Amy Tatsch was boogie boarding with her brother near Melbourne Beach, Fla., on May 15 when a shark attacked her, taking a large bite out of her right calf.
The mother of six was recently released from the hospital after two weeks of surgeries, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported.
"(I) can't get up and around, but it's so much nicer to be home and be able to be outside," Tatsch said from her Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., home.
"We caught a couple of waves. He caught one and I drifted down a little farther with the current so I was a little farther away and the next wave that was coming up, I was ready," she said of the attack. "I kicked off with my right leg to give me some momentum to ride in and that's when I got bumped."
The bite tore her Achilles tendon and nearly ripped her calf off. A doctor estimated that based on the size of her injuries, the shark was likely about 7 feet long. Tatsch said she thinks it was a bull shark.
"It was a really hard bump and then seconds after I felt my leg being torn and then I felt the motion of something big swimming away," she said.