Margita P, a shop manager from Perlen in Luzern, was given only a 50-percent-chance of survival, so serious were her injuries. She was induced into an artificial coma, from which she only recently awoke.
“I've had a lot of guardian angels. It's a wonder I'm still alive,” she said.
Margita was shot by her jealous husband, Martin P, on May 7, 2012, after she had told him that she wanted to leave him, online news site Blick reported.
“I remember that he suddenly pulled out a gun. I wanted to escape into the apartment and he fired,” Margita told Blick. “Then I was gone.”
Although happy that both she and her mother are alive, Margita feels sorry for her son, Dominic, who is only 18 months old.
Margita will now have to undergo intensive therapy.
“I can not move my whole left side and my right eye looks wrong,” she told Blick.
The 33-year-old Kosovar man also shot at Margita’s mother, Gjyste T, before being chased from the apartment by Margita’s brother, Mikel T. Martin then turned the gun upon himself.
When asked how she feels about her husband now, Margita replies that she feels cold.
“Although he is no longer there, I'm still afraid of him. In my thoughts. It will take time. Perhaps it was meant to be that way.”