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I Survived 2008

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Me Too

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I survived being stabbed I stab myself all the time it's just knowing where to stab yourself so you survive
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    Back in July of last year my wife and I were coming back from Sam's club when we were involved in a terrible car accident if we haven't been in our new car we would have died and I...
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    My boyfriend and I incurred a horrible accident and are glad to still be alive. To see more about the accident click the link. We are in great need of support as this accident has...
    summerandgabe summerandgabe 18-21, F Apr 27

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    It started off with a "cold" I caught from my 14 years daughter. I had gone to the hospital and they treated it like the flu. After fainting once in the shower and laying around...
    jenniejennjen jenniejennjen 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    im tired of that feeling that s enough
    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Because the knife hurt more than life. At that time.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 28

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    It hurt, yeah. Probably the deepest pain you will ever feel is losing your first love. Except I didn't just lose him, he lost himself. It was sad to see someone you were once to in...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    On May 11th it will have been 2 years since I was in an accident, an accident that honestly should have killed me. It was a beautiful spring day in Georgia and my brother, a friend...
    Kimba112 Kimba112 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I just got back from camp....it was appalling! The food was not even fit for human consumption (except the cookies, of which I stole so many I assume some poor kids missed out...
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    Me and my brother were in the car, and my mom was driving, none of us remember exactly why it happened... some people think she passed out behind the wheel, some people think she...
    LostAndBrokenSoul LostAndBrokenSoul 13-15, F May 1

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    Broke my T3 vertebrae in 2000. Very greatful that that's all it was. There was one fatality after a year. If I never had a seat belt I would be either paralyzed or dead.
    avachat avachat 51-55, M May 6

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    when I was in high school my high school first love turned out be controlling, manipulative and verbally and emotionally, physically abusive, I was isolated from friends and family...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F May 6

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    I laid my bike down in August 2008 and did over $7000 worth of damage plus tore my ACL and meniscus in my left knee. After dealing with the pain and unstable knee for nearly 7...
    VictoryXC2010 VictoryXC2010 41-45, M May 8

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    As opposed to an experience where people post about how they didn't survive a car crash?
    Shade33 Shade33 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Nature has it's own way of showing its rage. It's a miracle when you survive that rage. You thank the graces of nature yet you curse it at the same time. But that is all you can do...
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F May 13

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    I fell asleep at the wheel and drove my Mercedes off a mountain
    johnboi284 johnboi284 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I hit black ice. Hit the side of a mountain and landed on the roof.... truck was only 2 weeks old.
    hurt1twomanytimes hurt1twomanytimes 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Glad I don't have to go through that again.
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Major RTA in 1984 - fractured skull, life support. But I am a fighter and I've made it through. Wonder though if neural trauma does make you more open indeed and resilient as...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is an experience I was uncomfortable sharing because I never know how much to share with the Internet. The one thing that encouraged me to post this is the ability to help...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This Is My Story. People may not believe me but, i was a princess on a Planet X (not Nibiru) the name of the planet was Xylania Paku, my human name here is Lisa but i remember...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    This Is My Story. People may not believe me but, i was a princess on a Planet X (not Nibiru) the name of the planet was Xylania Paku, my human name here is Lisa but i remember...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    This Is My Story. People may not believe me but, i was a princess on a Planet X (not Nibiru) the name of the planet was Xylania Paku, my human name here is Lisa but i remember...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I Am From Another Planet This Is My Story. People may not believe me but, i was a princess on a Planet X (not Nibiru) the name of the planet was Xylania Paku, my human name here...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    Survived 48 hours of omfg why so painful mood swings. Survived sad predicament so far. Found new flaws but not upset yet. Lol.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 22

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    Me lets people criticize my texts and can avoid scolding them a few times. Me can let unwilling stay sad and keep hunting who to advise. Me can see a need to do my advice on...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 22

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    Survived cold. Survived Bipolar Advised peers.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 24

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    Survived mentors. Survived ep. Watched comedy downloads.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M May 6