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I Survived 2008

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

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    2008 was a hard year, it had it's ups and downs but now it is finally almost over. I am really hoping 2009 will be a lot better. I always feel this way at the beginning of a new year though, and usually it doesn't happen. This year will be my year! And unless I die tomorrow, I...
    Ashley868 Ashley868 26-30, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Goal Achieved!

    Yes, I survived 2008. Not in any great style, but it's still 3 points in the bag!
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 Jan 12, 2009

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    Just About

    At one point I nearly didn't. At one point I thought that maybe it would be the worst year in my entire existence. But it turned out ok in the end. In fact, more than ok, and the last few weeks have slowly made up for the last 11 months.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    The Great War of 2008

    The Great War of 2008 was something I had seen from as far back as 1995. I had written that a great war would be waged, but I never knew specifically what this war would be about or who it would involve. My prophecy was fulfilled and the war that had been raging for decades...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M Jan 11, 2009

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    Five More Days.

    I'd felt as though I was going to die before my eighteenth birthday for a long, long time. The night preceding my eighteenth birthday (in November), I was nearly overcome with a panic attack, for I knew, I knew that something was going to happen. After I successfully turned...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    What An Interesting Year

    Well 2008 was a rebirth year for me.  I had been treading water for a long time.  Not willing to take the action I needed, hoping things would get better, knowing they wouldn't and actually seeing them get worse.  I was letting my life slip away, but I finally...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jan 11, 2009

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    Survived

    I survived: 2006, 2007, "2008". 2009, 2010 and I'm now surviving 2011.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Almost There....the Finish Line Is In Sight

    I can almost say that I've survived it.  A few more days so I've set this as a goal of mine. This year, 2008, was horrible on many levels.  One of the worst. I started off in a job that I absolutely hated making a fraction of what I made at my good job that I lost in...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Dad

    Dad,2008 was not our year,You passed away,I survived,However,I miss you so.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 20, 2011

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    2008 Was Not So Great

    2008: The worst year of my life. However, I obviously survived it.
    onedebora onedebora 36-40, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I Made It....

    another year. A few years ago I was so totally convinced I wouldnt. 17 more days and I will have made it : )     Its been a ******* wretched year. Ive lost my grandmother, I lost Chris and all my friends from home. I lost most of my friends from uni. I worried I...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    And the First 14 Days of 2009

    Yes, I did. And it's been a weird year. I didn't quite enjoy it at all. It's like I was kicked into some kind of roller coaster and rolled out at the end completely disoriented, surprised that the ride was already over. I always find it a shame when the ending of a year feels...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2009

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    Limping, But Made It!

    The first half of my year was very hard and very tragic! I almost committed suicide! :-o But by June, everything was well on it's way to be okay and normal! Thanks to my best friends, Sharon and Philip! And to the cool people in my circle! And for the medication that I needed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Well guys we all survived Monday! We can relax now. Don't you feel like we all got through it together??? *high fives all around*
    rarelyfree rarelyfree 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I survived my first crisis without my mm...my mom is improving and I am leaving Memphis to head home...I wanted to talk to him so bad.. I texted like I was still with him and as...
    Bancy918 Bancy918 51-55 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am beginning my day, my week, with many on my mind. For all who are struggling, hurting, or trying like hell to stay above water...I send thoughts of comfort and encouragement...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    1) I am the strangest person I know ...no I'm not...wait yes I am 2) I talk to my self sometimes ...don't tell them that they will think your weird oh wait already happened okay 3...
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I know my purpose is to write my story, to express how I survived the hell I survived, to help motivate people, I know I am meant b to write books, and speak on TED about the power...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My cuz past his test and a week later he crashed flipped it over hit a bridge.. If it happend 1 meter or so we would of went over the bridge and no1 would of found us and if it...
    25chris25 25chris25 22-25, T 1 day ago

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    I walked away from a rollover relatively unscathed. There was a large piece of wood in the road up ahead and it seemed too large to just run over, so I decided to swerve around it...
    holdinontoblackmetal holdinontoblackmetal 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I got H1N1 in 2009. My body shut down. They put me in a coma for a month and I was intubated. I exhausted the time you can be on the ventilator so they put a trachea in me to buy...
    tworden22 tworden22 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I often read about people who are in dysfunctional families, who have or are suffering from emotional, physical, mental abuse. I can tell you that you cannot continue to function...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Many years ago I found myself and a friend stranded in the wilderness with a destroyed canoe, a basic map and compass, and 50km to the nearest road. I suppose our lives were never...
    johnnyninenine johnnyninenine 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was 2 and my mum and I were living in Iceland and she had to drive through some mountains. so she was driving at a kinda fast speed when we hit a big bump and landed in a ditch...
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 13 my Mom gave the neighbor boy and myself a ride to high school on her way to work. We were in hit by a semi, it was oncoming going the opposite way and it turned from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    what guys have had their thyroid removed, para thyroid too, on synthroid, but still cannot get out of hypo hell?
    mrawesome08755 mrawesome08755 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Wasn't a crash but VBIED but yes ****** me up and ended my career in the Army. Thanks too the Fing Towel Heads
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I was 11 years old when I was involved in a serious car accident. My family died, the people in the other car died. I survived. I felt dead inside though without my family and I...
    Escapist101 Escapist101 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    does anyone 13 and under own a Ferrari (the picture you see is my cousins Ferrari which is now in a junk yard somewhere)
    shootyourface30 shootyourface30 13-15 1 Response Jul 25

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    its not even about him really its that he died horribly, he said my name then choked on his own blood and died. i was there broken beside him, but its not that. its that our lives...
    chantal555 chantal555 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My mother had an abortion. I hated her for it. She killed my baby brother or sister. Several years prior, she tried to kill me and my little sister by lifting weighs and drinking...
    SeeingIsNotBelieving SeeingIsNotBelieving 26-30, F Jul 23

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    In 2011 i gave birth to my 4th child. I was nearly 44 years old. The weekend before giving birth I noticed a visual disturbance. This disturbance made it scary for me to drive...
    jamisue jamisue 46-50, F Jul 23

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    Yesterday my fiancé called me at work and told me he just took a bunch of sleeping pills and drank half of a bottle of Jim beam. We have been together for 4 years, and he has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    This statement for me is not yet true but that doesn't mean it never will be. There are times when I think to my self "Amber, stop kidding your-self, you have been depressed for...
    amberblueford15 amberblueford15 13-15, F Jul 22

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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Jul 22

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    My car crash was last year. The crash was horrible, but luckily my wife and I walked away with minor injuries. She had severe bruising from the seatbelt, and her head cracked the...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M Jul 21

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    It was serious but it wasnt death. We were going to the pool. We were driving in a Chevy captiva, and my dad was driving. We're a big family so we were comfy but crammed. I was...
    nightskybluelights nightskybluelights 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    DON'T LOOK LIKE RAIN: Carol Ormiston? Yeah, I heard. To tell that you have to start at the end. Salty lanquage and all. Rudy walked in the coffee shop. Clay asked him," What's...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 Jul 21

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    when I was born I almost died due to a rare heart condition, apparently one doctor saved my life because only he managed to figure out the arteries in my heart were the wrong way...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M Jul 19

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    A simmering heat stifled the thick air and waves of shimmering mirage danced upon the lonely road. Trees and fields surrounded this lonely road. Shadows now grew long upon the...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 7 Responses Jul 18

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    The things I am about to write are the things that have made me, me. Only one person in the world know these secrets. I am entering a new stage of my life, and I want to purge...
    Lovesrainbows Lovesrainbows 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I was on Methotrexrate for around a year. I took it once a week. It was an awful experience. I used to take it every Friday and I would lose my weekend as I would lose my sense of...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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