bella, intolerant to the drugs, is now trying a course of alternative treatment. When she finishes her boiled eggs, she pulls out three plastic bags of around 30 pills — ‘my mother makes these little baggies for me’ — and dutifully swallows them one by one with green tea. She is also on a three-week detox to cleanse her system.”
So she is on some alternative therapy, taking 30 pills after lunch, eating oddly, (boiled eggs and green tea?) and she is on a THREE WEEK detox? This can’t possibly be good.
“She says that her health now is around 60 per cent. ‘I still have Lyme in my spine; my back has been in excruciating pain for three years. I have it in all my joints and it goes up to my brain. So sometimes I have trouble with putting together sentences. I go to sleep at 10pm and wake up at 10am fully exhausted.’ She won’t use painkillers because ‘it’s an on-going problem, which is how you get addicted’.”
This really is all very confusing. Meanwhile, at my house I’ve been in a panic attack for days and had to take Banjo to the vet today and he is under sedation. I had to take my anxiety meds twice and now just want to go bed. I’m hoping Xanadude will get us a recap on Vanderpump rules tonight. I will get it up ASAP if I am still awake. If not it will be delayed until tomorrow.