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I Almost Died

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    On the surgery table due to excessive bleeding,

    lost more blood than it is enough to bring me away from this world
    Toriwho Toriwho 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    When I came in the world I had cp(still do) I

    was given zero shot to make it but I have always been a fighter from the 1st day I have been fighting and never stopped and never will in honor of my motherpassed away from child birth of me
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Back in January of 2013 I had far too much to

    drink and almost died as I was found unconscious in the snow in the UK at the time and was 20 minutes from death from hypothermia when found and rushed to hospital. The whole experience was a blessing and a curse. I scared my family, I scared my friends and ever since then I've...
    Dandaman0808 Dandaman0808 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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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 Mar 7

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    ""One has to pay dearly

    for immortality;one has to die several times while one is still alive." You just have to let go sometimes,it kills you everyday but you never die,just stuck in the labyrinth of life.
    VicSkilamalink VicSkilamalink 70+, F 4 days ago

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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 26-30, F Feb 11

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    So yesterday, I was out a 1am with my cousin

    and his friends. When my mother picked me up, we headed home. All of a sudden a black car stopped infront of us and 2 man got out. They had guns and started pointing at me. My only thought was "This is the end."
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I was going to take a trip with friends to

    Acapulco to escape Mexico City for the weekenb but at the "last minute" another friend approached me and asked for my help with her business that was located about 2 hrs from Mexico City. I said yes, so my friends left to the beach resort to travelled to Acapulco, I went to a...
    XMaryLambX XMaryLambX 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    On my 27th birthday i was drinking tequilla.

    I had drink about half of a half gallon of tequilla, whatever that is.Lets just call it TOO MUCH heh.Needless to say i was blitzed out of my mind. Anyway so my brother in law was there at the time and he jumps on this kid's bmx bike challenges me to a race and next thing i know...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I almost died in 7th grade And

    now again...:( i hate this house . Something is trying to kill me .!! I turned purple .... My brother had to give me CPR. He might be a ******* most of the time to mee but i know he loves me :( bc he saved my life so many times....<3 pray for me guys. Pray that my house is...
    carolinathebasic carolinathebasic 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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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    I almost died when I was being born.

    I was a breech baby and the cord tightened around my neck but I made it. Sometimes don't know if that's such a good thing.
    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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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 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    When I was born I was very ill nonstop

    until I was 4 or 3 and i had to stay in a hospital 4 or 5 years it was horrible
    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    imstillalive232677 imstillalive232677 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Occupational hazard. Been blown up in a vehicle

    shot at many many times and bombed by both the enemy and my own side. But it's not got me yet and I still enjoy the job.
    peopleshero peopleshero 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    It was this year, beginning of the school year,

    and I was walking home. When I was walking home with my best friend and I have to cross a street to be able to get to my house. I waved goodbye and I walk on the street but someone was speeding towards me and I froze, because I was terrified. He ran over my foot and hit my right...
    terriblememories terriblememories 13-15, F Jun 11

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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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    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

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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 8 Responses Jul 14

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    Yesterday when i was exploring i slipped

    and there was a 2,478 ft cliff waterfall but a branch saved me i held on and pulled myself up i know this is weird but i kissed the tree and said thank you.
    Drags700 Drags700 26-30 1 Response Jun 19

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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 tried to overdose on pills

    and wanted to end it all I woke up In a ambulance the next day my family thought I had a sezuire I admitted to the people in ambulance I took pills.
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    We are gathered here today

    because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn't stay alive
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 almost died when I was 8 me my 3 friends were

    walking in the woods with nobody else when we go to the creek behind a tree we saw a Indian looking ghost dude with a bloody knife we all screamed and ran out of the woods to our parents and when I looked down I saw a huge cut on my ankle and I turned around and saw the Indian...
    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    When I was thirteen years old,

    I almost died. When I was thirteen, both me and my twin brother both got a severe case of pneumonia due to a stupid stunt we did together. We had no idea that what we did would do such an impact on us both, it was the last thing that we would both have expected to happen...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 13 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Never jump an exhausted horse.

    I nearly died today, and nearly killed my horse. We warmed up over some small cross country jumps then headed to the arena and started jumping some jumps about 80cm, then put it up to 110cm and the first jump she hit with her knees and landed on her knees and tucked her head...
    roccafella roccafella 18-21 1 Response Jun 2

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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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    If you've ever run across my profile you've

    probably noticed some of the people I write about the most. My niece, Sarah, my fiance, Mitchell. Another one I used to write about was Rachel, my ex-best friend. I can't remember when I started posting about her. It had to have been nearly a year ago. Our friendship was...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jul 5

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    When it was snowing me

    and my friend almost wrecked and died
    Alwaysinmood4food Alwaysinmood4food 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    When I was ten when I was hit by a car on a

    bike. I developed epilepsy because of that and had life forever changed and how I see the world.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 14

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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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    ... more than once, but this was the first time.

    I was born at 09:07 AM Shortly after in bed I turned blue and stopped breathing. My father wrapped my in a blanket and put me in the car. I was rushed into a hospital and when they could not help I was prepared to be rushed into another for heart surgery they thought I needed...
    awebventure awebventure 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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 Machete Man- I almost got stabbed

    and murdered in El Paso. When I was fifteen, I was hanging out on the cliffside of a hill with some people I knew. We were throwing rocks from there, trying to hit the football field. And one of the dudes I was with threw a rock and some guy in his early thirties came walking...
    LiveActionBot LiveActionBot 36-40, M Jun 9

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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 14 Responses Nov 27, 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 wrote this in a question last year I believe

    but it's been bugging me that I never put wrote it as a story. So here it is. When I was little we were camping at the Lake Greenwood State Park. I was swimming alone on the edge of the lake about maybe 50 ft out. I decided that I was goanna swim down and try to touch the...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 22-25 3 Responses Jul 16

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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 cut my arm up pretty deep

    and then swallowed a bottle of pills let's see if I wake up in the morning
    Babeseshehe Babeseshehe 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Actually I did die for 15 minutes.

    Last year I got into a massive car accident (it was a pileup) and I died for 15 minutes. My experience was strange. I only saw a light and then I was back in this world. Ever since I died I have always felt like I should have stayed in the other world and should have not come...
    Vivekka Vivekka 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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