I Almost Died

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    Wow looking back on this is really surreal.

    I was at one of my friends houses last New Years and there was a lot of heavy drinking. I was going through a time in my life (one of my lowest lows) where I was suicidal, I had just lost my girlfriend. I wasn't okay. I got alcohol poisoning that night and got aspiration...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Dec 31, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    ...in childbirth. It was about a month ago now.

    I have my beautiful twins so it helps me through but can't help feeling sad and asking, "Why did it happen to me?" I'll start at the beginning. About a month before I gave birth I was feeling absolutely awful health-wise. I told one of the antenatal consultants at the hospital...
    Trinabelle Trinabelle
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 7

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    im 22 for the record lol

    so just dont freak out
    VampiresAa VampiresAa
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    At least I thought I was going to

    but the crazy thing is was that I was ready to die...my last words were going to be "abby I love you but I think I'm about to die" (Abby's my sister) and then after that there's times where I'm scared and just say 'I don't want to die' it's so weird
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    13-15, F
    Nov 22, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    I was four years old.

    I was swimming in a pool at a domestic violence shelter. My mom was talking to some other woman and didn't notice me. I was drifting on a pool noodle and ended up in the deep end. Everything was good until I slipped off the noodle. I sank to the bottom and started panicing. I...
    Cjmoney36 Cjmoney36
    18-21, M
    Mar 9

    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
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    (Update) Original: I don't remember it,

    but I did. Apparently when I was born I couldn't breathe. The doctors said that I was literally blue. They had to keep me in the hospital due to the fact that I wasn't breathing on my own. My birthday us dec 2. I was in the hospital until Christmas eve. My mom said that the...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 2

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

    On January 11, 2016 I was working on assignment

    with my friends. I was munching on some big green grapes. I turned to check the clock and shoved the grape down my mouth. The grape slipped down my throat and instantly I tried to swallow it. It was on impulse and I was like "Not a good idea, Stephanie!" I smacked my friend who...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 22

    my brother was trying to make me drink

    something i didn't want to so he started to follow me around I ran outside he locked me out until I got back in the house then he choked me until my mom made him let go.
    yaraandoni yaraandoni
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2014
    vairos vairos
    22-25, M
    Aug 17, 2015

    Was in a motorcycle accident

    where I got in a fight with a tree. The tree won. I did break a limb off the tree and the tree broke my radius and ulna in my right arm. The impact caused so much pressure my liver ruptured and I was bleeding out internally. Within 30 minutes I was on an operating room table...
    Usmcsgt777 Usmcsgt777
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27, 2015

    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
    WestonKoury WestonKoury
    70+, M
    Mar 17

    i almost died before cuz i was chilling

    and making out and my hi friends were driving the car then we crashed
    hotties69 hotties69
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2013
    goatsbeeshoneypots goatsbeeshoneypots
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 29

    The time I almost drowned was something I'll

    never forget. I was a child, I don't really remember what age I was but it couldn't have been older than 7(5 at the least). My mom, 2 sisters, and I were on vacation at a beach. My family went into the water leaving me to play in the sand. I quickly got board and decided to join...
    EcoReibun EcoReibun
    70+, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses May 3, 2015

    This morning I got up on time

    and proceeded with my day, getting showered and ready for work, we left the house on time and it seemed like any other day. We just passed the half way mark and I was eating a mint, I inhaled and got choked as I was about to cough my throat completely closed. I was having a...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    One time I took some pills

    and interfered with my sleep apnea. I passed out and I was paralyzed with my eyes closed like awake and asleep and I didn't freak out, because it wasn't the first time, but I took some deep breaths and woke up then went back to sleep and it happened again so I sat up and woke up...
    localtacoman localtacoman
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    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
    Jul 25, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jul 14, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    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

    15 years ago I almost died twice in one year.

    The first time someone attacked me in the night; just a very few months after it someone tried to kidnap my child. I tried to safe my baby. When the man saw, that I didn´t leave my baby´s arm he started to attack me badly. If not because of some people who watched my fight...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 19

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    I almost died from a severe Asthma attack years

    ago[thank god I am no longer dealing with that]....And again in 2013 when I almost drown from the San-Marcos River's rapids[only the bravest or the dumbest can survive those rapids]
    LoneWolf32 LoneWolf32
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 22, 2011

    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
    16-17, F
    May 8, 2015

    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

    As far as I know, a little over a year ago I

    almost died, but didn't I think. It's all a blur from now to then. Screaming for God to save me as I'm being what felt like getting eaten alive by 3 pit bulls. Nothing against pit bulls but it kinda hurts when a dog thinks you're a steak.
    joshislost joshislost
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    Last August I went sleepwalking at three in the

    morning. I am a light sleeper and never did it before but that night I fell down our stairs. I was awake when I started to fall and I passed out after hitting the door at the bottom. When my wife came down I woke up and was able to go back to bed. It was only the next morning...
    TOMPAM9 TOMPAM9
    46-50
    1 Response Jan 16

    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
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 3, 2014

    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, 2015
    C01literacy C01literacy
    70+, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    So about 4 years ago,

    I got hit by a drunk driver. I was in a coma and in the hospital for about 3 months, and they told my parents that there was a 95% chance that I wouldn't wake up. They are both Christians but I wasn't. Well anyways they prayed all day and all night and many of the members of...
    OliviaErbach OliviaErbach
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 17

    ...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

    From alcohol last weekend.

    Prob had at least a .3 bac and I have no memory of anything just waking up. A week later I'm still nauseous. I don't know what to think of myself, knowing I could've died and no one really took care of me
    Justventingg Justventingg
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    I almost died many times in my life.

    Death has attempted to enter my life through multiple drownings, chokings, car accidents, heights, and last but not lease fire.
    WillieCaesar WillieCaesar
    22-25, M
    Jan 24

    I got ran over while saving my cousin,

    pushing him off his skateboard so be wouldn't get hit. My heart stopped for ages and they were going to pronounce me dead because CPR wasn't working. Eventually, at the last minute, someone found my weak heartbeat after using a defib. I didn't start breathing for ages, but I'm...
    Luluangelx Luluangelx
    18-21, F
    Feb 27
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