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have you ever thought you were going to die?
Posted 6/30/12
noo....i haven't . not that i remember..
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Posted 6/30/12
A self induced heart attack when trying to get up early from school. Plugged my alarm clock to a guitar amp (I didn't adjust the volume) and put it to wake me up at 4am to finish some HW. It rang, which scared the hell out of me and the board under my bed decided to fall out at the same time and I fell down. I couldn't breath and my chest was killing me but it went away after a few minutes. Never going to do it again.
Posted 6/30/12 , edited 6/30/12
i rlly thought i would when i did a polar plunge into this deep creek, ~facepalm~ of course i would die like that, anyways it was so cold i could barely swim back to land, had to do the doggey paddle

might as well say it myself before someone else does v_v
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Posted 6/30/12 , edited 6/30/12
A few times.

The worst was an entire week in late August 2007. I was very ill at the time, and the doctor was experimenting with different medicines. The one I took that week had a terrible effect on me. The first day I took it, I slept 20 hours, and the 4 hours I managed to stay awake I felt horrible. I then slept another 16 hours. When I got up, I felt even worse. I pushed myself through a day of work, having difficulty staying awake, and being in pain and uncomfortable all day. I remember that night, getting home from work around 6, taking another dose, and collapsing on my bed. The last thought in my head was me praying that I would not wake up again after falling asleep. I honestly did not expect to wake up the next morning, and I really didn't want to either. But about 7 the next morning, I woke up to the blaring of my alarm clock, and cursed at God for it. I immediately stopped taking that medicine, but it took a few days before its effects passed out of my system. I literally felt like every night I went to bed, I would not wake up the next morning. That one night, that was the worst.

I was sick much of that fall, switched doctors, who found something. Between that week in August and the middle of October, I had dropped about 20-25 lbs.

The experience sticks with me, and completely changed who I was to who I am now. I was far more outgoing, social, and went out way more before it happened. It took about 2 years for me to regain confidence to go out and socialize. It's a funny thing. When you get very ill for a long period of time, it's amazing how friends will completely drift away. I think that was part of why I prayed not to wake up a lot of night, because I had felt completely alone and as if no one cared at all.

I eventually put the pieces back together in my life, and rose from the ashes. I went back to school at night and earned a Master's, I bought a house (yep I worked while I was sick and afterwards too - I was lucky to have accumulated so much sick time over the years before), transferred to a new place to work within my company due to the Master's, finally went on my dream trip to Japan, and even taught a college course in Computer Science last semester.

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Posted 6/30/12
Yes, many times.
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Posted 6/30/12

GodWhomIsMike wrote:

A few times.

The worst was an entire week in late August 2007. I was very ill at the time, and the doctor was experimenting with different medicines. The one I took that week had a terrible effect on me. The first day I took it, I slept 20 hours, and the 4 hours I managed to stay awake I felt horrible. I then slept another 16 hours. When I got up, I felt even worse. I pushed myself through a day of work, having difficulty staying awake, and being in pain and uncomfortable all day. I remember that night, getting home from work around 6, taking another dose, and collapsing on my bed. The last thought in my head was me praying that I would not wake up again after falling asleep. I honestly did not expect to wake up the next morning, and I really didn't want to either. But about 7 the next morning, I woke up to the blaring of my alarm clock, and cursed at God for it. I immediately stopped taking that medicine, but it took a few days before its effects passed out of my system. I literally felt like every night I went to bed, I would not wake up the next morning. That one night, that was the worst.

I was sick much of that fall, switched doctors, who found something. Between that week in August and the middle of October, I had dropped about 20-25 lbs.

The experience sticks with me, and completely changed who I was to who I am now. I was far more outgoing, social, and went out way more before it happened. It took about 2 years for me to regain confidence to go out and socialize. It's a funny thing. When you get very ill for a long period of time, it's amazing how friends will completely drift away. I think that was part of why I prayed not to wake up a lot of night, because I had felt completely alone and as if no one cared at all.

I eventually put the pieces back together in my life, and rose from the ashes. I went back to school at night and earned a Master's, I bought a house (yep I worked while I was sick and afterwards too - I was lucky to have accumulated so much sick time over the years before), transferred to a new place to work within my company due to the Master's, finally went on my dream trip to Japan, and even taught a college course in Computer Science last semester.



Well said its amazing how people don't want to know you especially so called friends when your ill or as soon as there is problems .

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Posted 6/30/12
i have when i got pneumonia i had shooting pains down my legs and in my back for the first time in my life i was in so much pain i couldn't sleep. Felt very bad at one point. this was in December 2010 and im still not 100% but this is due to other nagging pains and being ill randomly during the last year and a half.
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i remember when i was a kid like 10 years old i was on vacation at the beach in chile with my family, i cant remember why but i got away from my family without their knowing. and went swiming (i thought there was no big waves, since my last vacation was to mexico "playa del carmen" where there were no waves at all, so i thought this beach in chile was like the mexico one) regrettably i was wrong and went in suddenly a very big wave appeared and grabbed me in, i coulddnt get my head out of water since the power of the wave didnt let me, i remember i was running out of breath, i was thinking "Im going to die", but suddenly (you may not believe what comes next), i felt a hand grabbed my hand and pushed me out of the wave so i could breath,i lookeed around but nobody was there, after that i made it out of water and made it back to my family, i was scared to enter the beach again for like 1 year. and the question is who grabbed my hand?

edit: i still after that dont believe in god rolf (sorry for bad english)
Posted 6/30/12
For me... There's been a couple of times...

Age: 15 Alcohol Posisoning
Age: 17 Mono...
Age: 19 Almost got into a car crash Rushin to the ER cuz my
Bestfriend i grew up with almost OD on X...
Age: 20 Driving my drunk friend home... whos boyfriend screwed her over.
I was watchin over her... She grabbed the steering wheel and tried to
take us off a bridge. She's doin alot better now.

Now i'm joining the Military... haha I wonder how this will play out.
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Posted 6/30/12
Hmm. I've had moments when I've fallen off roofs or trees. But in those moments the only thought that went through my mind was the sound of the wind in my ears as I fell. The only time I've ever thought I was gunna die was when I was about 5 years old and my cousin left me in a pool in a little floaty. I slipped out of the floaty and stood at the bottom of the pool for what seemed like forever. I clawed at the side of the pool and jumped but could not reach the surface. They say you will float naturally. But I did not. My cousin eventually came back out and saved me.

Actually. I didn't realize until many years later that it was a moment where I really could have died. When I was a kid I didn't yet understand death. All I knew was that I needed to get up where the air was. I actually remember looking at it like a game. A challenge to reach the surface. I felt no pain or fear even though I was obviously about to drown. But when I got older I thought back on it and truly realized that I almost died that day. Gave me goosebumps,





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For me... There's been a couple of times...

Age: 15 Alcohol Posisoning
Age: 17 Mono...
Age: 19 Almost got into a car crash Rushin to the ER cuz my
Bestfriend i grew up with almost OD on X...
Age: 20 Driving my drunk friend home... whos boyfriend screwed her over.
I was watchin over her... She grabbed the steering wheel and tried to
take us off a bridge. She's doin alot better now.

Now i'm joining the Military... haha I wonder how this will play out.


I also got mono at 17. I remember my legs were numb and I had a terrible fever. I also thought I was dying. Only time I've been to the hospital for myself. Have fun in the military. But knowing that you could die at any moment is important there. The modern soldier is nothing more than cannon fodder. We live in a world where someone may push a button on the other side of the planet and kill you in a way that you have no possible way of fighting against. People who argue about superior training do not understand this. They'll drill this into you in the military anyway. No need for me to say anything.
But hey! On the up side you get paid to exercise!
Posted 6/30/12
Yea man mono was just horrible... And you just gotta sit through it and let it run its course...

But i'm looking forward to joining the military. Already workin DoD with the Navy.
Just gonna be another experience to list in my life haha. Hope its fun like people say it is haha.
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Posted 6/30/12
Last time I got drunk. I was so sick I thought I was gonna die for sure.
Never getting drunk again. Man, that was awful.
Posted 6/30/12
Hmm...not that i can remember
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Posted 6/30/12
Yeah, a few times. Almost drowned once, as a kid. More recently I've had other experiences, but I think they were mostly in my mind.
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Posted 6/30/12
Yes.

- Almost drowning when I was a kid.
- Dreams that feel so real I wake up breaking out in a cold sweat feeling sick.
- Chest pains.
- Car crash.
- Falling down. That brief moment where you lose control of gravity and see your life flashing before your eyes.
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