A Brazilian woman who had been in a coma for 78 days has revealed she was left heartbroken after waking up to find her husband had run off with her mother.
Kamylla Wanessa Cordeiro de Melo met her husband when she was 25 and married in 2013, the pair share a six-year-old son who they welcomed following a "complicated pregnancy".
However, four years after their marriage, Kamylla suffered a stroke and fell into a coma following bariatric surgery to regulate her hormones.
"At the end of 2017, I needed to have bariatric surgery," she told Brazilian news outlet No Amazonas é assim.
"The idea was not to lose weight but to take care of my hormonal rates. After operating, I had a stroke and needed to be hospitalised again."
Kamylla then stayed in intensive care for the time she was in the coma and while she would have expected her husband and family to be by her side, her mother instead ran off with her husband, later marrying him herself.
"During this period, my mother – I swear I can't call her a mother anymore – went to my house to help my husband take care of my son who at the time, was 4 years old," she said.
"Only later did I learn that in the four months I spent in the hospital, much of the time between life and death, my ex had only visited me twice and my mother, none."
It was when her father was driving her home from the hospital after she'd woken that he told her the shocking news.
Kamylla said she experienced the "worst pain" of her life after being told.
Her father felt similarly, "It looked like he was being stabbed in the chest, a mixture of disappointment and disbelief," she said.
Kamylla revealed that she never had a great relationship with her mother, which is likely due to their 20-year age difference.
She said that her mother would often compete with her, "As a teenager, around 13, 14 years old, my mother started to compete with me."
"(She) said that my clothes were better suited to her, that her food was better ... Nothing I did was good enough."
Apparently, her mother had no issues with the pain she'd caused her daughter with Kamylla saying she called her to confront her with her mother simply saying she's "very happy" with her former son-in-law.
Due to a court order, Kamylla's son still sees his father a few times a week, which is no doubt very awkward for her.
However, she has now managed to move on from him and has a "nice guy" in her life.
Additional reporting by Newsflash/Australscope.