Closest you have been to death?

Would be interested to hear everyone’s?

Mine was when I had a seizure in my sleep last year due to low blood sugar.
  • I was resuscitated and given CPR two weeks ago after I stopped breathing for 5 minutes
  • Fell out of a 30 metre pine tree when about 12 years old and every painful branch broke my fall
  • Fell off the cliffs at Whitburn when I was around 8 and landed almost unhurt on sand. Have a small scar on my back off a small stone/shell
  • Ran into the road as a 7 year old and tripped over my untied laces before I'd got to the oncoming car. As the car braked I fell forward and hit my head off the wheel arch instead of going under the wheels
  • Was found unconscious in school toilets at 5 year old after being poisoned with labernum seeds and was rushed to hospital, stomach pumped and in hospital for 2 weeks.
  • I was resuscitated and given CPR two weeks ago after I stopped breathing for 5 minutes
  • Fell out of a 30 metre pine tree when about 12 years old and every painful branch broke my fall
  • Fell off the cliffs at Whitburn when I was around 8 and landed almost unhurt on sand. Have a small scar on my back off a small stone/shell
  • Ran into the road as a 7 year old and tripped over my untied laces before I'd got to the oncoming car. As the car braked I fell forward and hit my head off the wheel arch instead of going under the wheels
  • Was found unconscious in school toilets at 5 year old after being poisoned with labernum seeds and was rushed to hospital, stomach pumped and in hospital for 2 weeks.
Also while at Nissan in the unit shop I drove through a diesel spill without realising on a painted concrete floor on a tow tractor. I tried braking, then steering, pulling the wheel so hard I snapped the steering bolt and crashed into stillages of cylinder heads stacked about 6 metres high.

As I hit them they rocked violently backwards and forwards and eventually came to a stop. It's the only time I can ever remember freezing through fear :lol:
Walking home one night pissed I kicked a football over a metal spiked fence. Went to retrieve it and slipped putting the spike through my throat and another through my chin. Managed to get off and to a phone box across the road. Phoned an ambulance and my dad. Told my dad I think I’m done in. Spent the night in surgery and had a blood transfusion. Remember seeing blood just pumping out of me and thinking there’s no way this can last. Weird experience.
My sister did similar as a kid on the metal railings near McDonald's on Durham Rd. Not as bad as yours by the sound of it but went straight through her cheek and her head looked like a toffee apple on a stick :lol:
Every time I closed my eyes I could see them. They were just people going about their business but they weren’t nurses or anything. They were just regular people.....children too. I’d be watching them and thinking “why don’t they get out of my room when I’m trying to sleep?” It was relentless and then after a couple of days I didn’t see them anymore. The strongest medication I was on was paracetamol. It wasn’t scary.

Can you feel them in your head still? I can.
I had an 'experience' in the old hanger at Nissan and told my supervisor that I wouldn't go in there again. Instead of laughing or getting angry he said ok and told me his sister was a matron at Havlock hospital and they regularly had the place exorcised :eek:
Similar for me.
I collapsed and was unconscious and unresponsive, due to severe hypoglycemia.
I'd felt ropey for the previous few days, and put it down to having a bug.
I remember getting out of bed, but it felt like I was dreaming, and the next thing I knew, was when I was in an ambulance being rushed to hospital.
After four days of MRI and CT scans, countless blood tests and brain scans, I was allowed back home.
I was told, if I hadn't been found in time, I wouldn't be alive today.
I have adrenal damage and still have to go back to hospital for quarterly scans and blood tests and am on medication now, but it's a tiny price to pay, in order to keep an eye on my wellbeing.
My son is type 1 diabetic and before he was diagnosed last year he was losing a load of weight. I used to bring him a full box of Krispy Creme donuts back and try to force him to eat them all. Doctors couldn't understand how he wasn't in a coma.
 
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muggboots

Striker
Severe dehydration / alcohol poisoning.
Kept trying to push through it, but everything I ate or drank over an 8hour period just came back up.
Went for a walk at the shopping centre (this is in vegas by the way), and my face went numb, and I slid down a wall onto the floor and started convulsing.
Pretty scary tbh.

That, and being distracted at 70mph on the A19 in the 90's, and didn't realise there was stationary traffic that I was about to plow into. Last second I veered into the other lane without checking (no time), and by pure luck, I avoided the accident. Considering the car I was in (a knackered, ancient Micra), I would have been in big trouble.
Aye, that would have been big trouble in little Micra.
 
Choked on a gob stopper that I got lodged in my throat when I was about 7 or 8, ran home (I was playing out at the time) and into the house. I couldn’t speak I was just gargling and choking. My dad jumped up picked me up by my legs, put me upside down and belted my back and it flew out. Very lucky. If my dad wasn’t in i’d have been dead.
 
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  • I was resuscitated and given CPR two weeks ago after I stopped breathing for 5 minutes
  • Fell out of a 30 metre pine tree when about 12 years old and every painful branch broke my fall
  • Fell off the cliffs at Whitburn when I was around 8 and landed almost unhurt on sand. Have a small scar on my back off a small stone/shell
  • Ran into the road as a 7 year old and tripped over my untied laces before I'd got to the oncoming car. As the car braked I fell forward and hit my head off the wheel arch instead of going under the wheels
  • Was found unconscious in school toilets at 5 year old after being poisoned with labernum seeds and was rushed to hospital, stomach pumped and in hospital for 2 weeks.

Also while at Nissan in the unit shop I drove through a diesel spill without realising on a painted concrete floor on a tow tractor. I tried braking, then steering, pulling the wheel so hard I snapped the steering bolt and crashed into stillages of cylinder heads stacked about 6 metres high.

As I hit them they rocked violently backwards and forwards and eventually came to a stop. It's the only time I can ever remember freezing through fear :lol:

My sister did similar as a kid on the metal railings near McDonald's on Durham Rd. Not as bad as yours by the sound of it but went straight through her cheek and her head looked like a toffee apple on a stick :lol:

I had an 'experience' in the old hanger at Nissan and told my supervisor that I wouldn't go in there again. Instead of laughing or getting angry he said ok and told me his sister was a matron at Havlock hospital and they regularly had the place exorcised :eek:

My son is type 1 diabetic and before he was diagnosed last year he was losing a load of weight. I used to bring him a full box of Krispy Creme donuts back and try to force him to eat them all. Doctors couldn't understand how he wasn't in a coma.
Strangely enough, i'm not diabetic.
I've found out a person can suffer severe hypoglycemia and not be diabetic.
I'd been bad since 2008; and had quickly dropped from 12 stones, to just over 8 stone, in no time at all.
I had all kinds of tests done (tested for cancer) but it was eventually found I had a thyroid problem.
Though my condition should have seen me gaining weight, rather than losing weight.

After I collapsed last Summer, I was eventually given hydrocortisone tablets, and finally after 11 long years, my weight has finally gone up to 11.7 stones and I now feel as good as I was, before becoming ill in 2008.
 
  • I was resuscitated and given CPR two weeks ago after I stopped breathing for 5 minutes
  • Fell out of a 30 metre pine tree when about 12 years old and every painful branch broke my fall
  • Fell off the cliffs at Whitburn when I was around 8 and landed almost unhurt on sand. Have a small scar on my back off a small stone/shell
  • Ran into the road as a 7 year old and tripped over my untied laces before I'd got to the oncoming car. As the car braked I fell forward and hit my head off the wheel arch instead of going under the wheels
  • Was found unconscious in school toilets at 5 year old after being poisoned with labernum seeds and was rushed to hospital, stomach pumped and in hospital for 2 weeks.

Also while at Nissan in the unit shop I drove through a diesel spill without realising on a painted concrete floor on a tow tractor. I tried braking, then steering, pulling the wheel so hard I snapped the steering bolt and crashed into stillages of cylinder heads stacked about 6 metres high.

As I hit them they rocked violently backwards and forwards and eventually came to a stop. It's the only time I can ever remember freezing through fear :lol:

My sister did similar as a kid on the metal railings near McDonald's on Durham Rd. Not as bad as yours by the sound of it but went straight through her cheek and her head looked like a toffee apple on a stick :lol:

I had an 'experience' in the old hanger at Nissan and told my supervisor that I wouldn't go in there again. Instead of laughing or getting angry he said ok and told me his sister was a matron at Havlock hospital and they regularly had the place exorcised :eek:

My son is type 1 diabetic and before he was diagnosed last year he was losing a load of weight. I used to bring him a full box of Krispy Creme donuts back and try to force him to eat them all. Doctors couldn't understand how he wasn't in a coma.
What was your experience in the Nissan hanger?
 

buster

Winger
Struck by lightning twice. Once in the shower during a hurricane in the Colombian Andes, second in the commander's seat of a Spartan CVR(T) in West Germany.

Couple of months ago I had a bite of beautiful roast beef. Suddenly I was having a lovely warm, soft dream. Until my wife smacked my back and dislodged it. I was looking extremely closely at my meal, almost face in it.

She still hasn't forgiven me for hurting her thumb with my back. But to be fair she still hasn't forgiven me for turning up in Hussar uniform with sabre and upstaging her on her wedding day 38 years ago.

Do any sabre rattling that night then ?
 
Probably when I was a baby and had whooping cough. Apparently it was canny serious and can be deadly. Thankfully, I can remember fuck all about it :)
 

Keyser Soze

Winger
When travelling through Laos 20 years ago, spent a couple of days at a cheap hotel. I was on one of their plastic sun-loungers throughout the day, then around 4.00pm popped over to the pool bar with the missus for a couple of beers.

About 5 mins later a large gust of wind dislodged several large coconuts (inside their outer layer - exocarp) from the tree directly above our loungers. They smashed onto and through my lounger, right where head would have been. The whole place, mainly Laotians looked our way and were giving it 'oooooohhhh...lucky boy'

My funeral would have been class mind, as my mates would have had to make it coconut themed !! ;)
 

JL1985

Winger
Got beaten up from a random attack on Xmas Eve 2003. It's had a devestating effect on my life and the main reason for my depression and anxiety. I won't post details of the attack but the nurse told me when I eventually came round that it's the worst injuries she's ever seen from someone beaten up and surviving. The lad who done it got 6 months and served 3 🙄
Ive liked your post but obviously I don't like it, you know what i mean.
 

humbug

Striker
Can't think of owt ,there's probably been a few in my 42 years riding motorbikes but you tend to just forget about them .
same here, you do tend to brush off the close calls. the nearest i've come to anything major (up to now-touch wood) was riding through france on the way to portugal. rode through the night from here via dover and fell asleep north of bordeaux, ended up going off the road and through some trees. luckily managed to stay upright and unhurt.
 

lostinfrance

Central Defender
Ran out of air 20 metres down in the harbour in Malta.

Got washed off my feet on the foredeck of a boat in a storm off cap trafalgar at 2 o’clock In the morning.
Fortunately went all the way down the side deck and slammed into the bulwarks on the aft deck.

Hit a white line with my front wheel on my bike overtaking a juggernaut in the pissing down rain on a Spanish motorway. Lost control completely and just let go of everything. Somehow managed to stay on more by good luck than good judgment.
 

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