Lady Gaga‘s dog walker, Ryan Fisher, has not had an easy path to recovery.
After being shot in the February 24th kidnapping of Gaga’s French bulldogs, Fisher thought he was healing quickly. He wrote on Instagram Monday (March 29th), “I was recovering remarkably fast. In days I had gone from bleeding out on a sidewalk, to overly-active ICU patient (which they were VERY not used to), to just waiting for my lung to heal so I could go home: everything appeared quite straight forward.”
However, he found himself back in the hospital only a week later. A “strange hissing and glugging” coming from his chest turned out to be a collapsed lung. Ultimately, the damage from the bullet wound was too great for the organ to heal and portions of his lung had to be removed.
Fisher reflected, “The journey is hard, it's assuredly painful… And somewhere within that I find the absurdity and wonder and beauty this life offers us all.”