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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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    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'm also a child abuse survivor this is the only thing destroying my heart my soul my life this pain of feeling someone used my weakness took my innocence and made me a destroyed...
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    The most difficult part for me, being a survivor, is the blatant denial from the parent who did the abusing. The lies, blaming, ridicule.... it's infuriating. I've been reading...
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    You know those stories where they say: "it gets better"? I do have to wonder about that. I tried jumping off a building when I was ten, my family was in some serious financial...
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    I'm sorry no joke but is this supposed to mean you committed suicide but you survived? wouldn't this just mean you attempted to do it but failed? (which is a did thing you did not...
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    You should be happy you that you served him. It is our job.
    soph99ep soph99ep 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    I always wonder if my next attempt I'll survive....
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    It is International Women's Day today. Let us celebrate all women and the divine feminine in our universe. Thank you.
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Mar 8

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    rachelmg rachelmg 31-35, F Mar 8

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    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    last night was the worst suicide attempt cuz I held my knife to my throat until I calmed down
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    I struggle at night, i can't help but think about everything over and over again
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    Hindsight is 20/20. My mother often remarks that if she had allowed herself to see without rose glasses she wouldn't have remained with her ex husband for 2 months let alone 8...
    Menelek Menelek 22-25, M Mar 10

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    If I went on that show, I'd be passed out from day two onward for lack of coffee. They'd vote me off for being a non-contributing pita!
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart 41-45, F Mar 14

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    yet another night with my knife up to my throat thanks to my brother the psychological murderer
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    The only thing that keeps me alive is my nephew and nieces. I'm not even sure if it's going to keep working..
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    It's been about 4 years now since it's happened to me. I've come to grips with that I was raped. I can't help it and it's not my fault. One thing I know I won't be able to...
    RedrumRaven RedrumRaven 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    brokenlittlebird brokenlittlebird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    sincitysaint sincitysaint 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    So far. Because leaving would hurt pals. Codependant yes. But unhealthy due to society. And them letting broken happen.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 16

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    ericaswife11 ericaswife11 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 20

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    What doesn't kill you mentally ***** you up.
    YesSir3845 YesSir3845 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 21