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I Almost Died

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    i was blessed to have this experience

    and the chance to tell the tale....this experience happen to me twice in my life..the first time it happen was when i was just six years of age. i grew up in one of the bustling city in my country, so every summer it is a family tradition to go visit my mother's hometown for our...
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F Feb 11

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    I think so... This happened in July: I went to

    the annual carnival with my boyfriend. He thought it opened at one, but he was wrong and we sat around until opening time at five o'clock. At least it was a nice time that we'd had alone. We went to the little old wooden house between the trees of the park. It wasn't a big park...
    milldc milldc 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    About 6 years ago I was camping on a lake.

    I saw it was going to storm so I went to take the towels and swimsuits off the line. As I was walking I remember feeling something weird like a tingle. The air smelled funny. All I remember is the loud crack. Louder than any sound I ever heard before. Next thing I remember was...
    MuseGrl4 MuseGrl4 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    To Infinity And Beyond

    Funny story, people have been messaging me heaps about wanting to know how I almost died...didn't know people cared Lol. Anyway it happened twice: the first time was an accident, the second was on purpose. It was in northern Aus when I was swimming at this beach called Surfers...
    ashlaay21 ashlaay21 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    When I was 14, i got a sinus infection

    that led to bacterial meningitis. I was sidelined in the hospital for weeks, given nearly every drug known to man to try to cure it. Endured a grand mal seizure and spent days in the ICU afterward. I somehow pulled through, only to find that the meningitis had caused an abcess...
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    I had an RTA ( I was on a Motorbike

    and was hit by a lorry ) in 1989 and spent 2 weeks in hospital and was only a few hours away from being taken in ICU.
    dragonsden69 dragonsden69 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 29

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    One (nearly) Fatal Night

    This is the story about the time I almost died. I was five years old and had finished my dinner and bath for the evening. Normally, I would have stayed inside for the night. But that night was special. It was warm and humid. A storm had just finished washing the world...
    Transluminal2010 Transluminal2010 41-45, M 17 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Me, my brother, and my Mom had a car wreck

    about 4 to 5 years ago and we flipped about 6 times and the airbags didn't deploy so we were lucky.
    traebramlett traebramlett 18-21, M Oct 20

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    theres been a few times

    but the worst was while i was working security 3 months after i had my kid i got shot if it wasnt for my vest i would have died and left my wife and kid with out a husband/father this happend 6 months ago and i havnt worked since if anyone elce has been in a situation like this...
    hellsfire021688 hellsfire021688 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    The Day I Almost Died

    I'll try to keep this short. I had been living with a serious medical condition for a few years. My doctor was monitoring it, but didn't want to risk surgery as long as it was stable. One day, I started having chest pains for the first time in my life, nothing too intense, but...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Looks Like I'm Friends With The Grim Reaper...

    cause I know I almost died two times, and he let me go free...thanks for that, My Lord. first when I was born, a full week too early, last night of october, the doctor had to literally cut me from my moms womb because I virtually "clawed my way out", which caused her pain and...
    Vukodlak Vukodlak 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    It was a stormy day and

    when the rain stopped me , my siblings and my friends went outside and played tag and stuff. We had a light pole which was the base and we were all on it. All of a sudden lightning hit the pole and almost hit us. Luckily it didn't get us. Phew
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 13-15, M Nov 23

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    There was a time when I was very sick,

    and I would have these massive bloody episodes. On one particular night, I had lost a lot of blood. I got up and walked out of the bathroom, being barely able hold myself up. I knew I was in trouble, but I didn't want to go to the hospital. I didn't want to go through any more...
    PerpetualDreamers PerpetualDreamers 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    It wasn't that long ago,

    this summer actually. I was fishing with my dad and my brother. My brother and I decided to swim across the canal to the little island and see what we could find over there. And if you've read my other experiences you know I'm not athletic, and I almost drowned, I would have if...
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F Nov 9

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    I took a bottle of pills from the cabinet

    and then took a nap for an hour. Woke up but all I can see was everything spinning. Couldn't walk straight, couldn't breathe. Shaking, literally shaking. Vomited over 10 times. Still feel like people don't care about me. Can't really process anything in my brain but it's better...
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I hate how I almost died it was horrible.

    And it was last year. My mind says many things about it like I should of just died instead if lived because my life sucks. I'm happy that I lived because if u didn't I wouldn't have the friends I have now
    BlackBoyHaha BlackBoyHaha 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I almost died due to a heart attack.

    I had been starving my body completely for weeks and then my heart just said f#ck this, and bam. I had a 20% chance of survival and only 10% if I wanted to be completely functional. I don't know if it was dumb luck, God, my pride or stubbornness, but I made it in one piece...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    I had a blood clot travel to my lungs.

    I need to lose weight so I can be taken off of blood thinners. So far I've lost at least three pounds and I'm so proud of myself. You can see it in my face when I lose weight, and I'm so happy.
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    when I was 13 my little bro got one of his toys

    stuck on the roof. So I decided to climb onto the roof to get it and I fell and hit my head. I was in a coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for 6 months. My brother did anything I asked most of the time since lol Xx
    EmmaFord EmmaFord 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10

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    Last October a pilot buddy of mine invited me

    out to Nashville to party with some of his friends. We're all military, 2 are pilots, 2 (including me) are crew chiefs on helicopters. We got in his buddies' car which was a dodge charger if I remember correctly and started driving for Nashville. Well it was heavily raining that...
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    When you're on a plane that's about to go down,

    it's no longer about faith levels and positive affirmations. It's about whether you're ready to die yet, and what sort of legacy you will leave behind. When you have a weapon aimed at your chest and all the witnesses are too scared to tell the truth, and when the doctors do...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    A Few Times

    First time was when I was in a serious car accident at the age of five, where my mom and sister died. I had severe road rash, and was badly cut in a few places. I was thrown out of the vehicle onto the highway, so I would say that was narrowly escaping death The next time was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    I Think I Went to Heaven

    It was a couple of yrs ago, I went in for a galbladder removal and it seemed everything went well.  I went home and started to have severe pain, this went on all weekend by monday morning I was so sick my husband got very scared.  He called the doc office and they said...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Maybe Several Times...

    1'st... When I was in grade 2 and crossing the street to go to the bus... a car didn't stop for the flashing lights and the crossing guard saved me from getting hit... it made the paper...2'nd..  When I was in High School... I was running across at a cross walk.. ignoring the...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    I had a close to death experience about a few

    months ago. I had went through a glass screen door and a piece of glass punctured in my hand laying right across my palm i had the piece of glass for a straight 14 hours in my hand u couldn't tell it was in there but it was. I could tell from the pain shooting through my hand...
    dubsteplover98 dubsteplover98 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    When I almost died (medical) it was prolonged,

    it went on and on and on with little hope of ever getting out. At first, I felt the presence of loved ones (spiritual) but then, as I got closer and closer, I felt something that felt more demonic and evil. Has anyone else experienced this?
    avalanching avalanching 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Die and lost everything.

    .. Last breath
    LengSweetie LengSweetie 18-21, M Oct 20

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    Drunk driving. I absolutely hate it.

    Back when i was 13 years old and fresh out of middle school i liked hanging out with the older kids because it made me seem cool and more people would talk to me. I would get invited to parties because of them, and guys would always hit on me because they put out a good name for...
    StellaFlower StellaFlower 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I Was Dying

    I had been feeling ill for a long time. I was tired all the time and my life turned into an endless cycle of working and sleeping, sleeping and working. Oh and I almost forgot having to get up every 90 minutes to urinate. I became so bloated with water that with me being...
    kmils kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Well, actually I did die

    for a short time, in my house on the den floor. I had been drinking heavily and had taken some other substances that I should not have, this was during my wild days. I distinctly remember darkness and then a very bright light, and then there was a guy there, long hair, beard...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 5 Responses Sep 20

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    Some sick bastards thought it would be funny to

    grab a little girl (me) by the ankle and hold her underwater in the public swimming pool. Absolutely the most terrifying moment of my life. I'll probably never see them ever again, but should we ever cross paths... I am going to strangle them.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4

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    I was walking on to the bus an the driver

    didn't see me and closed the doors on my arms and started driving. I screamed for him to stop and he opened the door and let me on.
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Nov 24

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    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F Oct 30

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    More then ones or twice in my life time.

    All for different medical issues I've had.
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Blood was rushing out of my body with no way to

    stop it. I felt like panicking but I knew that wouldn't do any good. I didn't know what to do but just sit in the shower watching blood flowing outta my body and going down the drain. I applied a tourniquet but still more and more blood was flowing out each minute. Slowly I...
    TheUnspeakable TheUnspeakable 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    ...but Survived, Weighing 35lbs Less!

    I was 23 and my first child had just been born a week ago, when I began to feel ill. I had all the classic symptoms of flu. For a few days it just kept getting worse. By the third day I was no longer able to eat or drink anything, and would bring back even a teaspoon of water if...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 15 Responses Aug 6, 2007

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    I was once paralyzed

    when I was 7 from the waist down I fell off of scaffolding and landed on an air conditioner im better now though thank god this took a lot of me to put this out here but I think I'll be supported and people will help me
    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Sep 20

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    I felt very rapid heart beats last night.

    I thought I had a heart attack. So I called my friends and said "Goodbye". But in the morning I got cured. O_O That was weird.
    Orsas Orsas 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I tried to commit suicide.

    Everything was spiraling downhill and I though it was the only way to escape. I was terrified the first time but I shortly overcame that fear. I have attempted a total of eight times. Three of which were awful and I was very close to dying. The last time I did it I took a couple...
    katielandancer katielandancer 16-17, F Dec 31, 2013

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    I've almost died a few times in my life.

    When I was 16 I got a pressure that wasn't managed by the doctor and it turned toxic and the toxins got into my blood and started shutting my body down and I ended up in hospital and they said if I had have been a week later I probably would not have survived. When I was 24 I...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    3 days ago me and my family were in the car

    driving back home and a car exploded on the same route that we went on 15 mints earlier , lots of people lost their lives that day , am still in shock ! I feel like i've been giving another chance
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Several times. Once I was pushed (pushed hard

    and twice, so I collided with another person, pushing us both of the road) out of the way from a speeding vehicle. There was no person there to push me.....yet I felt the hard contact on my left shoulder!
    lightfossil lightfossil 46-50, M Nov 6

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    I had two near death experiences.

    I almost went head first on the concrete stairs at my course, luckily I grabbed onto the rail and stopped my trip. That was my fault The second was not my fault, I was crossing the road once when it was clear. Suddenly, a crazy woman sped around the corner like she came out of...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Dodgy Canoeing!!

    When I was in my 20's I went on a canal boat cruise with a load of mates. One of them brought a canoe with him. Now I had not done much canoeing but I'd done some when i was a kid. so I thought I knew what I was doing. But there was one significant change - since the previous...
    Inspector999 Inspector999 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    I have almost died 3 times in my short life.

    The most recent was a car accident a few years ago now, I was coming around a bend and someone walked out in front of the car. I turned the car away and slammed on the break as I dumped the car into a ditch and a tree. I lost consciousness and awoke a few moments later, a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 16

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    I Had Cancer

    I had cancer in one of my kidneys when I was 18. Surgery was done and the kidney removed. I was in a bed for 2 months and had tubes everywhere; I remember how painful it was to even turn in bed. The doctors felt cancer was in the lymph glands. They planned 20 chemotherapy...
    Zenny123 Zenny123 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Two days ago I almost drowned.

    Me and my friend decided to go and swim in the sea, the waves were high due to a storm the night before but we're both strong swimmers so it didn't faze us, we started out fine until i decided to go a little deeper, I suddenly felt a rift catch me and no matter how hard i tried...
    Emzy123 Emzy123 18-21, F Oct 8

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    Lying prostrate upon the cold ground,

    I found myself in that gray place between unconsciousness and coherence. I had just come out of a peaceful oblivion vomiting violently. My body wretched and shook as the distant and foggy monotone-gray figures lurked overhead. My eyes searched for their faces through the dim...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I actually don't remember this

    because I was still only a baby, but my parents tell me all the time this story of how I almost died of an illness. It must have been a heavy flu I'm not sure, I don't think they even know what I had but they tell me I was born a pretty hefty kid, I had some weight on me...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Oct 8

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    Those nights where you stay up late trying to

    sleep but just end up thinking about life and stuff while staring at the ceiling thinking about every good and bad thing that happened and how it could've been better or different. Every night I wish I would die but I think that's ironic (if that's the right word) because when I...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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