I suddenly remembered a very bad experience and I want to share it with you.
March 12, 2007 6:45am CST
When I was pregnant with my first born (1998), we went to the beach cos the doctors say salt water is good for swollen feet. So my hubby, very lovingly, holding my hand, was walking on the white sand. Suddenly a huge tide came and i was just floating into the sea. My God, I didnt know what to do and most importantly, i did not feel any thing. I was holding on to my hubby's hand very tightly and, he was holding me for dear life. In about 15 seconds, the tide went back and we were just standing. (I had to apply oil to my hubby's arm for a number of days, that's a different story) Anyway, like to share your worst experience?
• United States
13 Mar 07
To pick just one experience that has stood out in my life. I remember when my family just started going to the desert and riding dirt bikes. We rode this one trail as fast as we could, but it had whoops (several small speed bump or larger sized obstacles to ride over). For me on a quad, it was just a pain and slowed me down. For motorcycles it was nothing and they could still keep up their speed. Well, I noticed a side trail that was flat and I figured I could keep up with the others if I just stayed along the side. Well, the side trail went around the side of a hill and I figured it'll go around and then meet up with the main rode momentarily and no big deal. Of course its dusk too and I don't have my safety pack with a drink, compass, or anything. The side trail went off in its own direction and never met back up to the trail. Well going 30-60mph, you can get far without realizing. I sure enough was lost in the desert...alone. I turned around and figured I'd follow my trail back to where I got off the road. I now notice going backward, The trail I had taken had passed a few other forks in the road and my sense of direction was getting confused. All I could do is face the fact I did a really stupid thing and start praying, as I continued on the trail back. I remember saying out loud, "Well God, its you and me now and I'm lost, but I know you created this place and know exactly where I need to go help me find my way, I'm really scared that its going to be dark and cold soon too, please help me." I remember getting a really peaceful feeling all of a sudden and within about 10min. I found a trail leading to the Main Road that I recognized. I waited another 10 min. and my husband came flying down the trail and caught up with me yelling at me, how stupid I was. I just laughed and said I know, but thank God I found you. He shut up and we all went back to camp. That was such an intense feeling of being fearful and then such a sense of peace out of nowhere.
• United States
19 Apr 07
I remember when I was younger we had a swimming pool with a low diving board. My little brother was about 8 years old and he would hang on the diving board from underneath it. Half his body in the water and the other half bouncing with the board. My older brother would get on top of the board and lightly bounce him to try to knock him off. It became a game. One day my older brother's friend did it but very hard. My little brother hit his head on the board on went on conscious for a few moments and down in the water he went. No one was paying attention, but then noticed he wasn't coming up for air. My older brother dove in and got him out. Thank the Lord it was only a few seconds and my younger brother was fine. It's that quick that freaky things happen. Didn't keep my little brother from doing it again though. My parents had to finally remove the diving board because of it being dangerous and tempting. It amazes me how fear can grip us so deep that it keeps us from enjoying simple things. My grandmother still has a fear of water, she can bearly take a bath even because of it.
• United States
9 May 07
Wow. Its far more frightening experience than mine Juls. When you are in a swimming pool, you tend to forget about others. That happens to me when our whole family was in a pool at a hotel and my son, he has gone down and come up all by himself and until he himself told us, we didnt have a clue. Anyway, your li'l bro must be very lucky.
• Sri Lanka
12 Mar 07
Even i have had a drowning experience, its really scary, i almost drowned in the swimming pool deep end when i was a kid.. i can still remember trying to come up, but i just couldnt, n the water just would nt go away, filling up everything.. luckily my mom saw me n she jumped in clothes n all.. lol.. wat an experience.. i still go swimming once in away, but i prefer sticking to the corners, where i can always get a grip
12 Mar 07
hi,friend,you are greatful to your hubby.Its a dangerous experience.thank god. In my case,when i was 13 years old,i went to swim in local canal along with friends.I was just escaped from drowning in to canal as there was so muddy beneath the canal.Of course later i was faced a blow from my dad.
7 May 07
How lucky you were Sherine, and also that your husband was with you at the time, holding tight onto you. My worst experience was many years ago. We had visitors one night and they didn't leave till the early hours of the morning, so I tidied up the kitchen and then went to bed. The next morning I was not feeling so well, and could not even make much of an effort to clean up. When my husband got home from milking, he immediately phoned the Doctot, but couldn't get the specialise I used to see. So he phoned our local Doctor who was not on duty and the girl there was offhand, but he took me in. As soon as I arrived they put me straight into a room and when the Doctor saw me, he said to get to hospital. I wasn't too concerned as by this time I was not feeling all that bad, so I got my things from home and went to the hospital. The hospital was not happy with me, as the Doctor had phoned them over an hour before and said they had to do certain tests, but they admitted me. By the time I changed, I could hardly walk so they put me in a wheelchair to go down to pathology for blood tests and ultrasound. They took me straight from there to the operating theatre. I had an ectopic pregnancy which had burst, which is why I was not in all that much pain but my system was being poisoned. I was in a pretty bad way, although it was some days before I realised this of course. Several years before this, my appendix had ruptured and again by the time I saw the Doctor the pain had all but gone, so I took my own sweet time getting to the hospital. That time I spend 18 days in hospital, in isolation, due to the fact that I was infectious. The third time I had chest pains but saw a Doctor who told me I had a heart condition. Kept me in hospital for a couple of days and gave me medication. I was not happy with it so we returned south to see our old family Doctor. He ordered an immediate stress test which had to be done in another town. The day after the test I had to see him, and as soon as I walked into his rooms he handed me the slip to be admitted to hospital. Told me that I was to go straight to hospital and my husband could get my things for me. So that was it, and I then spend 10 days in hospital waiting for an operation for an unstable heart condition. Now I take no chances whatsoever with my health. I think I have had all the "breaks" that I will ever get and being lucky that 3 times I have been in a life threatening position and lived, is a good enough warning for anyone.