Ryan Sutter finally has answers for the mysterious illness he’s been facing for a year, but without a clear cure he’s fighting, his wife Trista has said.
the Bachelorette couple shared in May that after months of tests and doctor’s appointments, Ryan, 46, was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which they said was exacerbated by mold toxins, as well as by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and long-range COVID-19. But they haven’t been able to find a way to treat her illnesses and talk about the podcast of Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, other members of Bachelor Nation. Almost known, Trista explained that Ryan has “his high days and his low days.”
“I’m trying to see the positive, and it’s definitely a good thing to have answers,” said Trista, 48. “So I’m very grateful that we have answers, because not knowing is so, so, so difficult.”
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But, she said, “those answers actually come with so many other questions that, even though we’ve uncovered some of them, and yes, I’m grateful and grateful for that, it’s actually difficult. He’s not feeling well today. And he’s got his days of rising and his days of falling. “
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For Ryan, Lyme disease “will be a lifelong diagnosis that he has to face,” Trista said. “But it’s difficult in that there isn’t a single drug he can take. There is no surgery he can do. So it’s difficult.”
The mother of two said she was “grateful” that her case was not as bad as the others.
“He is one of the lucky ones with Lyme disease in that he hasn’t lost the ability to speak, he hasn’t lost the ability to walk, he hasn’t lost the ability to use his arms, ”she said. “I feel lucky that it’s in some parts of his body. We know it’s probably in his ankle, he has a bad knee, he probably resides in these. But he has brain fog sometimes. and the fatigue is sometimes unbearable for But I feel lucky that it is not as bad as some of the people we hear. “
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Still, Trista said in tears, it was hard for Ryan to deal with the symptoms and then for her to watch him go through this pain.
“It’s been hard to watch him struggle because he’s such a strong human in general. But he doesn’t share that with everyone. So it’s hard to see the person you love most in the world feeling like shit, ”she said. mentionned.
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“It was tough,” she continued. “And not because I want attention on myself, [but] because i want him to get better, i want him to wake up feeling good, i want him to be able to spend time with our family and make memories, and when you are not feeling well this it just takes your life. I am not feeling well.”
After sharing Ryan’s diagnosis and story, the Sutters received a flurry of messages from people with similar health issues. Trista said they hope to raise awareness about Lyme disease and push for more research and a cure.
“We want to be able to get the word out,” she said. “Our hope is that we can get involved to help raise funds for research so that more people can find relief from their symptoms. “