The closest to death you've ever been?

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09 Jul 2009, 5:58 am

Nearly drowned at 5 and well at 12 months old had a very bad respiratory infection they thought would cause my lungs to collapse.



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09 Jul 2009, 10:15 pm

I nearly died once, when I was climbing the wrecked ruins of a castle not too far from where I live, on top of a hill top. There was a section of the castles hallway in which the floor had collapsed, and I wanted to get to the other side so I could scale the vertical wall and get to the highest point of the ruins. I put my feet one side of the gap, and my arms on the adjacent wall. The drop was several storeys. At one point I was over stretched, and has to "jump" with my hands and cross the gap before I fell down. I made it anyways :D I also almost slipped off the wall I was trying to scale when a gust of wind came, the castle is the highest point in miles so the winds are very strong :lol:


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09 Jul 2009, 10:19 pm

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Just as I thought things couldn't get much worse, I ended up behind enemy lines... got captured... tortured for 2-3 hours not sure how long exactly... placed before a mock firing squad.... then locked up and used as a human shield. I escaped after 19 days, quite cleverly I just walked out through the front gate.

I was just 18 years old. I had PTSD for a number of years. It kind of faded on its own. I'm back to being a typical Aspie.


Wow, I can hardly complain about my life experiences after reading that. 8O


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10 Jul 2009, 1:07 am

Brittany2907 wrote:
Dilbert wrote:
Just as I thought things couldn't get much worse, I ended up behind enemy lines... got captured... tortured for 2-3 hours not sure how long exactly... placed before a mock firing squad.... then locked up and used as a human shield. I escaped after 19 days, quite cleverly I just walked out through the front gate.

I was just 18 years old. I had PTSD for a number of years. It kind of faded on its own. I'm back to being a typical Aspie.


Wow, I can hardly complain about my life experiences after reading that. 8O

I was thinking the same thing, hard for me to complain when people have been threw much worse

for me it was a few atempted suicides, a few times people tried to kill me, the worst being thrown off a highway overpass, and a few times I had guns and knifes pointed at my head among a bunch of other things like accidents and stuff, but probably doesnt compare to when people have been threw things like war, so I guess I am lucky I never had to experience anything like that



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10 Jul 2009, 3:20 am

I watched my grandfather die in the hospital 8 years ago.

My personal closest call was when I was in high school and I had just watched a movie at night at a theater with a church group. My mother always wanted me to stop to call home before I left because she was paranoid so I was the last one to leave. I parked pretty far away. As I headed to my car there was another car that drove at me and it hit me head on. I flipped awkwardly over the hood and the rear tires ran over my legs and I landed face down. Surprisingly it didn't really hurt. The driver and the passenger got out of the car and headed towards me as somehow I managed to get back up. The driver was shocked to see me get up and the passenger said to the driver "get him." He pulled out a knife and headed towards me. It was a struggle for my life but I was a lot bigger than he was and overpowered him, the passenger was a woman and wanted no piece of me after seeing that. I then got in my car and drove home. Of course I heard it from my mother when I came home later than she expected with my clothes torn and me bleeding. I woke up in the middle of the night with my legs in a great deal of pain. I wasn't able to walk for days, apparently the adrenaline was why I was able to get back up. That's when I realized just how close a call that really was.


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10 Jul 2009, 9:17 am

Brittany2907 wrote:
Dilbert wrote:
Just as I thought things couldn't get much worse, I ended up behind enemy lines... got captured... tortured for 2-3 hours not sure how long exactly... placed before a mock firing squad.... then locked up and used as a human shield. I escaped after 19 days, quite cleverly I just walked out through the front gate.

I was just 18 years old. I had PTSD for a number of years. It kind of faded on its own. I'm back to being a typical Aspie.


Wow, I can hardly complain about my life experiences after reading that. 8O



Dilbert might feel otherwise but my feelings is that being an Aspie in an NT world is much tougher than fighting a war
While in combat u r so full of adrenalin and the action is so engrossing (killing the other guy before he kills you) and the scene is full of effects and noise it's almost surreal
U can see your friends blown to pieces and u just go on fighting as u have no choice and no time to feel
u feel the fear,nausea and tiredness only between combats and after it's all over when u safe home (hence the PTSD)

Living as AS it's just never ending sh%%t coming your way and unlike in a war i can see no end insight
all u can see is a big black wall that u know will probably never go away
u different
u will always loose no matter what u do
u will always be wrong even when,especially when, u r right

I too experienced PTSD and like DiIlbert wrote it tend to fade eventually
AS is forever



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10 Jul 2009, 12:01 pm

When I was too young to remember, I apparently wriggled out of my car seat while my mom went into a convience store and I shifted the parked car into neutral and it rolled backwards into 40mph traffic. The way my mom tells it 3 cars just barely missed smashing into the car full speed, as if it were perfectly timed, and the van lost momentum and rolled to a stop in the parking lot on the other side of the road. Probably wouldnt have survived that had one of the cars t-boned the van i was in.
Knock on wood, never really experianced anything else.
As for witnessing or being there when people have died...more often than i care to share.


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10 Jul 2009, 3:35 pm

Let's see, i almost got rolled over by 2 cars when i was younger... i've fell on my head a couple times (the most recent one involved stitches...), and huh, that doesn't really count, but i've once tried stone hopping along a road that was near a cliff, i fell on the side of the road, but still cut my leg where it links with the feet. =/ stitches again. Otherwise, not much.