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When it comes to dating and relationships, most people will have an unfortunate ghosting story to tell. However one woman was left in shock when she discovered her boyfriend of four years had ghosted her after she woke up from a coma.
Speaking to the Mirror about the unexpected end of the relationship, Brie Duval was 25 years old when she suffered a horrific fall from a car park that was undergoing construction in August last year.
After landing on the pavement she was taken to the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada, and placed on life support with a brain injury and broken bones.
The coma lasted four weeks and when she woke up she was given back her phone, only to discover that her partner - who she lived with before the accident - had blocked her on social media and moved on with someone else.
“I was finally given my phone and my first thought was to call him and just see if he knew what happened," Brie explained. "He hadn't been to see me.
"So I opened my phone going to message him when a message pops up from this woman that says I am now with [partner's name]. I have moved him out. He's now living with me and my son, please do not contact him."
She added: “I have not heard from him since I have been in hospital, he's completely and utterly left me in the dust. So I don't even have closure as to why this happened."
Brie, who is originally from Australia, was unable to see her parents in person due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Her mum was told she had a 10 percent chance of living. Despite her parents requesting ‘special permission’ from the government to see their daughter, they were refused.
Brie’s mum asked her daughter’s doctors to keep her life support on. The accident encouraged Brie to move back to Australia to be with her family after spending a total of five months in hospital to recover from the accident.
"Having a TBI is kind of like having concussion symptoms that are continuing. They don't go away,” she revealed.
"It's a struggle because the thing is, you're not visibly disabled. Like visibly you would look at me and think I was in perfect physical, and mental health. I don't look like I have a brain injury but it's a huge part of my life.
"I'm struggling every single day to function and do simple things that I used to do."
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