"The fact is my challenges are multi-faceted. So far, we've treated my Lyme disease, co-infections, heavy metal toxicity, silicone ruptures, parasites, and viral, bacterial and fungal infections. I don't expect anyone to understand a disease so complex. I've been immersed in discovery 101--finding my way back to health. "
The above statement comes from Beverly Hills Housewife Yolanda Foster, but very well could have come from me (minus the silicone ruptures from breast implants). It makes me very emotional to watch her story unfold on the latest season of RHOBH because I do feel every bit of what she is going through. And I also understand how difficult this fight is, and how hard it is when others don't understand why you are still sick, or speculate that perhaps you are just depressed.
Guess what? You'd be depressed too if seemingly overnight you went from a vital functioning human being to a shell of your former self, who always feels sick and tired and rarely has the energy to leave your home or engage in life. It's bad enough to be sick but so much worse when you have an illness that elicits so little compassion in people.