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Have you ever cheated death?

  1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    Have you ever narrowly escaped an incident, barely preserving your life?  Have you ever almost been seriously injured?  I sound like an ambulance chaser... You know what I mean... Let's discuss.  I want to hear some good ones.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Once upon a time when I was a teenager (14) I use to hitchike back and forth along a 2 mile stretch of highway for about 6 mos (till I moved) and 2 bodies of young girls were found alongside that highway about 2 yrs later. I don't know if I ever met the guy but autopsies showed the ages of them girls as 16 and died about the time I use to hitchike back and forth on that stretch of highway. hmm

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OH MY GOD.  That is very scary.  That is my worst nightmare.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I was real niave about life back then tongue it scared me too when I read about it in the paper. hmm made me wonder if I had met the guy without knowing it.

  4. onthewriteside profile image59
    onthewritesideposted 7 years ago

    I cheat Death every Friday night in our weekly poker game...

  5. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Another shameless plug big_smile
    How I glanced my death in the eyes

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just had a quick read. Your very lucky and its good your brain did a fast forward. I wonder if you still have the bike for keep-sake.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I definitely was lucky. smile And I got rid of the bikes a few years later, not because of this, there were other unrelated reasons like marriage and kids smile

  6. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Had a serious skiing accident, and by the time the ambulance arrived, I had no vital signs.  I was brought to the hospital, and I did wake up -- I was so cold that my body went into hibernation mode.  Good thing I picked one of the coldest days to go skiing... tongue

  7. Bob Cedar profile image63
    Bob Cedarposted 7 years ago

    I fell out of a moving car and had to be airlifted to Tampa General Hospital when I was 17. I was out for 4 days, but in my mind I still went to school, and had things happen. It was confusing when I woke up in the back seat of friend of family's car on the way back from the hospital. Reality was kind of twisted for a couple of weeks after that. But now I'm all normal......or am I? muahahahahahaha!

    *edit* I can still feel where the back of my head cracked open

  8. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    I am death! In the end, nobody cheats me! Mohahaha!

    1. Bob Cedar profile image63
      Bob Cedarposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No no no, Bill and Ted cheated you in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. They clearly sank your battleship.

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image60
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    I drowned and had to be brought back.  Really is a long story but my best friend will always be responsible for saving my life.

    And no I never saw no bright light.

    Cheers

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a great hub, to me. Sorry about the bright light.

  10. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Ah well, I gave Keanu Reeves a break...he's all ready dead anyway. Have you seen him "act"?

    1. Bob Cedar profile image63
      Bob Cedarposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Checkmate my friend. Checkmate.

    2. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Burn!!!

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Well, I almost got run over in England because I was looking the wrong way when crossing the road. I also almost got run over by a truck in New York City. Other than that, does surviving cancer count?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hell yes, it counts.

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    I've "cheated Death" many times, a truth for just about any pro rodeo rider (if he's still alive, anyway).  Don't really think of it as cheating, though--just telling Death to back off, not my time yet.  So far.

    Uninvited, surviving cancer most DEFINITELY counts.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The only bull rider I ever knew was killed in the early 90's.  It is always a shock, because y'all seem so strong.  Those animals are serious.

  13. anime_nanet profile image59
    anime_nanetposted 7 years ago

    Well, I had a lousy car crash and I bumped my head and lost consciouse.

    My ex was in the passenger seat, she says I stopped breathing for a few seconds,, but then I GASPED and started breathing again.

    Does that count as cheating death?

  14. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    I think no one cheats death. When your time is up, its up.

  15. HealthCare Basics profile image82
    HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago

    I was just out of high school and working in admissions at a our local hospital in the emergency department. My hours were on the day shift most of the time except to cover for sick calls or vacations on other shifts. I had made plans with several school friends to go out on one friday night but got a call from the hospital to cover a shift that night and I accepted the overtime. Midway through the night, we got a call of an ambulance arriving with several trauma patients involved in an auto accident. A 18 wheeler ran a red light and cut a van in half going through the intersection. The victims who died were three of my friends, who I was suppose to be with that night.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That sent shivers down my spine.

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image82
        HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nelle, it still does to this day. I actually believe it was that very night that I decided to go into the healthcare profession and be a nurse. I watched how the staff consoled the families when they arrived at the ER and immediately knew I wanted to be part of that profession.

  16. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    In car accidents, more than once. I believe God saved me because every time I had severe accident, nothing happened to me at all, not even minor injuries and I used to walk out of the car. After seeing the car no one believed nothing happened to me. The people at the spot looked like they can't believe their eyes upon seeing me alive.

  17. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago

    I was standing next to a water moccasin when I was little and even was petting it until my parents freaked out.

  18. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I was held at gunpoint once.  I am thankful, everyday, he didn't pull that trigger.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey what exactly happened? was it some kind of robbery or something?

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
        Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Angry ex.  It was a very abusive situation.  It is over now, thank god.

  19. Kmadhav profile image61
    Kmadhavposted 7 years ago

    In my school days I was taking a bus for school. I am boarding from backdoor of the bus at that same time bus driver drove the bus at so much speed that I don't have time to board properly in the bus and I collided with another bus which is already on the bus stop . I found that I am between the two buses one bus is stood and another bus in which I am taking he hit me but thanks to GOD I didn't got injured and not a single mark of accident.

    Whenever I remembered this incident everytime I feel very scared I came between two buses. This is a moment when Death comes near to me but I won.  Thanks to GOD again.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I have cheated the grim reaper since the day of my birth many times.

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Yes--everyday that I'm still sucking air.

  22. viryabo profile image84
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    2 major surgeries in 6 days, i was nearly gone the 2nd time. I didnt cheat death. GOD cheated the devil on my behalf. And i had a 3rd surgery 10 months after to rectify things.
    I now feel and look great!
    Thank you again FATHER! for pulling a fast one on that beast, 'satan-the-creep'!

 
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