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Believe Me Audiobook

Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

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Publisher's Summary

This program includes an introduction and bonus interview with the author.

From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease.

In early 2011, Yolanda Hadid was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines, and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multitasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country's top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes.

In this moving behind-the-scenes memoir, Yolanda opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late-stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold on to her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends, and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important listen for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe.

With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into Eastern and Western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can't go on.

©2017 Yolanda Hadid (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    I read this book in 2 days on audible and thought it was brilliant and could identify with so much of her journey . I hope she writes another with more information about her diet and what does and doesn't help . I agree that this is her purpose and God couldn't of picked anyone better as she has all of the qualities , strength , determination and genuine love to continue her fight in finding a cure . Brilliant xx 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞Thank you Yo 🙏😀💞

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    "Enlightening the dark life of Chronic illness"

    The book is touching, necessary, and inspiring. As someone who has suffered in similar ways Yolanda is bringing the story to a wider audience. Good on her.

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  • T. Hahn
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    13/09/17
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    "Courage and Love prevails"

    It is not often that any of us have an opportunity to witness a battle from the front lines. Yolanda's journey through this horrific epidemic is almost impossible for most of us to fully understand unless living it. This book chronicles her process, her fortitude, her faith and strength to meet the battle " head on" add to reach the point where she has made this disease cry "uncle"! If you know anyone suffering with any chronic illness help them! Send them this book on audible since many have a difficult time reading. Never give up on them for the end of the day knowing you have your Warriors with you help you find your recovery.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    15/09/17
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    "Her Truth Moved Me"

    Her raw and honest truth was moving. She sheds light on both a horrible disease and human nature.

    For me this validates her truth and passion that you can hear running so deep in her.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Please buy me a skunk
    San Bernardino, Ca USA
    05/11/17
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    "I couldn't stop listening!"

    I am going on 8 years battling an invisible disease with symptoms that are almost identical to what Yolanda describes. I am grateful for her openness and her positivity. Sharing her experiences publicly is a priceless gift to those of us who so desperately need the world to understand. As she says many times in this book "you don't get it until you get it" and while I wish I didn't get it, I find comfort and validation in the similar experiences and struggles she has shared. I am exhausted by just the idea of all of the treatments she has tried and in awe of her dedication to each and every protocol. I highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from or has a loved one with Lyme or any other invisible debilitating misunderstood disease.

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  • L. Bartock
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    "Loved"

    Loved this book. Well written & her voice is so soothing. Thank you for writing this.

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  • Beth Wilcox
    20/10/17
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    "Just Like Yolanda, Full Of Wisdoms & Integrity!"

    As an occasional watcher of RHBH, I wasn't truly hooked until Yolanda appeared. Here was a woman who had it all, (as far as the world could see), but instead of talking about her latest bag or car, she showed us the genuine love of a wife & mother. Her priorities were family first, building an empire last. And in these roles, she shined & became someone relateable.

    I could relate to this book & understand her utter days & months of dispair. While I have no personal experience with Lyme, her descriptions, frustrations, & going from doctor to doctor is something I am very aware of. Calling upon your mind & body to perform whatever "Normal" is supposed to be, only to become exhausted by the effort is a feeling that takes way too many days away.

    Yolanda was my idol before, now after reading her brave book, ...my rock!

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  • pdc
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    19/10/17
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    "Iconic strength -beautiful soul"

    I LOVE this book and all of its truths. Yolanda has balls so big she needs a shopping cart to push them around-seriously! Her subtle mentioning of everything important and political makes me smile. She is not afraid and clearly enlightened. Touched by her compassion, guts and deep love for her children. Thank you for giving us a voice. You are loved, Yolanda.

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  • Chelsi
    13/10/17
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    "Wow! I believe you, Yo!"

    Amazing story, told so well. So sad what she and her children have suffered through for so many years. David Foster should be ashamed of himself - "in sickness and in health."

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  • Diane Greiner
    08/10/17
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    "Lyme disease?"

    I was hoping this book would have more information about the actual disease itself, how it’s contracted and how it’s passed on from mother to child.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dizzy4478
    02/10/17
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    "Love Yolanda!"

    So glad she wrote this book. Lots of good information. Nice to know I'm not alone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cede
    30/09/17
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    "Possible best book I have ever listened to"

    Yolanda Hadid said in the book she is not an author but I don't believe that to be true. Her story is so moving. The way she tells it makes you feel you are right there with her. Good luck Yolanda. I am praying for you and your children.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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