Novalia founder Kate Stone is continuing to recuperate at her sister’s house in Dundee, after suffering life-threatening injuries when she was charged by a stag two months ago.
In a televised interview with BBC News yesterday Stone said that she hoped to return to work in the next two or three months, although it would not be before she was ready.
In what has been described as a freak accident Stone, who founded Cambridge-based interactive print specialist Novalia in 2004, was gored by a stag while on holiday in the Scottish Highlands with friends on 30 December.
She was airlifted to Glasgow’s Southern General hospital where she was placed in an induced coma for a week and underwent a number of operations to repair her trachea and oesophagus, which were damaged by the stag’s antlers.
Over the last two months Stone, who can still only eat and drink through a naso-gastric tube and is in close contact with the hospital, has received intensive treatment to enable her to walk, speak and write again.
During the interview, in which Stone could be seen walking outside, she said she was lucky to be alive.
"I feel like I've gained nearly everything back, kind of from the brink of death. It could be a life-changing experience but it confirms how I already feel about so many things," she said.
A friend and colleague told PrintWeek: “Watching the interview I was absolutely delighted to see that she is walking around outside. Kate loves being outdoors and is simply not someone who can be cooped up.
“The support and well wishes we’ve received for her have been incredible.”
Watch the interview here.