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I Am An Ards Survivor

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    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

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    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

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
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    Yes i am a very proud survivor of rape because i have been rape by three different men in my life. One is my own step father that my mother choose to married without talking and...
    Kelbug Kelbug 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    Just a heads up, don't watch the new episode of Criminal Minds. I thought I was fine until JJ confronts her demon and he tells her he will always be there in the back of her mind...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Being a survivor is something I embrace in myself. I could ponder endlessly as to why I experienced the trauma... and believe me, I have. But honestly, I've fought hard to put it...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didn't understand that what was happening wasn't normal. It was part of my daily life, being touched, being forced to do disgusting things to him. The first time I was raped, I...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm beginning to wonder if the reason I don't connect sex with intimacy in a healthy relationship is because of being raped in my past. My boyfriend is wonderful because he...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have survived rape so many times. When I was 16 I went to a party with my best friend who didn't tell me this party was going to be a huge one. We got there and there was...
    Broken0923 Broken0923 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was sexually abused at the age of 10
    beetlejuice1 beetlejuice1 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I grew up being beaten, molested and unwanted. Usually family and strangers alike only kept me around as long as I served a purpose but not one second longer than they had to. I...
    bearblueh bearblueh 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Long story short, my mom had an ectopic pregnancy when she was pregnant with me. I survived; my twin didn't. Even before I knew I had a twin I was obsessed with the idea of...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Just writing that title fills me with trepidation! Does anyone else have difficulty just talking about what happened? It is very difficult to find the courage to talk about it...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    My high school had a high proportion of Jewish kids, who seemed to be just like the rest of us, except that they got extra holidays in honour of their religious festivals. Jeff...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    It's been 25 years ago I left the man who abused me. It took a while to become strong but I built a good life raised my son the best I could and had a successful business. My son...
    Truthsetsmefree Truthsetsmefree 61-65 1 Response Jan 2

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    a Girl with 40 small brain tumors has touched my heart. I want to know how long she has to live she's 16 and I want to know how much life she will be able to experience. I don't...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 2

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    My step brother raped me as a child. I just finally told my dad about two years ago. My mom always knew and never did anything about it. My grandmother who is dead asked if I was...
    hellokittysr hellokittysr 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I never thought that it would happen to me but it did. I was raped (i was unconscious at the time) by one of the staff members at a hospital that i was staying at (he was arrested...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I still remember an elder person in ma neighborhood using me for sexual pleasure. He used to keep ma hands on his d**k and made me jerk it.. I guess I was 4 or so at that time. I...
    a090109 a090109 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Poverty, rape, discrimination, bullying, you name it. Whatever life throws at me, I'm ready. Everyone is fighting a battle you don't know about, so be kind.
    takoyakisuki takoyakisuki 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    It stops with me. Yes, I was abused. Still am, and I'm 65 years old. I was watching an episode of Law and Order SVU, and one of the characters said it poignantly said that she...
    casualwear casualwear 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I was drunk and I hate it. My friends left the room abandoning me and the only sober guy was in my friends room comforting her because she was drunk crying no one was comforting...
    Forgottenflower Forgottenflower 18-21 1 Response Jan 5

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    And I'm so glad I'm alive.
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 Jan 5

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    I was raped by someone who was doing the same uni course as me while walking home. This is the first time I've told anyone this except doctors and police and closest of friends...
    turntimeback turntimeback 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    It's been ten years today since she made sure with her abuse that I would forever live in pain, that I would never be normal and carefree no matter how far I ran and moved on. I...
    ScarredScared ScarredScared 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    this is the 1st time I am mentioning this after 37 years. I remember my brother telling me that I can't tell anyone as he will get in trouble because people won't understand. that...
    tony71tony tony71tony 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    To me, my parents were just ***** and egg donors . They have some kind of love towards us in them, and they are good people now i think, but that doesn't matter to me anymore. I...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I am 9 years cancer free (prostate CA). I will be the first to admit I was one of the lucky ones. Surgery cured my cancer - no chemo and no radiation was needed. I never feared the...
    catmandew54 catmandew54 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 2 Responses Jan 6

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    There is this flashback I keep having, I know I need to talk about it but everytime i try i freeze and feel like I'm suffocating. I don't know what to do..
    SkinnImIn SkinnImIn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I wish I had succeeded... Wish I was smart enough to end it... Wish I wasn't such a coward.... Should've taken more... But here I am... Alive. Still hating my life. Still wanting...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    It's funny how kids/teens these day say they were abused mentally/physically/emotionally over little things that are meaningless like a spank or their dad being an alcoholic, or...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I used to tell myself: 'I refuse to let those things stand in my way, I refuse to let them even leave a scratch in the paint' ...but I no longer need to tell myself that, and...
    Jumeia Jumeia 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    With you gone, there's no one who can save me next time I want to attempt
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    BrandonTA1012 BrandonTA1012 13-15, M Jan 12

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I was always told that college was where you found who you truly are and I could believe that because up until I left for college I had no idea who I was or what that even meant...
    rathernotsaywho rathernotsaywho 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    2015 Update... With over a year or so being cancer free (Colon and Sarcoma) I am pretty much fine with everything, as well as it can be.... but I am glad that there has been no...
    TimmAllen TimmAllen 51-55, M Jan 16

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    I was told by my uncle's friend that I should give this guy, I've known since I was 12 and didn't really like, Ilan "Reipie" Shane a chance to be friends. So I contacted him and...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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