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I almost died from shock once.

When I was four years old, we were moving and I kept running around between our old house and the moving truck.
It was early in the year and it had snowed that day, so I was busy collecting snow and building tiny snowmen. I kept crossing the bike lane to get to the parked cars with more snow on them.

At one point my dad pulled me aside and told me to be careful when crossing and to always look left and right in case there was a bike coming and let them pass before crossing, and I did.
Next thing I remember is lying on the walkway, looking down at my feet and seeing the wheels of a bike going over my legs one by one. My mom says my wail was so loud she could still hear it in our old flat on the fith floor.
My dad reached me first and I told him that I thought my leg was broken and he (probably thinking I was being a bit dramatic) tried to soothe me and put me on my feet.
My bones just crashed and the two ends slipped next to each other and the upper part of my shin pocked out from under my skin. I still have a scar there.

I still remember feeling very betrayed because I had looked left and right and saw no one coming. The woman that ran me over appearantly came out of a drive and ran me over at full speed. She hightailed out of there as soon as it was apparent that I was seriously injured (I guess she saw a lawsuit coming her way).

Anyway, my parents put me in the back of their truck and drove me to the hostpital while I was in the worst pain of my life and wailing quitely. In the hostpital I don't remember much aside from the neon lights on the ceiling. Then I have a pretty big gap till waking up in a hospital room.

Appearantly what happened is, that when my parents arrived with me in the ER the nurses just put me on a gurney to wait for the next available doctor and forgot about me for the next two hours or so. By that point I was going into shock and was going in and out of concoiusness. My parents tried their best to prevent shock and keep me concoius, but there's only so much you can do. They finally sent a doctor when my dad screamed at them that I was stopping to breathe every so often.

They gave me an infusion, reset and bandaged my leg and I was fine again, but it was a pretty close call.



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I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

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Almost fell off a roller coaster. The thing had 1 bar and big open sides. And me being a skinny fool, almost bounced out of it. Never again.

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Porcupine_I said:
I touched a life current rod once while standing on a grounded surface. Luckily didn't cramp or I would not be here to tell.

Were you on train tracks?



I like to dodge death. You could call me a dare devil. The amount of stuff I have done is amazing. The closest though to death was rolling under a train. My mate jack and I were camping in the Yorkshire dales in the UK and after one two many drinks Jacky boy dared me to roll under a slow moving train (slow because of sheep crossing) seemed very easy so I agreed, trouble was while doing it my jumper got caught on a piece of metal from the track. Luckily I managed to break free and only lost a finger. The driver must have seen me as he slammed on the breaks I had to lay down under the train for about 10 minutes bleeding out until the Air ambulance could get me. I was nearly arrested but told them I had dropped my wallet, everything went good.



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Turkish said:
Porcupine_I said:
I touched a life current rod once while standing on a grounded surface. Luckily didn't cramp or I would not be here to tell.

Were you on train tracks?

no, it was in a electrical cabinet, I thought it was switched off because the guy said he had switched everything off, but he was talking about the lines coming from the cabinet. I even tested it, but my apprentice handed me a faulty meter. 

Imagine something like that:



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

MasterCeddy said:

In November 2014 I almost died after drinking 3 rockstar energy drinks after an intense cardio workout at the gym had to be rushed to the hospital my heart rate was 145 for 15 hours in a row and the experience left me with severe anxiety disorder, panic disorder and some arrhytmia but the good news is I eat better now than ever and try to take better care of myself. Don't ever drink energy drinks they are the devil. For real. 

3 years ago, I had 3 (or 4) energy drinks in the span of 3 hours. I had a deadline to mark some students' essays and was way behind. I already got an extension and thought if I asked for a second one, they would never give me tutorials again. I had no idea how bad energy drinks can be for you, though I didn't feel anything weird to be honest.



naruball said:
MasterCeddy said:

In November 2014 I almost died after drinking 3 rockstar energy drinks after an intense cardio workout at the gym had to be rushed to the hospital my heart rate was 145 for 15 hours in a row and the experience left me with severe anxiety disorder, panic disorder and some arrhytmia but the good news is I eat better now than ever and try to take better care of myself. Don't ever drink energy drinks they are the devil. For real. 

3 years ago, I had 3 (or 4) energy drinks in the span of 3 hours. I had a deadline to mark some students' essays and was way behind. I already got an extension and thought if I asked for a second one, they would never give me tutorials again. I had no idea how bad energy drinks can be for you, though I didn't feel anything weird to be honest.

And? What is your point?



COLINBATSEY said:
naruball said:

3 years ago, I had 3 (or 4) energy drinks in the span of 3 hours. I had a deadline to mark some students' essays and was way behind. I already got an extension and thought if I asked for a second one, they would never give me tutorials again. I had no idea how bad energy drinks can be for you, though I didn't feel anything weird to be honest.

And? What is your point?

That I had no idea that energy drinks could cause all that... I thought it was pretty obvious.



Ahh cool I thought you nearly died.