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    Have you ever had a close call where you thought you might be leaving this planet? Did it change you in any way?

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    Had a brain haemorrhage 24 yrs ago, had cancer twice, live every day as if it's my last as well as I can, healthy as a butchers dog just now but you never know what's round the corner mate.

    jhharlan

    anything for attention, huh?
    ROMOS

    I try my best.
    mycatsmom

    good job, Romos. We're happy you're here. Adn that shows that cancer is not a death sentence. I had it too.
    Tommyh

    I'll say it again.Every day on this side of the grass is a bonus.LOL
    sunnyB

    I too had a Brain Haemorrhage Roy, did you have a opreration ? I didn't ,although I have a tiny anurisum which they said was too small to operate on, my bleed was from (apparantly) a rotten blood vessel, which sealed itself up again. Glad to here you are fit and healthy now, me too.
    ROMOS

    I had a 6 hr operation of which I can't remember a thing Dave, 9 months in hospital, year and a half learning to speak again(which some people now regret..LOL) have a slight dent on my left temple and a big scar to remind me of it now, fit as a fiddle now.
    bustieone

    The chicks like the scar, I bet.... Glad to hear that you are a healthy dog now! And you are correct, we never know, probably best, as I would not want to know what bad would be in store for me.. Regards, glad you are still in the ranks of the living!
    itsmee

    I too am glad you’re here. : )

    Nope. With the exception of the time I ran into a moving car-literally, I was two. Just remember coming back to the real world and crying............

    ROMOS

    And the............????
    Bob/PKB

    The car was totaled. Is that what you wanted to hear, ROMOS?
    ROMOS

    Of course, the rest of the.............
    Bob/PKB

    ...and crying, wondering what happened???
    jhharlan

    OK, I was at the beach with family and was running to the water and a car was coming (5 miles an hour) and I kept going and the car kept coming and I ran into the side of it.........knocked myself silly.....
    Benthere

    ....apparently, it has been a slow recovery ?
    jhharlan

    Very slow, thank you very much. Still have a fear of cars (not).....

    God gives me other challenges; life-threatening circumstances hasn't been one of them.  Yet. :)
    OTHER stuff has changed my expectations.  

    Ducky

    Moderator
    That's a good way to put it..."changed expectations". Too bad that it happens that way but that's life, isn't it?
    Bob/PKB

    Kinda stinks, but if you don't let go of what you thought "it" was going to be and come to terms with what "it" is, you've got a long time to be bitter or sad, or whatever. Thankfully, I didn't spend too much time in THAT place.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Agree.

    My first bout of malaria had me a bit worried. I still think that's what will take me in the end.It's hard to recover from.

    itsmee

    Are you recovered from it now? Will it just come back?
    Tommyh

    It comes back Itsmee.But it has been several years since I had a relapse.
    Bob/PKB

    I'm sorry to hear that. Hope you never have to deal with again and live for AT LEAST 36 more years.
    mycatsmom

    Tom,We're you in the military then ?
    Bob/PKB

    She means WERE you in the military, not WE ARE you in the military.
    Tommyh

    Yes I was in the military but that's a whole 'nuther story.One that I would prefer to leave alone.:)

    Yes I did have several brushes with death. It made me realize that altho' I don't have any family, God must want me here for a reason, so I try to make myself useful to people.

    Yup, about 30 years ago, motorcycle crash doing 65 mph. Thought I was a goner. Didn't change me though. Still lived life the way I had been living it. Just figured it wasn't my time to go.

    No. ""

    No, I'm still a conservative republican.

    Yes I had a Brain Haemorrage on the 12th Sept 2001 . The consultant told me I was one of the lucky 10 per cent most people drop down dead with them, my father was one of them when he was 55 years old.I remember gasping for breath as the ambulance arrived, didn't realise how serious it was at the time. I always believe the paramedic and the people at the hospital saved me from death or brain damage, I will always be grateful to them. It did change my outlook on life though, I now always look on the bright side of life, and don't take things too seriously.

    Bob/PKB

    This is incredible that we have both you and ROMOS to love and you both! Miracles, the both of youse!
    sunnyB

    Thanks Bob , I think I can safley say that we both love you too.

    I went for near death experiences like a duck to water. Been in hospitals a dozen times and woke up in a morgue once too. Shot twice, did drugs with enthusiasm and finally calmed down enough to get my life together. I have loved religions and went for all of them too. I’m very happy with what I have done in my life here and I am confident that after my body stops that infernal pumping all the time…that I’ll get some much needed rest.  

    itsmee

    What a story! I want to know more about this, but I don’t want to be nosy. I’ll just ask one question: How did it happen that you woke up in a morgue?
    robertgrist

    The details are thick and involve an excessive amount of intrigue. There are poisons that slows your heart to a point where no doctor can detect a sign of life. I, involuntarily ingested some in coffee from a roadside dinner. So when I felt sleepy, I pulled to the side of the road to take a nap….and woke up in a morgue at a hospital. Naked, cold and ticked-off because I knew what the drug was and what had happened…I got my stuff together, removed a restrictive toe tag, dressed myself and left a room full of other people on gurneys. My car was in the parking lot behind the morgue as I expected. The DOA papers on the gurney were useless, so I left…infuriated.
    There is a lot more to it than meets the eye, but there are those who play by rules that make conspiracies of every sort and mystery part of their every day and every way existence. I doubt there is a real need for their existence as a group.
    itsmee

    I wish you’d taken a couple of years and write a book about your “adventures.” I believe you could do the writing part but that’s only half. You’d also have to do the selling part. Could you? Have you ever thought about it?
    robertgrist

    I cannot write truthfully about my past because of the repercussions to other people and government clam shells. So that leaves me with a fictionalized version on another planet. No one could believe what happened, happened here on this world. I just have to leave the story as untouched as possible and whoever needs to know.
    itsmee

    I understand. At one time I tried to fictionalize my story. It lost its power and just wouldn’t work that way. Sheesh, there wasn’t even much that happened but it was just enough to totally screw up my present life if I wrote it out. I kinda laughed when you said you would have to locate your story on another planet. I think you would.


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