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I Almost Died

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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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    FerrarixD FerrarixD 13-15, M Feb 22

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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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    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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    (Continued from the first one) Later

    that same day, I returned home. I had a major migraine with my wolf being calling me stupid for not listening. My girlfriend had her mom pick her up from school to come see me. I was surprised! I didn't think that she would come see me! l had three stitches in my head. In total...
    TheBloodWolf TheBloodWolf 13-15, M Apr 1

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    People ask why I look on brighter side of life.

    Sorry if I'm an optimistic. I just appreciated life :P
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I was 14 at the time

    and me and some friends decided to try some alcohol. I had the vodka and downed most of it along with some wine and whisky. I passed out and they took me to the hospital. If my friends hadn't called the ambulance I would of died of alcohol poisoning
    AGirlCalledAlice AGirlCalledAlice 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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, 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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    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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    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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    ...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 flew to Colorado on January 9th to begin

    looking for land. I had GI bleeding and fell and hit my head on the bathroom wall due to losing 1/3 of my blood supply. My buddy heard the thump and came up and found my unconscious on the bathroom floor aspirating on my puke. I wouldn't have made it another minute or two...
    DPedlar DPedlar 46-50, M Feb 13

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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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    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 was swimming in Mexico.

    And the waves were really high. I of course wanted to swim in the ocean so I swam out beyond the break. All was good until I wanted back. I guess I timed it wrong because a wave pulled me under and held me down for almost ten seconds. I kept thrashing around the whole time. It...
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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 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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 4, 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...
    DarkSoulDragon DarkSoulDragon 22-25 1 Response Jan 20

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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 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 was dug out if an avalanche today by a

    stranger, I owe him my life
    Tjvilliard Tjvilliard 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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'm Diabetic, so I've had some bad attacks

    through my life. The worst was easily when I went into insulin shock, and was vomiting anything my family attempted to give me, and my glucagon needle had broke. Horrifying time. There was also a time when a nurse almost gave me 70 units of insulin instead of 7, my mom...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Twice actually. I was eating once

    and I started choking and I started choking and I really couldn't breathe. That was that scariest moment in my life. The second time was when I was skiing and I hit a patch of ice that I wasn't expecting and slipped. My head hit a rock a my helmet shattered, and I kept sliding...
    Matthew7211 Matthew7211 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Today I went walking by myself

    because my sister told my mom about my suicide attempt and they're trying to get my dad involved now or something. So I went for a walk. And I almost got hit by a car. I was walking down the street daydreaming and a car kept driving and almost killed me right there. I had to...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 15

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    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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    MangaIsLoveMangaIsLife MangaIsLoveMangaIsLife 13-15 1 Response Feb 21

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    excluding the other times i was about to die ,

    i was about to die on the first day of my life , true story
    spahbodforghani spahbodforghani 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    Yes, I have almost died.

    When I was little I almost drowned in a pool. But, that is not the point of this story for me. This is about me, so before you add me, you can read this, or basically you can read this at any time. I'm new to ep/Me Too, whatever it's called now, but at the same time I'm not...
    chocoflower24 chocoflower24 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I was on holiday with my family swimming at the

    beach, it was on the West coast so the surf was rough, we've camped at beaches a lot before so I didn't expect anything bad to happen. At the time I was annoyed at my sister and wanted to be left alone so I let the sea drift me a little down the shore, I was just lying on my...
    crazy22d crazy22d 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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 7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm living alone on my apartment.

    One day after a long shift I feel strange, some things wrong in my lower right abdomen, I just ignored it and continue going to my job. Until one night I cannot even stand up, my head is aching so bad and I can't stop vomiting. I call my friends but they are not answering so I...
    mihcoz mihcoz 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico we

    were taking tour of the dessert and wildlife me and my dad were on same ATV. the ATV suddenly sped up and we went over a cliff I landed ribs first (I have stress fractured ribs that compress my lungs wen I'm stressed) the ATV rolled over my back(I have back issues)
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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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 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 was on the way to school on an early November

    morning, sprinting out of the house running late. I remember the dream I had the night before, seeing my wolf side and telling me that something was going to happen to me. Me being stupid and not listening, I almost died. Nearly was hit head on by three cars. I don't remember...
    TheBloodWolf TheBloodWolf 13-15, M Mar 30

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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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    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...
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 5 Responses Apr 13

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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, 2014

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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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