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I Almost Died

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    About 3 or 4 years ago I was riding my bike

    home from school. When I was coming up to a road which I had to cross, and I looked left and right before crossing and I swear there were no cars coming. So I started crossing the road when out of nowhere a car almost comes smashing into me, but then luckily the car stopped. It...
    Nimoligist Nimoligist 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I almost died on my honeymoon.

    My husband and I headed to Aruba for our honeymoon. We went to the Westin for 6 nights, we went snorkeling, scuba dived, seen tropical birds it was beautiful. On our 5th day in our honeymoon the hubby decided we'd go on an ATV (automated 4 wheel) tour. We seen a broken bridge, a...
    Mpsych121 Mpsych121 26-30 2 Responses Mar 14

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    When I was crying I almost died I couldn't

    breath and no one was there to help I am still curios how I survived
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I attempted suicied 3 times on one know about

    the fist or second time. They only know about the 3 time cause I was hospitalized for a month. I'm better but still recovering. It happened 2 years ago earlier this month.
    JuliBReina JuliBReina 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Let's see...I've been shot at,

    attacked, jumped, was in a car wreck and you would think in those instances, I would have worried about dying. Instead in my late 20's I get exposed to deadly flu strain that kicked my @$$. I had to be put on breathing machine and as my organs started to shut down, I couldn...
    09reddragon 09reddragon 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Sometimes I Wish I Had

    It would have saved me a lot of physical and emotional pain.  The ways I almost died have a lot to do with the way I am now.  First time was at 15 years old, in a car wreak.  I did die for a few seconds and the only reason I didn't was because of the drugs & alcohol.  Second...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 14 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Okay so I was in a pool ,

    all alone and my mom was watching me ... Well I saw a floaty and I wanted it ( someone just left it there ) so I held on to the edge of the pool ( I was in the shallow end and it was in the deep end ) soo I almost had it ... I thought the float would keep me safe.... But when I...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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 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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    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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    The forecast was heavy precipitation

    while hurtling down the freeway in the HOV lane on my motorcycle. I pressed on without stopping and no hesitation as cars faster than I zoomed past me. I noticed a truck in front of me spun out of control and hit the shoulder on the left side. Had I gone any faster I would have...
    ECarimbadass ECarimbadass 18-21, M Mar 24

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    Malnutrition, heart failure: twice,

    and "refeeding syndrome" like 3 times. The strange thing is that all I could feel was a great sense of "well, I guess it's finally over". I wasn't afraid even though I have no idea what awaits on the other side. I did think of my family, but figured they'd at least not have...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I fell off a cliff-- I was snowboarding with a

    friend who was skiing and we decided to do a double black diamond run called the Christmas tree. No surprise there were ******* trees every where!!! And I kept getting stuck in them. My friend had no problem getting by with skis so she was wayy ahead. At the sharp turn towards...
    Justsmile17 Justsmile17 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I was driving down a country lane

    when I went round a bend and hit black ice and we swerved to the opposite side of the road and hit a car coming the opposite way as we span we hit a tree causing the car to flip and I couldn't get my belt off but I didn't know that the car was on fire until instated to inhale...
    conorlincoln7789 conorlincoln7789 26-30, M Mar 18

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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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    Got attacked by a dog 19 years ago.

    He grabbed my face and neck. I ended up with 45 stitches. Completely went into shock. Scariest time in my life. He got my throat and my eye and everything in between. And all I could think to do was call my mother (I was alone at the time), not an ambulance.
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 21

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    When I was about 12 I used to play on the roof

    where my mom worked. She worked at an English school on the 2nd floor. So one day as usual I played on the roof and as it got darker I decided to head back in, I usually hop from the roof down to the lower part of the roof and down the stairs but this time I took a different...
    Mpsych121 Mpsych121 26-30 1 Response Mar 14

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    i was blessed to have this experience

    and the change 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 26-30, F Feb 11

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    KingRichardI KingRichardI 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Pills

    When I was addicted to any and all pills, one day I decided I wanted to finally die. I took 10 zanies and passed out. My bf at the time took me to the hospital and dropped me off. They had to pump my stomachs and everything. I have trouble eating some days, it could last weeks. I...
    Twidelskiiii Twidelskiiii 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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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 drowned. I really didn't know how to swim

    and it was pretty scary at first and I kept going deeper and deeper and I couldn't help myself from going any higher, I saw blue, the water it was pretty beautiful I guess but I knew and I felt I was gonna die and world was gonna just end on me. Then a moment just for a second...
    LacyLovelyCouture LacyLovelyCouture 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 8, I Was a At Beach...

    When I was 8, I was a at beach with friends.  I got caught in the undertoe and almost drowned.  I honestly though I was gonna drown until the lifeguard saved me.
    bodukescowgrl bodukescowgrl 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2007

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    Some years ago I went abroad

    and came back feeling ill and it was discovered that I had Legionaire's disease. Fir about a week it was touch and go and I was pumped full of pills.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 15

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    As many as I can remember.

    ..lots of choking, dehydration, a few close shaves with two rollovers, t-bones, and a head-on crash with a Dodge pickup. Mostly automotive...gotta stop hanging out at the car meets...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I had a heart attack a week ago,

    and my ex breaks up with me the minute I wake up, publically to our co-workers.... I heard through one of them..... He said I had too many emotional problems, and that he "didn't want to invest time in THAT"
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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    3 Times A Charm

    #1 . . . Bacterial Spinal Menningitis . . . I was 15 years old . . . never been more sick in my life . . . I lost 30 pounds in just over a month . . . I couldn't eat or hold anything down . . . my skin and eyes were yellow while my lips and under my eyes and nails were purple...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I was taken down to fight in the big leagues in

    MMA. My aunt says I need self punishment. I was forced into this, there was choice in this. My aunt isn't even my aunt, I don't consider her my aunt. Mainly because she doesn't deserve that title but it's because she's not really related to me at all, only by marriage. And not...
    morganmavina morganmavina 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Today, 18 April 2014,

    I almost died. As i type this, I'm struggling but I've been told I will be okay. It was stupid but "you" picked the wrong time, wrong words at the "right time"- your texts were hurtful. I had enough going on already my friend. You didn't help the situation at all. You are...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Co2 Inhalation

    Last year, during hurricane Sandy, I almost died by carbon dioxide inhalation. I was home alone when my family went out to get gas. The generator was running but it was in the house because of thieves and rain. I fell asleep and i don't know how long. Thankfully my dog barked and...
    ImaCanuck ImaCanuck 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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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    It was the last day of summer i was

    so sick of people treating me like I'm 5 like i cant do anything bad i just started drinking without stopping the next thing i know I'm in a hospital I'm still not hundred percent sure what happened exactly that night I'm just glad its over...
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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 4 Responses Jan 4

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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 13 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Neveroutofsight1901 Neveroutofsight1901 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I was kind of hating Christmas this year myself. No reason in particular but I just wasn't feeling it. Finally sitting here at 2am on Christmas morning it hit me, this is the day I got my life back. I was very sick a while a go, I won't get into too many details because its a...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I was about ten years old

    and I remember playing hide and go seek with my cousin. I thought my cousin would never find me in my mom's car. I wanted the best hiding spot so why not hide in the trunk and leave it cracked open. I popped the trunk and hid there but I closed it all the way. Oh and it was...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    My near death experience happened at the lake

    on a beautiful sunny day. I was around 8 or 9 years old at the time. My big brother and I had this game going on where we would sneak up behind each other and try to push each other off the dock. I was standing at the end of the dock looking down at the deep water. I was...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Bad car accident, broke my back between my

    shoulders but have full function. I feel blessed to still have my life. A friend in the back became a cripple from breaking his neck and passed away a year later. Live appreciative every day.
    Freddie61 Freddie61 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Almost died II I was a kid

    and talking to my bro' in the middle of the road. Someone pushed me hard on my shoulder, so I stumbled forward and unbalanced my bro'. He looked startled, I started to look around to see who it was but got pushed harder a second time. This time I clung to my Brother as we both...
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    This time last year was a nightmare.

    I still can't believe it happened. I'm just glad to put it behind me, but I am kind of "weepy" since it's now one year later. In the winter of 2012, I began feeling sick and my son's dad got arrested for a DUI. It was his 3rd in his lifetime, but Mr Genius lucked out. His...
    Mary4life Mary4life 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    It would have made a lot of people happy.

    Well tough luck on them, I'm still alive.
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I almost died twice. Once 2 weeks

    after I was born and another when I was five. Both times my dad was drunk and didn't give a **** about me. He told my brother he wanted me to die because woman are useless unless they do whatever men say. **** you Dan.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    from drinking too much

    and not eating enough..I developed a disease caused by thiamin deficiency. despite being sober, eating balanced meals and taking thiamin supplements daily for almost a year, I still cant walk on my own or see straight. I lost my husband and all my friends and have no one and...
    solonelyandscared solonelyandscared 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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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    Twice!

    The first time was before I was born. My mother had fibroid tumors, while I was in the womb, and they were draining my blood supply. The doctors told her I had little chance to survive and to abort. And she was in so much pain, during the pregnancy, that her family told her to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2008

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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 4 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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