Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Reveals Hardest Part of His Recovery from the Shooting
During his latest health update, Ryan Fischer spoke about his continued journey to recover from a gunshot wound suffered while walking Lady Gaga's three French bulldogs.
On May 24, Ryan Fischer posted a photo of himself sitting on the beach wearing a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. He was looking up at the sky as he placed his bare feet into the sand.
Fischer started the caption by discussing the questions he receives from several people who have heard about the attack on February 24 and his subsequent multiple lung surgeries.
According to Fischer, after charges were announced and leveled against those who took the dogs and tried to murder him, he has repeatedly been the subject of similar conversations.
Although no arrow was drawn to his wounds, nor did he have any sign declaring, "I'm Ryan! I was shot," he said people still come up to him as he walks in the morning to inform him of what happened.
Despite the tremendous support and well wishes, Fischer has struggled to navigate his gradual recovery. Making the situation even more challenging, Fischer has yet to go back to work.
Fischer's survival is truly remarkable given that he was shot in the chest at close range.
"Along with the media attention and trauma recovery, I am - for the first time in a very long time - without purpose, which has been the hardest part of this chapter," he wrote.
Fischer added that his purpose for the last decade vanished suddenly due to not yet being in a place of mind to care for dogs. He ended the caption, saying he is eager to share his experiences.
Fischer has described his recovery multiple times since two of Lady Gaga's three dogs, Koji and Gustav, were taken by an armed criminal. It took two days for the dogs to be returned to safety.
During an interview with ET, a source said Lady Gaga was thrilled to have her dogs back. Right now, she is cautious and protective with her dogs because she sees them as her children, the source noted.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced on April 29 that five people had been taken into custody for their alleged role in the dognapping case. All five suspects plead not guilty.