When the OG Bachelorette Trista Sutter revealed that she had suffered a seizure while on vacation with her family, we were left as shaken as her trained EMT husband, Ryan Sutter. But now, she’s revealed the details of her ordeal and her recovery, while also explaining why (and how) her terrifying health scare could happen to anyone.
“All I remember is feeling very dizzy and very nauseous, and then the next thing I knew, I was in this dream,” the 44-year-old mother-of-two explained while discussing the situation with Good Morning America. Riding on a tour bus in Croatia with her family, Sutter suddenly slumped over onto her daughter’s lap and began convulsing, turning blue while not breathing.
While an emergency crew was quick to respond, Sutter was still in a bad place, laying on the ground in the grass when she says, “It was like a white euphoria. A lot of people talk about near-death experiences — I don’t know if that’s what I had.”
What she does know is that while the doctors are still trying to pinpoint was caused Sutter’s seizure, she’s been told that various factors can lead to the exact health scare she endured, including lack of sleep, salt and water imbalances, blood sugar being too high or too low, and stress. Dr. Derek Chong, the Vice Chair of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital, even explained that one out of 10 people will have a seizure at some point during their life.
As Sutter waits to see if doctors can figure out what caused her own seizure, she wants others to realize that this can happen to anyone, reminding fans again to treat every day like the precious gift that it is.
(h/t Good Morning America; photo via Michael Kovac/Getty)