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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, 2014

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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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    When I was 6 I was in a water park in one of

    the wave pools. I swam to the deep side and the waves started. I got pulled under and I fought to get up and I couldn't. So after a while I passed out. Someone found after about 4 minutes and pulled me to the side and did CPR. My heart stopped and I was dead but after about 10...
    sarahisfree sarahisfree 18-21, F Jan 19

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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 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    On September 11th I took a near fatal overdose.

    I don't remember much about the surrounding events, only what I was told, and a lot of details we just aren't sure of. I was told that maybe my heart stopped for about 6 seconds in the ER. My entire right lung did fill up with fluid. I was in a coma on a vent for several days. I...
    PudgyPixie PudgyPixie 18-21, F Dec 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Almost died II - yes

    if you look carefully you will find I posted two different stories under this heading. EP is a mess, but it's all we got. I was a kid and talking to my middle bro',standing in the middle of the road. each of facing a sidewalk (It was the UK so pavement is correct term for those...
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    When I was six I almost fell out of a moving

    car. Dad had taken me to see a Disney movie on that rainy Saturday afternoon. It was dusk when we exited the theater, and my father wanted to escape the parking lot before other cars hemmed him in during a mass exodus, so he skipped the requirement of fastening me into the...
    HudsonValleyKid HudsonValleyKid 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I've almost died at least three times in my

    life. Once when I was born, once when my shunt failed the first time, and again when a successive shunt got severely infected.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Die and lost everything.

    .. Last breath
    LengSweetie LengSweetie 18-21, M Oct 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 22-25, M Dec 16, 2014

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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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    Ever clear at a college party was told it was

    vodka was 20 ended up in the icu with a 118bac
    ashtell ashtell 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    In my 7th year I watched

    as my parents were brutally killed...me and my siblings were taken to some church and tortured for years, I was forced to watch as one by one my siblings died, I myself came close to death...several times I wish I have, now I live to remember my family, even if I'm mute, I live...
    DragonScarlett DragonScarlett 18-21 Jan 20

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    When I was 7 my (soon to be) cousin

    and I were standing on the cement wall at the top of the bottom floor, cement apartment stairs. I don't even remember losing my balance. I landed face down on the last stair (face) and the cement floor (legs). I was unconscious for merely seconds. When I came to all I could hear...
    piquesie piquesie 22-25, F Jan 8

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    Yep, just about 10 hours ago,

    went for a drive in the paddock down towards the back creek with a mate and we lost control, went straight into a fence at 50 kmh or so and almost went through it, on the other side is a very steep hill, no seat belts or anything we'd both be dead right now if not for that fence...
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Into The Sea

    I was going on a trip with my older brother and nephews. It was a crabbing trip. Where you catch crabs with crab nets. The place was somewhere near San Francisco (Not the one under the bridge). We arrived there and it was cloudy and windy. The place had huge rocks where you climb...
    SleepingTeddy SleepingTeddy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    So I broke my ribs the other day

    and I waited a long time before going in and I guess my ribs punctured something in me so I almost died of internal bleeding :/
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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    HumbleMe HumbleMe 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Biggest Mistake Of My Life

    I was kidnapped and almost raped by an ex at school. It's been 3 years and I still have to go to court for it. When I was 16, I sank so far into depression because of it and one night I decided to pop pills. I overdosed within minutes and was rushed to the hospital and almost...
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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