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Staying Strong! Yolanda Foster's Battle Against Lyme Disease -- The Real Housewives Star's Fight Explained In 12 Clicks

Yolanda Foster Lyme Disease Battle
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Sep. 22 2016, Updated 2:57 p.m. ET

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster continues to battle the severe effects of Lyme disease – and only RadarOnline.com has all the details!

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Yolanda Foster Lyme Disease Battle
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Yolanda Foster

Yolanda Foster Lyme Disease Battle
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Yolanda was "hospitalized several days ago after suffering a very serious relapse of Lyme disease," an insider told Radar.

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Even after Yolanda was discharged from the hospital, friends and family remained concerned.

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"This is a very, very serious disease, and Yolanda has been such a trooper dealing with it," the source said. "The problem with Yolanda's diagnosis of Lyme disease was that it was so advanced by the time she was finally diagnosed."

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"She had dealt with the illness for at least two years, before the proper diagnosis was given," the source continued. "In that time, the disease wreaked havoc on Yolanda's body. She still has no idea how it was contracted. You will never hear her complain about it, and Yolanda is determined to beat it."

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By early February, the Dutch beauty was reportedly having "trouble just forming sentences" and her participation in the upcoming RHOBH reunion would therefore be limited.

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The 51-year-old, who remains one of the most likable characters on the show, told fans in a Bravo blog that she'd be unable to participate "because she couldn't process information or any stimulation for that matter."

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"It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it," Yolanda confessed.

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The model turned reality star made sure to thank hospital staffers at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, as well as husband David, for all their hard work. She captioned this Instagram snap: "I guess God gives his hardest battles to the strongest soldiers."

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The show's reunion is scheduled to be filmed in the next couple of weeks and Yolanda's participation is still set to be limited, according to sources.

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The main issue with the star's health is her constant fatigue, and memory issues, which will surely affect her presence for filming.

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Despite the hard times, a source reveals that Yolanda remains positive and is "determined to get back to the person she used to be, no matter what it takes."

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Get well soon Yolanda!

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