Yolanda Foster opened up to Dr. Oz on Tuesday’s episode about her life after filing for divorce and her Lyme disease diagnosis.
Yolanda Foster filed for divorce from her husband David last month, but she doesn’t blame David as much as herself.
It seems Yolanda Foster recognizes that her battle with Lyme disease changed her, just like a major battle with any other illness would.
Yolanda Foster said of her divorce,”The patient suffers, but the caretakers suffer too. Because life doesn’t only change for us, it changes for the person next to you.”
She continued, “At the end of the day, David never changed, I changed. Unfortunately, these are the cards that life dealt me. It wasn’t by choice. But, I’m not the woman I used to be and I probably will never be again.”
She added, “My focus, my energy goes to trying to get well, trying to make a difference, trying to find a cure for my children. And David’s life is really traveling, going to concerts, loud music. And I mean, I couldn’t, I can barely listen to the radio.”
Yolanda Foster also has two children who suffer with Lyme disease, Bella and Anwar. Along with her other daughter, Gigi, her kids are what keeps her going from day to day when the pain seems like it’s too much to bear.
Foster said of her children, “My children is what kept me alive. I remember just waiting for them to get out of school, you know, just to give them a hug and look at them for for hope. I mean they’re the ones that kept me fighting and wanting to live.”
Yolanda Foster dealt with ridicule last month when her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star, Lisa Rinna, accused her of having Munchausen syndrome instead of Lyme disease.
Yolanda Foster tried to explain why Lisa Rinna may have made such rude comments, saying, “You know what, they’re maybe saying what a lot of people are thinking in the world. I mean, there’s such ignorance when it comes to invisible disease and millions of people are suffering with those problems, of family members, friends and people out in the world judging them by the way they look. So, maybe they’re just voicing what a lot of people are thinking.”
What do you think about Yolanda Foster’s dedication to her children as her will to live through Lyme disease?