After her husband started a relationship with her mother when she was in intensive care, before the pair then married, a Brazilian woman was left picking up the pieces of her life.
Kamylla Wanessa Cordeiro de Melo, from Pernambuco, Brazil, spent 78 days in the ICU, hospitalised in critical condition.
On the arrival she find out that her husband had abandoned her for her own mother, who had moved into her house to look after her grandchildren.
“As a teenager, around 13, 14 years old, my mother started to compete with me,” she said.
“She was only 20 years older than me, and said that my clothes were better suited to her, that her food was better.
“Nothing I did was good enough.
“When I was 25, I fell in love with a boy 10 years older than me.
“We got married in August 2013 and, the following year, our now six-year-old son was born from a complicated pregnancy.”
Kamylla said she needed bariatric surgery at the end of 2017.
“The idea was not to lose weight but to take care of my hormonal rates,” she said.
“After operating, I had a stroke and needed to be hospitalised again.
“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 four years old.”
When he picked her up from the hospital in March 2018, her father informed her with the news about the affair.
“I had the worst pain of my life – and it wasn’t physical,” Kamylla said.
“Without much ado, my father, who had already taken my son, said that his wife and my husband were having an affair.
“It looked like he was being stabbed in the chest, a mixture of disappointment and disbelief.
“I called my mother. Very nervous, I said that I had left the hospital, that I was alive and asked if it was true that they were together.
“The answer? That yes, together and very happy. I couldn’t believe what I heard.”