Sonia Booth, Matthew Booth and kids (Facebook)
Johannesburg - When Sonia Booth was rushed to hospital last month, hardly anyone knew what was wrong (including her), but she says it was the love of her family and the thought of her boys that helped her pull through.
Doctors not only found a burst cyst on her fallopian tubes that had leaked into her womb, but also discovered fibroids in her womb and later a bowel obstruction, leading to Sonia having to have three operations in four days.
Sonia says the experience left her traumatised and she often broke down in tears at the thought that she might never return home or live the way she once did.
But she says it was the thought of her children that kept her strong and determined in the long, dark hours of recovery that followed.
"The thought of someone bringing up my kids... I don't want to even think about that. They're young and need me," she says.
"I had to get strong enough to get better, be positive about the situation. I don't see how anyone can survive what I went through if you don't have family support, " she adds.
Luckily, Sonia is out and recovering well. She says the experience has changed her and she's even planning to write a book about it.