Post

I Am An Ards Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    Ards Survivor

    last  year i had to have a total hysterectomy done at the age of 31.after the surgery my abdomen filled with infection. they then took me back into surgery about 4 days later. during the second surgery  i went into respiratory failure which led to ards.i was on life...
    ginapeaches ginapeaches 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lucky!

    I became ill on the september 11 2010, whilst 17 weeks pregnant. It seemed to come from nowhere one day i was fine the next i was lying fully intubated, in a drug induced coma, paralyzed fighting for my life, i remained this way for 4 weeks, going through the ards ups and downs...
    alli552 alli552 26-30, F Aug 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am a survivor and will continue to be so. Robbed of my peace of mind and treated like crap, I lived through it. I can live through almost anything now. I would rather it had not...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Stage 4 melanoma survivor :)
    Ilovemykids77 Ilovemykids77 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have deep hatred for the MAN abused me sexually when I was just a little kid. I was only 4-5 years old when this guy, this so called relatives sexually abused me. I din't know...
    nobodyn234 nobodyn234 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If by 'survivor' you mean that I'm alive and now an adult. It's a betrayal. The one person who is supposed to do everything but hurt you, inflicting harsh, ongoing, wanton pain...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was 26 years old when I got GBS. I was a new mom of a four month old baby girl. Before she was born I had taught 1st grade. The plan was to take a year off from teaching then go...
    mommabrick5 mommabrick5 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Can kids or adult survivors of child abuse sue thier parents? The answer is complicated. The short answer is no. http://whatprivilege.com/abused-kids-cant-really-sue-their...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Among them family who were in concentration camps, mostly Treblinka, but I know at least a few went to Dachau and Stutthof. I have seen only Treblinka and Dachau. Also, various...
    seitanist seitanist 22-25, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Part III i look at my past GBS stories... although brutally honest... which i tend to reserve for justme... so grateful to report the love of a few close, dear friends... of family...
    clgsassy clgsassy 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I still love you dad, for some reason.
    shannonigin shannonigin 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mom was going to abort me when I was 8 months in the womb. But the doctor told her it was too late. And now she still wants to abort me. :(
    KaitlynUchiha KaitlynUchiha 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 12 years old I tried to kill myself three times and almost died 2 out of the three times. When I was 13 I tried to kill myself multiple times and loss count. I am now 14...
    allytoledo allytoledo 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My story I keep asking myself when it all started. If there was a specific day or a specific event to be able to pinpoint when I started to loose myself. There is no day or...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My step father beat me and my sisters and brother regularly as a parenting technique. I've held onto these horrific memories most of my life and it's affected my parenting...
    lonelyCPA lonelyCPA 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was with "him" for almost 30 years. In the beginning I did notice that he was somewhat controlling. Also he could be manipulative. However in those times these actions were...
    Freedom425 Freedom425 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It started when my mom married my stepfather. He would use any mistake I made as an excuse to punish me. The punishment was always sadistic compared to the silly mistakes a 4 year...
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think that most of the things I allow sexually had to do with me being sexually abuse when I was younger I need professional help
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was 15. I trusted someone I should not have and will have to live with the consequences forever. I was raped and became pregnant, but only found out when I miscarried after a...
    Astro314159 Astro314159 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My story is not as bad as some of the others I have read. I was bullied through the ages of 6-12. For the most ridiculous reasons too. First: I have a big nose. : ) I'm sure you...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF THE “UNIMAGINABLE STARTING OVER” If someone would have told me that I was going to lose my children a year ago I would have laughed. If...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Abandoned as a toddler, foster care, abuse of ALL kinds, growing learning, finding God, and true love, getting stronger all the time....life is now good.
    MaryB7 MaryB7 51-55, F Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay this very rare virus I contacted just over 26 years ago. Now I still can't get up from the ground in the sitting position without help. Do more exercise to strengthen your...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was raped several times by my stepmom's bf. But it was a bleassing in disguise of sorts. I don't like what happened to me, but it did get me out of that house and I was adopted...
    sadsarahg sadsarahg 18-21, F Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Really long story, short, I took over 120 prescription pills, the kind that would guarantee this sickening, lonely, heartbreaking slide down into the black pit of depression would...
    ravgirl007 ravgirl007 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've tried to commit two times now and it still hadn't worked. I want to SO bad, but I'm too much of a coward :( I don't even know. My life is a mess :(
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I didn't actually attempt. There is no attempting with guns, not really. I sat down and wrote my note. It was sweet, apologetic, to the point. I told everyone I was sorry for...
    TryingFailing TryingFailing 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For 10 years I was sexually abused by the man who I thought to be my father. When I found out that he wasn't my real dad, it made me feel better.
    Wanderlust7 Wanderlust7 16-17, F Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just talked my boyfriend out of suicide I hope. He said he took the rope off. And he promised me he will see me again. Then he said he had to go. And I had to trust him. </3 I...
    Daylejess Daylejess 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Writing a book ,anyone want to contribute there stories in this,No perverts!!!!
    Ursick Ursick 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like I need to depend on someone else to provide my happiness. I need someone to control me the way my father did for 10 years.
    Wanderlust7 Wanderlust7 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I attempted suicide yesterday. It was scary. It didn't work. I took a bunch of sleeping pills and took a nap on the train tracks. Then I tried poisoning myself after waking up...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Going through all those memories really hurts .The pain they cost made me creat a world inside my head which made me really happy .. Yes I was abused as a child ,both emotionally...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am back in my home town for the first time after I started my therapy. Right now I am missing it alot. Here I am again amongst those I hide so much from and I have no one to...
    lostinit lostinit 31-35 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Socks. Soft, fuzzy, thick, warm. I hate the cold. I know what it is to have blue feet. Aching, throbbing, pain as they thaw; tears running down my face. I detest being cold. I...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ode to My mother Calmly committing evil, impervious to the screams of her victim Methodical, business like, as though this is a task that must be completed At times smiling...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have tried to kill myself many times and I self harm a lot. I want to still kill myself sometimes because i don't want to live I have stuff to look forward to but I just don't...
    ashleymac96 ashleymac96 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A long time ago, I tried to commit suicide about five times. I was depressed, I felt like no one cared, and I was all alone. I still have the scars of my past. Both visual and non...
    halieghnicole halieghnicole 16-17, F Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was about 4 years old, almost 5 my mother had met this man, who was about to be in our lives for a very long time. When I just got into kindergarten he had fallen off a...
    JustALittleGirl123 JustALittleGirl123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love LJ from this season!!!!! I hope he wins
    darling8485 darling8485 26-30, F Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So after taking sleeping pills and falling asleep on the train tracks, which didn't work -_- I went home and ingested different chemicals.. including bleach. I don't remember what...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Never thought I'd actually ever find someone I trust. I can be 3 seconds from walking off a bridge and he says the simplistic thing and I feel better. Unfortunately, it had to be a...
    Ashclo Ashclo 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After my last operation (April 5th 2013) I have just found out that I now have another growth. This makes me feel scared and vulnerable and I can't bear thinking about the future...
    NikitaB936 NikitaB936 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Horror of horrors that I should have to remember this. Joe came up with a disgusting game "open your mouth and close your eyes and I'll give you a big surprise." I did and he spit...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that my ex-husband is on drugs and has been since the beginning of our marraige. Now that I have been out of my abusive relationship for...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mother is a very angry person. The memories come back. beatings over things like accidentally dropping a sock, accidentally sleeping in, spilling a glass of milk, etc. the...
    melodycoates melodycoates 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The night mates are haunting. He comes into my dreams and scares me. I can't control it and I can't just end it. It like I'm a little helpless girl again and no one can save me...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSCxTaKypaQ this movie is French but i really like it, it's called Suicide Room. It touched me deeply o:
    cindykaatt cindykaatt 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Touch a hot stove and you learn to never touch the red coils. Hit a kid and your mom punishes you by hitting you because you aren't supposed to hit kids.
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hi to everyone is reading this. I don't know what is wrong with me at the moment but feel like I just need to tell what is happening to me and how I feel and maybe someone can...
    xhannahmuskax xhannahmuskax 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9