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The Bachelorette's Ryan Sutter Returns to Work After Health Battles & Two Major Surgeries

The Bachelorette's Ryan Sutter Returns to Work After Health Battles & Two Major Surgeries

Ryan Sutter, who gained fame as the winner of season one of The Bachelorette, is opening up about his first day back at work after recovering from health battles.

The 47-year-old firefighter, who is married to longtime love Trista Sutter, was diagnosed with diagnosed with Lyme disease and Epstein-Barr virus last year.

At the time, he said, “My immune system was weakened through exposures to toxins and especially to mold. [Lyme disease] seems like something that I will always have. Now I know, and I can build back my immune system to fight it off.”

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Ryan took to his Instagram account on Monday (January 24) to update his fans on his health.

“I took a walk today. After two major surgeries and nearly six months, yesterday was my first day back in the firehouse. So I walked and I reflected. It was a good day back on the job,” Ryan said.

He continued, “At one point a wide eyed young boy and his parents stopped by to see the firetruck. At another, a young adult purposefully spit on our engine as he drove by on his scooter. We were stopped at an intersection after returning from a car accident and apparently he doesn’t like firefighters? Both instances made me proud of what we do.”

“This job isn’t easy – not these days and not in this climate. But it’s a tremendous opportunity, an opportunity to be challenged, to be humbled and to be taught that, despite our differences, we are all humans in this life – together in at least that much,” Ryan said. “So we get to meet, inspire and render speechless young children (and sometimes their parents too). We also get to respond repeatedly to people who need help – for any reason and at any time – even if they just spit on our fire engine from their scooter. What a job! It’s great to be back… Still the #bestjobever.”

Only nine out of 43 couples from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are still together today!

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