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I shouldn't be alive

  1. How? profile image61
    How?posted 5 years ago

    Share your stories of survival... when you were on verge of death.. but then you survived

    1. lyndre profile image81
      lyndreposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I recieved a 440v electric shock when I was an apprentice electrician. When I came round I was told that my heart was stopped for about 30 seconds

      1. How? profile image61
        How?posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh mine

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was a cold and dreary morning. I slowly dialed up my HP account…






      smile

    3. Daffy Duck profile image59
      Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I fell and almost drowned in a swimming pool when I was 2.  That's why I can't swim today.    hmm

  2. camlo profile image82
    camloposted 5 years ago

    I'm afraid I'm a jay walker, and there have been many near misses.

    1. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      please elaborate

      1. camlo profile image82
        camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, cars, buses and lorries screeching to a halt at my feet don't shock me anymore. But I'm careful at open level crossings since I appreciate that trains can't brake quite as quickly.

        1. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          i think pedestrians should have the right of way always.... not enough respect for them in my ipinion.  Especially from drivers.

          1. camlo profile image82
            camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's actually illegal here for a pedestrian to cross the road on a red light, so I always have to look and check for police officers before I step out. And some traffic lights here take up to five minutes to change to green for pedestrians, and then gives them about 10 seconds to get across before it turns red again. It really isn't nice for people with walking frames and such things.

          2. Rafini profile image84
            Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I've always found it ridiculous that anyone would expect a vehicle to stop faster than a pedestrian....I just don't get it, I guess. hmm

            1. Joy56 profile image61
              Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              well many many drivers think pedestrians are a lesser species..... they should not be allowed to cross the road.  I gamble with my life somethimes, and my husband is convinced i will die crossing he road.  Every time i get to the other side, i am liberated.  I have a sad life.... ha ha

              1. Rafini profile image84
                Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                huh.  wonder why so many drivers would consider themselves a lesser species - because honestly, drivers are pedistrians whenever they're walking to or from their vehicle....

  3. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

    LOL....Camlo....you should read my hub about Margaret Mitchell....the author of "Gone With the Wind"......seems she had your problem as well, only she wasn't as lucky.

    1. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I've been lucky so far ... smile

      I just read the Hub - recommended reading!

  4. cindi h profile image60
    cindi hposted 5 years ago

    My appendix burst and apparently I walked around with it for 3 days. By the time I got to the hospital I was very sick and the doctor could not understand how I was still alive!!

    1. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      but you are well again now thank goodness

    2. Daffy Duck profile image59
      Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Damn!  yikes  You should be dead.  How did you not know your appendix burst?  From what I know it hurts like hell before it does burst.  hmm

      1. cindi h profile image60
        cindi hposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm pretty stubborn when it comes to doctors and medicine. I don't like them. I was in a lot of pain but I have a pretty high tolerance. I also was taking numerous herbs and supplements. I started vomiting and, my husband says, I was very very pale. He dragged me to the hospital. I thought I was just dehydrated but my temp was 103.4 and my blood pressure was 90/60. They did a bunch of tests and then told me that my appendix had burst and it because of the amount of toxins in my body, it most likely burst a few days ago. Then the nurse simply stated, "you should be dead now".

        1. Daffy Duck profile image59
          Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's amazing.

  5. TheBlondie profile image59
    TheBlondieposted 5 years ago

    About a week after I was born I got a horrible cold and was in the hospital for a couple weeks...obviously I lived but ever since then I've had asthma. Later, when I was still a baby, I almost choked to death on a bagel. Since I don't remember it at all, I think its actually pretty funny tongue

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    ForYourInfoposted 5 years ago

    There must a hope for survival.Its only6 the hope that pushes us to live,to work and to let live.And hope makes us do well,more well.

  7. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I had a near miss in a car wreck.  I was inches away from the person who was killed and had injuries myself; but I've never thought of it as "I shouldn't be alive."  I've always thought of it, "Well, if anyone was 'supposed to be alive', obviously, it must be me."   hmm

    1. How? profile image61
      How?posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      oh

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    Life and death is such a chance. A freakish chance.
    I was born dead. My mom could not give birth for 4(!!!) days naturally and they did not have a specialist to do cesarean so they waited until she started getting really sick. My twin brother was dead too . They revived me but not my brother. I hate doctors. My poor mother. She survived death of her first son, could not survive death of her second one,again freakish chance. She lost some of her mind, became a little crazy.

 
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