Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Almost Died

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,283 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I was 8 years old my brother

    and my mother and I were going to visit my aunt. At the time I was only 8 and my brother was only 5 so my mother pack our things plus hers then put them in the car by herself. By the time she was done she was very tired and told us we should wait till tomorrow. My brother and I...
    TheWordsOfDeadGirl TheWordsOfDeadGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    vairos vairos 18-21, M Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've almost died more times

    than I can count on both hands. I've had 13 overdoses, the worst on over a quarter ounce of coke and half a gram of Molly at once. I've been the passenger in a car accident where we went airborne at 70mph like Dukes of Hazard type **** and landed into a telephone pole. I'm...
    deekbox deekbox 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    al,almost drowned several times,

    almost got knocked put by fallen tree hit by lightning-I was in the swimming pool during a storm lol. almost been hit by a car, abused a substance that made me feel like death was coming very soon....various other near death experiences: )
    aMeZaGoDeSs aMeZaGoDeSs 18-21, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There are three incidents where,

    in my opinion, I almost died. I believe on one occasion that my ‘guardian angel’ saved me. The first time I was 2 years old. I was not told about this until I was in high school. I was on a dock on a lake with family members in the fall. My cousin, who was also 2 years...
    lookingxyz2014 lookingxyz2014 41-45, M 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I had almost drowned about 3 times.

    .. I was so scared when it first happened. A dog had dived in and saved then a life guard followed as I was at a really deep pool. I was only 7 years old at the time and life flashed before my eyes. That is why I have better memories I guess it happened to me twice when I was...
    Titania237 Titania237 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The other day I was in the ATV with some friends

    and we were in the mountains. We were on our way back to my house from the trail when we noticed the ATV started acting funny. We tried changing it to 4 wheel drive but it didn't work so we were just careful. I was in the rear left behind the driver (it's a side by side). We...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've almost died so many times,

    one time I was In a really bad car accident where we rolled 6-7 times into a field, the whole top of the car was dented in, but the place where I was sitting was find, everyone said that I was a few inches from being crushed. One time I almost got hit by a car, but my sister...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Work for Gas Comp. Went to a call,

    as I got down the stairs the boiler exploded, smashing the steps and trapping down there. Got 60% 3rd degree burns from water, steam, and fire. Remember waking up 2 1/2 months later in hospital. I had 6 skin graft surgeries. I was told I passes away twice while in coma, but came...
    Ziggy41 Ziggy41 36-40, M 1 Response May 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Once when I was very young

    and in my old house, there was a trapdoor on the floor that led to the basement. I crawled over to it while it was open and fell inside. There were concrete basement steps that would have killed me if I fell, but the door closed on my leg. So, I was hanging by a leg above death...
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i overdosed. police were called

    for a welfare check. the police found me unresponsive. i was told later that my eyes were rolled at the back of my head and i was foaming at the mouth. i woke up in a hospital room with 15+ med students surrounding me. humiliating. a stranger/ toxicologist asked me what year it...
    msmichelle111 msmichelle111 22-25, F Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When the person you trusted with your life

    chases you around a slippery floor with a huge kitchen knife in the middle of the night, there's a possibility you can get stabbed and die. Especially when you slip and fall down, then you accidentally trip the person chasing you, there's another possibility that the huge knife...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Me and Twyla walked around the neighborhood at

    night and we walked by the park. As we passed the park we saw a rope being thrown up on a beam inside the picnic area. Then we saw a figure being dragged up to the table. As we got closer we notice it was a female in a hoodie and she was being noosed by two guys. Before we could...
    vick8428 vick8428 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So today a train was coming by

    and my aunt hit on the breaks but then like 5 seconds later a car hit us from behind and pushed us on to the train tracks and because my aunt was in some sort of shock I had to scream at her to back up the car. So yea some way to start the morning off.
    ThatMissingLink ThatMissingLink 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    C01literacy C01literacy 70+, M Aug 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 15 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I went tubing when I was little

    and I hit a big wave and my legs went past my head and I was rushed to the hospital and they said I might me paralyzed for a couple of hours and they said if I wasn't as big as I am now I would have broke my back and died instantly
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses May 4, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At 6 am today, while driving in fast lane,

    suddenly truck moving in laft lane lost control. Hit bus in front turned right to crush bonnet of santro. I pressed paddle to full as if braked surely gone into truck. life saved. thanks ford.
    manu7622 manu7622 31-35, M 2 Responses May 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just tonight actually.

    Pretty scary for the first couple of minutes, now, and hour later it's just like "meh, it's a good story"
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was swimming in the Columbia River sometime

    in the beginning of spring. I was at a park with at a family reunion of a friend of mine. I saw my friend's little cousin swimming in a designated swimming area. He was a big mouthed kid and betted me that the water was too cold for me. Well, he was morbidly obese which kept...
    adoptedvagabond adoptedvagabond 22-25, M Jul 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This guy I really loved

    or thought I loved had used me for his own pleasure then dumped me. I had been so co dependent on him that I honestly couldn't imagine a life without him even after all he had done. I was 16 at the time, I remember telling all my brothers I had loved them knowing that I was...
    SarahLove00 SarahLove00 16-17, F Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ...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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is why I'm afraid of cars.

    When I was young, maybe like 8 or 9 years old, I got in a car crash. My mom, younger brother and I were on the highway. I had done something wrong, and my mom and I were going back and fourth. I was already crying because of this; I didn't want my mom upset with me...
    SweetPiano SweetPiano 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was hit by two cars at 70mph

    which should have killed me instantly, but they didn't. I sustained some serious injuries though and was as good as dead. I was rushed to the hospital where I stopped breathing twice. First time they revived ne. Second time they believed they had lost me. I was taken to the...
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My mom and I were at a car dealership

    that was next to a pretty steep driveway or whatever you call it. The driveway lead to a hilly and busy highway that's always packed. Anyways, while I was waiting in the car for my mom, the car started rolling toward the highway. Mom accidentally left the car in neutral. I don...
    OneDarkSoul OneDarkSoul 13-15, M Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was on back of my dads bike

    when a drunk driver in a truck hit us. It shattered my thigh and gave me a compound fracture on my tibia. My dad always makes me wear chaps just in case and the medics said that it helped save my life by putting pressure on the wound. They said I went thru 11 pints of blood...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 7 Responses May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I saw my grandma get murder she was shot in the

    chest and left for dead the her killer tried to kill me but stabbed him in the hand with my grandfathers katana and grabbed his gun grabbed my grandpas katana and ran I thought I got away but it seems that I was wrong and he was not alone. I don't remember what happened after...
    RosaDark RosaDark 13-15, F May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well I almost wasn't born.

    When my mom was pregnant with me she used to drink and smoke a lott. I was convinced that she was trying to kill me, and it was true because my dad said that before she even got pregnant she said she didn't want to have kids. But I never hated her for it. I can never hate...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Jan 4, 2014