Bella Hadid was the epitome of zen in her latest Instagram photo dump, giving her followers another update during her health hiatus.
The statuesque model recently candidly opened up to her millions of followers about her battle with Lyme disease, writing how she would get back to modeling work when she was ready.
In her latest photos, the 26-year-old stunner went make-up free, sharing snaps of her getting IV treatments and snuggling with her faithful pup, Glizzy P. Beans.
In another image, the catwalk model closed her eyes and smiled as a close friend laughed right next to her.
Eager to keep her spirits high, Bella shared a photo of a box full of baked goods the she received while she was laying in a hospital bed with an IV in her arm.
Bareface beauty: Bella Hadid shared more candid snaps from her health-related hiatus for her millions of Instagram followers following her honest post about her struggle with Lyme disease; seen today
Hospital selfie: The Vogue cover model managed to strike a pose even in the middle of an IV treatment
Staying strong: The raven-haired beauty shared several make-up free snaps in her latest Instagram photo dump, which chronicled her journey with Lyme disease; seen today
The Washington D.C. born beauty managed to escape the hospital in a few of the images.
In one particularly sweet photo, the top model is seen lovingly petting a miniature horse.
Bella had a white port on her arm in many of the photos.
The device is typically utilized to make blood draws or blood transfusions easier and less painful for the patient.
Not one to stay in bed all day, the talented equestrian also posed for several selfies, flaunting her toned abs as she continued to receive medical treatments.
Later, she shared a TikTok video of herself enjoying the fresh air while taking a ‘mental health walk’ with an adorable Australian Shepherd, named Beans, ‘between treatments.’
‘I know I look sick, you don’t have to tell me twice, ok!!’ she captioned the video. ‘No, I wasn’t in rehab, and no I don’t do drugs so can we all drop it now that I’ve filled you in. Love you.’
Bella is one of three Hadids that suffers from the incurable chronic disease.
Her mother, Yolanda also has Lyme, in addition to her brother, Anwar Hadid.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has also been very open about her ongoing battle with Lyme disease, revealing in the past that it also caused her to suffer from depression during relapses.
Life is sweet: Bella’s beloved pup snuggled up next to her outdoors as a friend laughed behind the model
Woman’s best friend: Bella’s loyal furry friends haven’t left her side during her medical leave
Fresh air: Hadid posted a TikTok video of herself walking an Australian Shepherd, named Beans
‘No I wasn’t in rehab, and no I don’t do drugs so can we all drop it now that I’ve filled you in,’ she captioned the video
Bella is one of three Hadids that suffers from the incurable chronic disease
Despite the grueling amount of treatments the Ramy star has had to endure, she’s made every effort to see the bright side of it all.
‘As painful as this experience was, the outcome was the most enlightening experience of my life filled with new friends, new visions and a new brain,’ the Kin Euphorics co-founder wrote on Instagram.
She expressed her gratitude for her mother and her medical team for never leaving her side.
The talented Givenchy model once told People, ‘the hardest part of this journey is to be judged by the way you look instead of the way you feel.’
The Making A Model With Yolanda Hadid star didn’t caption her latest photo dump of snapshots from her journey to recovery, but her bright smile spoke louder than words.
WHAT IS LYME DISEASE?
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.
The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash called erythema migrans.
The disease can typically be treated by several weeks of oral antibiotics.
But if left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous symptoms and be deadly.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE INFECTED?
During the first three to 30 days of infection, these symptoms may occur:
- Muscle and joint aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Erythema migrans (EM) rash
The rash occurs in approximately 80 per cent of infected people.
It can expand to up to 12 inches (30 cm), eventually clearing and giving off the appearance of a target or a ‘bull’s-eye’.
Later symptoms of Lyme disease include:
- Severe headaches and neck stiffness
- Additional rashes
- Arthritis with joint pain and swelling
- Facial or Bell’s palsy
- Heart palpitations
- Problems with short-term memory
- Nerve pain