Waking up in the intensive care unit with burns to almost 50 per cent of his body, one of Greg Longmore's first memories was seeing his wife Erin by his side.
That, along with news of the almost $110,000 raised through a GoFundMe campaign for his family are the only things the father of two remembers from his time in the Royal Hobart Hospital intensive care unit.
Mr Longmore spent 12 days in an induced after a tragic accident at Adams Distillery left him fighting for his life, with burns to his face, hands and legs.
But after two months in hospital, including three major surgeries, the 36-year-old is now home and looking to the future, while also reflecting on just how lucky he is to be alive.
"The doctors called me a 'walking miracle'. I get sick of hearing that, but I guess it must be true," he said.
"I don't remember a thing though ... so they must have given me the good drugs.
"My last memory is going to bed the Monday night, then waking up 13 days later.
"I was still all dazed and groggy. I was like that for another week until I got onto the ward and then I just remember thinking 'what has happened'."
The workplace accident occurred about 10am on Tuesday, February 9.
Mr Longmore, who had only worked at the Perth distillery for three weeks, was mixing gin when a fire broke out - causing more than $1.5 million in damages.
While doctors originally thought he would need to stay in hospital until spring, miraculously Mr Longmore was given the all-clear to return home shortly before Easter.
Along with finally saying goodbye to hospital food, it meant the proud father could also reconnect with his two young daughters - Phoenix, 8, and Indigo, 7.
"I never want to eat another lasagne again. Hospital food is terrible," Mr Longmore joked.
"It was so nice to have Easter at home as a family, and then the two weeks of school holidays. It got me back into it all ... having the girls there.
"Erin has just been amazing ... she is my rock. Life doesn't feel like it's changed too much, but it's definitely put things into perspective.
"To not take anything for granted. Your family and friends are more important than work - that's pretty much it."
While maintaining a sense of humour and trying to look at the positives, Mr Longmore is still facing an uncertain future.
His injuries require him to wear a full compression suit, and as his wounds continue to heal and his body change, more surgeries may be required.
"I don't really know what the future holds yet, so it's hard to look into it," he said.
"I just try and live every day as it is, but hopefully I don't need too much more treatment.
"I haven't been in pain the whole way through, which I thought was a good thing - until I went to the doctor.
"He asked what pain threshold I was in. I said I hadn't been in pain and he said 'uh oh'. That means they're deep - it means you've burnt all the nerve."
In the weeks after waking up from his coma, Mr Longmore said he could barely walk down the hospital corridor without losing his breath.
Now, along with his family's ongoing support, one of his biggest motivators to get up and moving again has been his passion for golf.
A long-time member of the Launceston Gold Club, Mr Longmore is back playing three rounds a week as part of his physical therapy.
The club will also host a celebration day in his honour on June 5, with the goal of reuniting Mr Longmore with the many community members who supported his GoFundMe appeal.
Responding to the outpouring of support from friends and complete strangers, Mr Longmore said learning about the fundraiser had brought up all sorts of emotions.
"It's the only time I ever felt like crying, throughout the whole experience, when Erin told me about it," he said.
"The rest of it has been manageable for me, but it's such an unknown road ahead of me now.
"I am in it for the long haul. It's going to be a long road. I am out of hospital, but this is going to go on for years and years.
"It's not so much now, it's later on in life. If anything doesn't heal properly, it could be 10 years time if I grow a bit more or shrink, they [doctors] might have to cut and re-graft.
"That all obviously comes out of our pocket, so it will come down to this GoFundMe money. Knowing it's there is a massive relief and I just can't say thank you enough."
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