Love Island star Laura Crane described her battle with sepsis as "the worst time of her life."
Laura, 23, was finally released from the hospital Thursday after battling blood infection over the past 10 days.
Sepsis can be fatal in the most severe cases and Laura's infection would have "spread rapidly".
On Thursday, the surfer shared with Instagram a picture of her lying in a hospital bed, with her arm up to give her a drip.
"DAY 10 at the hospital and your daughter was finally sent home.
"Honestly, it was the worst week of my life.
"When I got sick last Tuesday with a very low temperature, I did not think it was about to become a week as scary as ever."
Laura continued, "Being a person who never really gets sick, I never thought anything like that would happen to me, but it taught me how important it is to listen to your body because can become so fatal soon Do not look for vital signs.
"The recovery is going to be slow, but I am very grateful to have the people I have with me this week who have spent countless hours in my hospital room wiping away my tears. and to make sure I do not run away when I'm told I'll be forever grateful to the doctors and nurses who looked after me: you are the real angels, the hours you work and the jobs you do are incredibly difficult and deserve greater recognition for what you do because you are literally saviors of life THANK YOU. "
Laura, who became famous at the ITV2 dating event this summer, then thanked her fans for their support.
"I learned a lot this week, and in many ways, I'll be back stronger than ever," she said defiantly.