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I Almost Died

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    yeah, i almost did...

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    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 10

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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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    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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    I was climbing down a waterfall

    and slipped on wet rocks. I had my boots scraping against rock and stopped 2 feet before a 70 foot plunge
    stevencollett stevencollett 13-15, M Sep 4

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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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    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

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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 8 Responses Jun 10

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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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    What u see when ur dyeing I saw a light A

    white light It was bright But not bright that it hurts your eyes No darkness Only light I knew this was as people called it "the light" I know if I went in it I would not come out So what I choose 0-0 nope I choose to live Why happen? I try not to speak how it happen
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Sep 7

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    3 days ago me and my family were in the car

    driving back home and a car exploded on the same route that we went on 15 mints earlier , lots of people lost their lives that day , am still in shock ! I feel like i've been giving another chance
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F a week 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 25

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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 4 Responses Jul 16

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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

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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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    ...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 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 had a severe allergic reaction to fire ant

    bites and stings on Monday. Had it been more, doctor said I would have died. Reality check !
    MissJourney360 MissJourney360 31-35, F Aug 27

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    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F Aug 2

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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 Responses Jul 26

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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 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 Jul 26

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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 deleted all my old stories mainly

    because I wasn't good at expressing how I felt. I have now become more blunt, no sugar coating or bullshit just blunt. I have been hospitalised because I slashed my throat repeatedly and let me tell you it's not a great experience. You can't eat or drink well which I don't even...
    WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe 13-15, F Sep 2

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    When I was younger in spite of my parents

    always fighting I also was always going to the hospital for my critical asthma I was like 4-6 days a week always in the hospital with wires and needles in my body One Time I heard a doctor say to my mum She may not make it I'm so sorry my mum and dad walked into my room and...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 7

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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 Jul 28

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    I'm just trying to get to sleep right about

    now when suddenly... A huge huntsman spider drops on my neck. I have a huge phobia of spiders. I screamed and now I'm not gonna be able to sleep. Why me...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Aug 17

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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 6 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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 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 3 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Drunk driving. I absolutely hate it.

    Back when i was 13 years old and fresh out of middle school i liked hanging out with the older kids because it made me seem cool and more people would talk to me. I would get invited to parties because of them, and guys would always hit on me because they put out a good name for...
    StellaFlower StellaFlower 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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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 it was snowing me

    and my friend almost wrecked and died
    Alwaysinmood4food Alwaysinmood4food 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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 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 almost drowned when I was in second grade

    but some nice lady helped me before I almost passed out.
    adl117blue adl117blue 13-15, F Aug 17

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Sep 7

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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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    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

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    I hate how I almost died it was horrible.

    And it was last year. My mind says many things about it like I should of just died instead if lived because my life sucks. I'm happy that I lived because if u didn't I wouldn't have the friends I have now
    BlackBoyHaha BlackBoyHaha 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey everyone, those who messaged me

    and tried to take care of me. If you're still out there, I need you to know I'm okay. I survived a very serious suicide attempt and stayed in a hospital for three weeks… it's a long story. I made another account with the story on it, and if you want to read it just PM/IM me...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I took a bottle of pills from the cabinet

    and then took a nap for an hour. Woke up but all I can see was everything spinning. Couldn't walk straight, couldn't breathe. Shaking, literally shaking. Vomited over 10 times. Still feel like people don't care about me. Can't really process anything in my brain but it's better...
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    We are gathered here today

    because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn't stay alive
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Several times. Falling from high places.

    Near strangulation, being pulled by my neck behind my uncles sail boat, nearly being smashed by a four wheeler, choking, swallowing meds not meant to eat, being really sick very young, swallowing a quarter........God or who ever you are........why are you keeping me around? Mind...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Aug 27

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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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    When I was 13 I was riding my bike with my

    sister. She had her German Shepard with about 5 feet behind me and I was carrying a little black kitten i found that morning. There was a drunk guy driving a dump truck going 60 miles an hour coming at us. He hit me. I was thrown 20 feet and landed unconscious on the assfalt. My...
    piquesie piquesie 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Although Although 13-15 2 Responses Aug 27

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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 N