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  • This question has been asked before a couple of years ago. But yes, I had a near death experience when I fell about 12 feet fracturing my skull.
    • Violet
      How old were you?
    • Thinker
      I was 60 when it happened I am 80 now.
    • Violet
      Oh, so sorry.
    • Thinker
      Why are you sorry? Be happy I am still alive and well.
    • Violet
      I guess it is because I can relate.. when I was a toddler my brother hit me in the head with a rock.. it affected my whole life, I believe. My emotional center is damaged.. so yeah, I don,t know what it,s like to be normal, :)
    • Violet
      Glad you were not permanately damaged.. did it hurt like when other bones are fractured?
  • Yes. I was told I came close to death a couple of times when I was young, but I don't remember it. Mom said they had to put me in a tub of ice water to lower my fever. And my daughter-in-love woke up one day and was paralyzed from the waist down with her boyfriend dead in the next room. They were given fentnyl instead of heroine and they both overdosed. She was trapped in that place with his dead body for three days before she crawled onto a skateboard and pushed herself to the car and wrecked it. She woke up in the hospital and they told her she died and had to be brought back to life. She had to learn now to walk all over again. Rehab took over a year! I didn't even know were she was or what had happened. She was just gone for over a year. One day she shows up and tells me all about it. There but for the grace of God go I.
    • Roaring
      That's some powerful experiences. Has any of that changed how you see the world?
    • Linda Joy
      Well, I think not being heavily mothered and protected as a child helped me become independent and self sufficient naturally. Not remembering the events and only being well I was 10 months and 22 months when I was hospitalized with pneumonia so I don't think I processed it consciously. I went through some of those thoughts when I went for my first mammogram and was told they saw spots and I'd have to come back for closeups of Ms Right. My mother died of cancer that started in her breast so I cried all the way home thinking I hadn't taught my son everything he needs to know. I've thought of death a lot since I lost my family and depression set in, besides the fact as you already know my sister committed suicide. If given the choice I'd go to the other side in a heartbeat! But I won't commit suicide. I love those who love me that would be left to deal with it too much to do that to them.
    • Linda Joy
      As for Gen, I wish I could fix her head as well as every other mentally ill person including myself! I've lost contact with her again and I have resigned myself to the fact that every time could be the last. But that's true with anyone. I question why. I don't doubt God has a purpose for our suffering and I trust that one day we will know why and it will have been worth it. But why do some people have seemingly nothing but trials in their life with nothing good compared to others. Still it is our responsibility to find joy in the journey or be miserable. So... Lets go find some JOY!
  • How do you define a near-death-experience? I almost drown twice. I've had heavy things fall from incredible heights and land within feet of me. I've had cars crash and spin such that debris from the crash went all around me. I've been mugged at gunpoint and at knifepoint. I've left a store right after it was shot up by robbers. I even experienced a car in front of me on the interstate running over a spade shovel and seeing the shovel propelled just inches over the roof of my car only to impale the radiator of the car behind me. I had a flatbed truck with an oversized I beam in front of me stop suddenly, and the pickup truck behind me not stop at all, and I was just speedy enough to avoid being sandwiched between them - the driver of the pickup truck died. I don't think we are ever any more than four mistakes away from death, and quite often it's only one. But in terms of something like an out-of-body experience, no, not really. Just some crazy thoughts when I woke up after a mishap.
    • Roaring
      Wow what close calls with death! I mean out-of-body experiences where there seemed to be a choice weather to stay or go along with unexplained awareness from outside the body due to this brush with death. Has all those edge experiences you had change you in any way?
    • bostjan64
      I think it's not unique to me. Pretty much everyone who grew up in my neighbourhood in the 80's dealt with the same stuff every day. Some lived long enough to move someplace else, some didn't. It shapes who you are, of course. It wasn't until I moved out of Detroit that I realized that the situation there was not at all normal. I now have friends from Bosnia and Somalia and from all over, really, but many of them were in more dangerous situations more often than I could ever imagine. But even living a quiet life, you just never know. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
  • Sure did. And it was the corpsman hitting me will smelling salts that kept bringing me back. Every single time.
    • Linda Joy
      I'm glad you're here! Weird thing just happened when I hit your like button it went from 0 to 2. perhaps someone else hit it and it didn't show till I hit it?
    • Archie Bunker
      Double tap
    • Roaring
      Perhaps we hit the button at the same time. Glad you're here too!
    • Linda Joy
      That sounds more likely!
    • Archie Bunker
      I'm glad too. Gotta love the corpsmen!
  • i alrnost drowned in the ocean when i was a kid
  • I overdosed on Ativan. Went into a coma, no one ever told me for how long. It was sheer will that brought me back. I was not ready to die.

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