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Old 07-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #201
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As a teenager I spent a lot of time water skiing. Me and my buddies had just bought a new V-Handle ski rope. We had been using an old twin handle for a few years. Anyway I was on a slalom and having a great time. I was on the right side of the boat and started cutting left, just before the wake of the boat I cut hard back to the right just as my buddy turned the boat to the right (he thought I was crossing the wake to the left). As one of the comedians on the radio say, “Slack” is what you call a ski rope that is not “Taught”. I leaned back and raised my arms as high as I could to keep the rope out of the water and as I started sinking (the rope was about to be “Taught” again) I was doing some mental calculations in regard to the force about to be exerted on my arms and shoulders. Just as the rope got tight I decided to bail and let go of the rope. In the blink of an eye, I was airborne flipping end over end, all I could see was flashing images of sky and water alternating in my field of view. When I stopped again, my neck was on fire and the boat was coming towards me, my buddies had looks of horror on their faces. Once I got back in the boat, I kept putting my hands on my neck and pulling them away looking for blood. It felt like I was bleeding. It appears that the v-handle on the rope dropped straight over my head when I let go and I was snatched out of the water (I had sunk nearly to my waist at this point) by my head . The boat was doing about 30-35 MPH. I had a rope burn all the way around my neck as if I had been hanged. I was in great shape back then and very active and that’s probably why I didn’t get my neck snapped (along with some help from the man upstairs). I know something like that now would kill me.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #202
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Atthewall, the Bering Sea experience sent chills up my spine. I have been spooked offshore in 8' seas and can't even imagine 100' rouge waves. All I can say is, thank you for your service! I would be honored to buy you a cold Lone Star Beer one day.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #203
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Mt lion attack in big bend when I was a kid. Took 14 operations to put me back together.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #204
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A couple things while in the Army were too close for comfort.

Also was working in a mechanical room when a steam explosion occurred. That was a pants changer
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #205
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I was driving a company station wagon from Erie to Pittsburgh PA almost 30 years ago, and was drafting a Caddy as he was going over the speed limit and I figured I'd let him see the state trooper with radar. We were in the right lane, passing slower vehicles on the left in the middle of nowhere at about 9pm. We pull in the left lane to pass an 18 wheeler with a load behind him, and all of a sudden the plywood sides exploded out on his drivers side, and there are these big, square pieces of what was bouncing like giant chunks of foam rubber all over my lane. A split second later I realized that it was a truckload of belgian building blocks and those were each about a 20 pound piece of stone bouncing everywhere, and I drove my car through it. I felt a number bouncing up and hitting the body pan from the bottom, but somehow none of them hit the car or came through my windshield. We all pulled over and pieced together what had just happened.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #206
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I have a couple of stories but probably save those for my memoirs one day!!! LOL
Like the ole folks used to say.............."the day u are born are probably the closest to death you will be until you die!"
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #207
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Wow lots of scary stories. I've had a few but not many mostly car accidents where everyone was in serious to critical condition except for me. For some reason I was always able to walk away. I wish I had pics to really tell the story. I know in one accident I was coming home from a fishing trip in New Mexico. I had the right away to get onto the highway an an elderly couple had gotten distracted and pass their stop sign,crossed lanes, and hit me head on at 55mph. My wife who was my girlfriend at the time shattered her wrist and bruised her lungs and rib cage. The elderly man driving the pickup broke both his arms, had head trauma, glass stuck all over his his face and arms, and punctured a lung. His wife broke both of her arms, punctured both lungs, had glass stuck in her face and arms, and head-brain trauma. Unfortunately, she die a few days later because of her injuries. I was able to walk away with only a small gash across my body the seat beat left me. I was stunned that I had't gotten seriously hurt.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #208
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7-23-11 on a lioness hunt in South Africa. I was going to hunt a baited area but nothing was hitting the bait. As we were on the way back, there were a set of fresh tracks crossing our tracks. The guide told me to get my bow and come with him. It only took about 5 minutes to get our first view of her at about 45 yards. There was to much brush in the way to take a shot and she vanished in to the tall grass. We followed, after about 500 yards we lost her track. We were making big circles looking to pick up the track again when I decided to walk over to the guide and ask what plan "B" was, just as I was about to ask he started backing up as he shouldered his rifle. As we were backing up (rather quickly) she busted out of the grass with all of her fury, everything went in to slow motion. I could see the color of her eyes, the way her toes on her front feet were spreading out as she lunged closer to us, I could see how her ears were pinned back and the size of her teeth and hear the low repeated growl every time her back feet push her forward. At roughly 10 feet she turned and ran past us. After I regained my composure I ask the guide why he didn't shoot her and in a calm voice he replied "it was just a mock charge the next one will be real." I did manage to kill her about an hour later and how I was composed enough to take and make the shots I have no idea. ** Disclaimer** Verbiage has been cleaned up considerably for the green screen as well as the part of the story where I questioned his sanity.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #209
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As a teenager I spent a lot of time water skiing. Me and my buddies had just bought a new V-Handle ski rope. We had been using an old twin handle for a few years. Anyway I was on a slalom and having a great time. I was on the right side of the boat and started cutting left, just before the wake of the boat I cut hard back to the right just as my buddy turned the boat to the right (he thought I was crossing the wake to the left). As one of the comedians on the radio say, “Slack” is what you call a ski rope that is not “Taught”. I leaned back and raised my arms as high as I could to keep the rope out of the water and as I started sinking (the rope was about to be “Taught” again) I was doing some mental calculations in regard to the force about to be exerted on my arms and shoulders. Just as the rope got tight I decided to bail and let go of the rope. In the blink of an eye, I was airborne flipping end over end, all I could see was flashing images of sky and water alternating in my field of view. When I stopped again, my neck was on fire and the boat was coming towards me, my buddies had looks of horror on their faces. Once I got back in the boat, I kept putting my hands on my neck and pulling them away looking for blood. It felt like I was bleeding. It appears that the v-handle on the rope dropped straight over my head when I let go and I was snatched out of the water (I had sunk nearly to my waist at this point) by my head . The boat was doing about 30-35 MPH. I had a rope burn all the way around my neck as if I had been hanged. I was in great shape back then and very active and that’s probably why I didn’t get my neck snapped (along with some help from the man upstairs). I know something like that now would kill me.

That sir is by the grace of God. While wake boarding in 07 I did a flip, arm went through the handle and I fell. It dislocated my elbow and tore my bicep tendon partially and bicep partially. I went into shock of some sort when I got on the boat because I started drinking the water from Lake LBJ. Some of you may remember in 07 all the lakes closed from flooding, we went out on LBJ on the first day it opened, also the first of the lakes to open. It was super dirty. Docs took x rays, said it wasnt broken and sent me home. A week later I was back with MRSA infection. Hospitalized for a week with an IV every two hours.

My arm was still swollen for a week after I was released and I had an open wound wear the doctor had scraped off about a 3 inch by 2 inch patch wear the skin had died from a bruise. I got out of the shower and was carefully drying off and my arm popped open in a little hole on the wound and all sorts of jelly material came out. I thought my bicep had deteriorated into jelly but I could tell it felt way better and I could finally bend my arm, not completely.

I had a hole in my arm and could see my muscles moving around. Physical therapy began after that. My bicep tendon feels like its 3 inches in diameter compared to a little half inch like my other.

I know one day that this injury will take me away from bow hunting and I'll have to switch to a crossbow...

I dread that day but I know it's comin like the sun is gonna rise tomorrow
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #210
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I've been shot and left in the woods but managed to get to a road where a lady pulled over and took me to a hospital. I've passed out from carbon monoxid poison and spent some time in oxygen tent (close call). Faulty exhaust in a van. I've t-boned a cadillac while going 60 mph on a chopper (that hurt) and a drugged idiot tried to stab me but I actually put the hurt on him. One of the most fearful times was when I was caught in a major lighting storm while on a solo backcountry bowhunting trip for mule deer in Colorado. Fearful of lighting from then on. A few other close calls while in the military.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #211
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AtTheWall, I'm not sure how to respond to all of that, or any of this for that matter.

I can't think of any times where I was close to death. I guess I'm just waiting for that "one" time. In my profession, I see a lot of people dead from doing the same stuff I did as a kid and not giving an extra thought about it. I've bailed out of fast moving boats, climbed trees too high, fallen asleep while driving, had a shotgun pointed at me by a drunk hunter, given too must trust to people that I didn't really know, etc. I know there have been too many times where I have played with fire and have not been burned. I'll try to keep it that way too.
Actually, I remember choking at lunch with my oldest brother and parents in the Mess Hall at A&M by the Corp dorms. No air in or out, complete lock up. My mother freaked out, not sure what my dad did, but my brother hood slid across the table and Heimlich-ed me. Out came the food and then freaking out. Oh well, didn't keep me from eating ham steak though.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:59 PM   #212
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RPG hitting under 50 yards from tent. Knocked me out of my cot and shrapnal all throught the tent. Got lucky at the priced of some spoiled boxers! Haha.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #213
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January 09, 2010 Responded to a House Fire with my VFD, I made a initial offensive interior attack with two other Fire Fighters, A few min later we heard the evacuation order as horns and sirens sounded outside; in just seconds a huge rush of hot air hit us and I heard a sound I will never forget as the roof collapsed. We were not far from the front door ( 50 – 60 feet) but it seemed like a mile. I was hit by part of the interior roof as I dove out the front door, my helmet was knocked off, my air pack was twisted on my body and my bunker pants had a large tear across my left leg but some how I landed outside and was trying to stand up when I was dragged by other Fire Fighters away from the house. The other two Fire Fighters exited seconds before I did and said they could not see me until I hit the ground in front of the house. That was the closest I had ever come to being seriously hurt at a fire in my 15 years on our Department.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #214
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Thank you - I'll cover the 2nd round!


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Old 07-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #215
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Five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Fallujah is a whole other story. Life is a gift! Live it that way!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #216
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Good stories!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #217
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1965... 12 minutes flatlined. ER doc #1 gave up.

Thank God, #2 walking by, and hearing my mother's screams... did not.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #218
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Was in a Ford Explorer my freshman year with two of my buddies when my buddy rolled it three times on a dirt road. Never been so scared in my life.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #219
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I swam in to save a drowning elderly lady and her husband. She tried to crawl on top of me she was so scared. I didn't have the strength or the leverage to feel like I could knock her out after swimming so far. The last time she pushed me under I remember looking up as I tried to make it to the surface knowing that if she did it one more time that was it for me. I remember being disappointed that was how I was gonna go out. When she tried that last ime I pushed her away, grabbed her by her hair and put my hand in her face and bent her neck back to get her attention. I told her we were both about to die if she don't quit struggling. Somehow she quit which never happens and I was able to help her out and her husband. Her husband was easy to get he was so worn out he could barely struggle at all. I forgot to get their names when it was all over. We just sat there all three of us staring at the water. THis was at a very crowded swimming beach. I was disappointed at the amount of people who din't help. With just a couple other people it woulda been very easy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #220
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First I want to say thanks to all those who serve as soldiers, police, or firemen, whether on foreign shores, at sea, or here at home. Thank you and may God continue to watch over every one of you.

For me the closest I ever came was November 18, 1999 2:42 AM. That is when the Aggie bonfire collapsed killing 12 fellow aggies and wounding myself and 26 more. I had swapped places with someone earlier that night in order to be close to and keep an eye on my fish(corps freshman). It was the first time in 4 years of working on Bonfire that I ever moved down toward the bottom of stack. The top is where everyone wanted to be. You got the best view up there. That person did not make it. Gods hand was on me that night, and though I didn't understand it at the time(and in truth, still don't) I am eternally grateful every time I look into the eyes of my wife and son or see my son that is due in April kick.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #221
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Was driving one night when a deer ran in front of me. My thought was to slam on the breaks so I would miss the deer and not mess my grill on my truck. Well with an older truck without abs brakes it just locked up the back tires. I started fish tailing so I tried to correct it I over corrected next thing I know I'm going down the road sideways. My truck jumped up the curb and onto the dirt next to the road and the tires dug in and caught. When it caught it rolled once and I slammed into a tree. The tree hit right at the corner of the cab a few inches farther forward and I might not be here. I had to crawl out the passenger window. As soon as I got out and saw the damage of my truck I got really pi**** off so I punched my truck. Dang did that hurt my knuckles. Thank God for seat belts. My biggest injury was my knuckles from punching my truck. I wish I woulda just taken the deer out because it woulda been much cheaper to repair the grill then the whole entire body. I think God everyday for keeping me safe in that near death experience. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360628380.971674.jpg
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #222
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When I was real young I was shooting bows with several friends, after we all shoot and went to retrieve our arrows one of the kids decided it would be ok to shoot while we were all down range, he shot and grazed the top of my head with his arrow, a little lower and it would have been bad news
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #223
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Closest I ever came to dieing was February 3 rd of last year was sitting behind an 18 wheeler with .my .pregnant fiancee when another 18 wheeler hit us from behind running 50 miles per hour plus my fiancee lost our son she was carrying and almost died her self as for me I was banged up busted shoulder and busted up right one and very bad seat belt burns
So sorry to hear this. =( Glad you and your wife pulled through.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #224
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Driving home on my hayabusa on my 23rd birthday, I was going about 70 in no hurry at all for I had to wait for my wife at the time to drop off the kids so we could head to the lease. I was behind a volunteer fire truck when he all of a sudden slammed on his brakes. I grabbed mine front and back, I was so hard on the front brakes that my back wheel was just hovering, quickly looked over and could not switch lanes then just before hitting the back of the truck he swerves hard then BOOM there it was... a green plastic seed spreader in the middle of my lane The very instant my front wheel touched it, it locked up and body slammed me on the highway. I hit so fast that I couldn't even let go of the handle bars to brace myself. As im sliding facedown I look back to see a van stopping traffic in my lane so I dont get hit by an oncoming car. I jumped up to try and pick up my bike and thats when I realized I was hurt. I fell to the ground and rolled to the median and laid there till the ambulance arrived. I broke my collar bone and pulled a muscle in neck. Not one single scratch or drop of blood. Thankful for the van that saved my life by stopping the cars that werent paying attention. I was wearing leather jacket, pants, boots, and helmet. As I always do. They save your hide on a scooter.
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I had a younger stepbrother get mad at me once and shoot at me with a 357 several times outside our house in San Antonio when i was a teen.
I was hanging duct work in the attic of a 2 story house when the floor below gave way and I fell 2 stories down onto a box of gas pipe and fittings, had to actually drive myself to the emergency room ,
but most recently I was removing a treestand, when i lost my hand hold and fell and almost impaled myself on the tree sticks,
And I wonder why I'm afraid of heights!

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #226
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So sorry to hear this. =( Glad you and your wife pulled through.
I'm also sorry to hear this and glad you and your wife get the chance to try again.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #227
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holy cow!!! i think that i am very blessed now after reading all of this!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #228
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When I was 15 me and some buddies were bow fishing on the Canadian river, The gates were open and the water was really rolling. we were walking the bank watchin for gar. I stopped to take a shot and the bank gave way, and in I went. I tried to grab everything I could. But the roots and limbs just pulled outa the bank. Friends looked like they were in a track meet running along the bank. Finally one got ahead of me, he hung onto a tree, leaned out over the water and stretched out holding his bow out. I managed to grab it and they hauled me out.
Second time was during my Jr. yr. of HS. I was on the HS rodeo team, calf roped, bull dogged, and rode bare back bronc. I was up at a rodeo in Antlers Ok. Loaded up on bare back bronc, gave em a nod, chute gate swung open. Horse blew up, reared up coming outa the chute, flipped over backwards pinning me against the back of the chute, then wallerd around on me like I was a futon. My dad was in the stands, but when they got the horse off me he was nealing down by me and telling me I was gonna be alright, still dont know how he got there so quick. We found out later that the stock contractor hot shotted the horse when the gate opened.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #229
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When i was 36 i had a stroke and flat lined in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:38 AM   #230
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Was working for UPS at the hub by Harry Hines in Dallas.
I broke the unload record that week so the supervisor bought us a case of beer on that Friday (memorial day weekend). I had a car and had 5 that rode with me to work so we used to go to a park across the street on Friday to have a beer and wait for others to get off work so I could take em home. A guy on my crew was sitting on the hood of his car when some dudes threw a beer bottle that missed him and broke his windshield. There was 4 of them and when he went over he asked for help and the idiot I was went with him. Well, this 4 turned into probably 14 (mexican motorcycle gang)as there were a bunch hiding out.
There were probably 30 or more UPS guys there, some were real tough from the way they talked in the break room. So as 3 (another guy helped that I did not know at that time) of us were trying to fight our way from 14 or so kicking our arse the break room tough guys were running away. Anyway, I took a 7 inch blade in the side while fighting 3 of them, punctured my colon.
I was supposed to go to Arkansas that night and after all was said and done still planned on going even though blood was pumping out of that wound like it was being pushed by a water pump, though it didnt hurt.
Police and paramedics came and made me go with them, dang good thing cause it wasnt long until my gut swelled up like crazy and all that poison got into my system and I was in real pain. Would have died for sure if I would not have went. One of the other 3 that helped got popped in the back with the same knife twice and we went to Dedman (great name for a hospital) in the same ambulance. All the medical staff was freakin out over him and not me, maybe cause he was whining quite a bit and though I was in pain didnt think it was a life or death situation. They asked us to pee in a cup and when the other dude couldnt they gave him a catheter, after hearing him hollering I made sure to pee in that cup which made the blood really flow from my side. My sweats were soaked in blood. Doc finally came in and looked at him (getting all the attention) and me and told all he was worried about me. I did not freak out till he grabbed one of those 6 inch q-tips and stuck it all the way inside my wound. At that point the blood loss was getting to me and was hard to stay awake but very peaceful. Doc told me to call my folks to say tell them what was going on and say goodbye just in case. My dad answered the phone and when I told him what happened he said 'g-dangit Richard, I told you would never live to see 21..talk to your mother'. LOL Next thing I knew I woke up with in unbelievable pain and my folks were there by my side. Had a morphine machine which was nice unless you push the button too many times which caused a backoff algorithm to take hold.
Anyway, that is my story. One thing for sure is I always thought getting stabbed would really hurt, I didnt feel a thing. Only way I knew was (after I broke the stabbers nose) I felt something running down my leg and thought I peed myself, reached down to feel it and it was thicker than pee..then it triggered in my mind what had just happened.
There was a time when I was going to kill that dude out of revenge.

But nowdays I think he might have saved my life.

Guy who saved my life (the doctor that is) is named Dr. Fox. If you are on here Dr. Fox get a hold of me, would love to buy you a beer and a giant steak.
Wow, what a story. Glad you made it.

Not sure why but your story reminded me of the Hunger Games. Maybe it's the way you wrote the story or the mention of morphine.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:25 AM   #231
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:43 AM   #232
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Wow, what a story. Glad you made it.

Not sure why but your story reminded me of the Hunger Games. Maybe it's the way you wrote the story or the mention of morphine.
LOL, glad you enjoyed it.

I smile every day now. I lived a pretty rough life and my kids think I was something from the book outsiders. LOL

I was a bit ashamed of my scars on my body, but a bit proud also now. They are real tattoees.

I used to love to fight, like Alzado who said he never met a man he didnt want to fight. Well, that was all cool till that one night that changed my world. Praise the Lord. And may God bless Louis Randalll Hernandez.****head is lucky if he is still alive, I had friends after his ***.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #233
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16 yrs old, spending the summer in Houston withy dad. Was out with my older cousins playing basketball at a "rough" park. Had been thr for a couple hours, when in the middle of our game, a guy walked onto the court, pulled his gun and shot the guy guarding me twice on the chest. Now I grew up in the country, town of 1500, so I had never seen anyone get shot. Let alone murdered. The guy who fired the gun was behind so it all scared me crapless. Everyone scattered and I just froze. My cousins were screaming run but I couldn't move. After about 5 secs I came back to earth and turned on the jets.

Have never been closer than that. That guy could've shot me too. For just standing there or anything. Never played ball there again!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #234
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Was in a head on wreck on Boerne stage rd back in 1986 , I had just left a buddy's house and had only traveled about 100 yards heading towards I-10 , I woke up 10 days later in intensive care & they told me I was dead when life flight landed with me , suffered intense head trauma. I thank the good lord every day for giving me a second chance !!
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:25 PM   #235
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #236
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1997 had an exwife try to poison me , 2004 steped backward on a rattle snake in south texas , god saved me both times.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:53 PM   #237
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Almost was killed by a tornado. And I don’t mean just seeing the twister from a distance either. It dropped down so fast and I had no way of seeing it coming. By the time I heard it all I could do was try to run. Tall Trees had prevented me from seeing it coming as it dropped low. It took everything I had to hang onto a stationary object for dear life to keep from becoming airborne. Then flying debris nearly got me in the end. It took a few days for everything to sink in. It happened so fast.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #238
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Wow, some scary stuff on this one. Was at the lake with my family and friends daughter was 7 at the time it was really windy and I had a few to many beers.They were playing with a little inflatable ball and it got away from them, no problem I swam after it as it flew across the lake in the wind finally caught up to it and swam on back. Soon as I give it back to the kids 5 minutes later it’s taking off again. So being my cocky drunken self I take off after it again. This time I had gotten way out there chasing it down and started to wear down rapidly. I was starting to sink from not having the energy to swim any more so I paddle my tail off to stay afloat. This totally gassed me was starting to black out and breath in water, all I could think of was my daughter is fixing to watch me die.the thought of that and god put one more burst of energy in me. The ball was only 10 Feet away at this time. I closed my eyes and swam as hard as I could finally get to the ball and floated on it throwing up the water I swallowed. While thanking the good lord As I floated back. Probably doesn’t sound like much compared to the other posted here but I thought I was a dead man still randomly think about the fear I felt that day.

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:03 PM   #239
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I was surveying in the mountains of Utah back in 2007. Had some shell rock give away and lost my footing. I slid a good 50 feet down into a canyon. Had a 50lb gps backpack on my back. On my slide down I tore my dome cable up on my pack. Thats what communicated with the satelites. No way to tell where I was. I tried crawling back up several times and wasnt possible. I couldnt get nobody on a two way radio. They flew us in and dropped us off in the mornings and would pick us up in the afternoons. I mean litetaly in the middle of nowhere. There were prarrie rattlers, mountain lion, and bears on this job. I dang sure didnt want to be walking down that brushy winding canyon. I was easy prey. I finaly headed in the direction I felt best. The brushy trees were nearly impossible to crawl through with the bulky gps pack on my back. As im on my journey I notice something white underneath a rock overhang on the side of the canyon walls. As I ease up there I notice it was a recently killed antelope. Thats when my mind and addrenaline got the best of me. I got on the move super pronto!! I have never been spooked so bad in my life. I walked several miles before I came to a place to crawl back up to the top. Finaly got radio waves and called for help. It was a happy sound hearing the helicopter coming. I spent 7 hours trapped in that canyon. I watched my step extra careful after that. It was a miracle the fall didnt break my neck. The pilot said the weight of the gps pack on my back was the only think that saved me from rolling all the way down. Seing that freshly killed antelope scared me worse than the fall. I also hit a full grown angus bull running 70 mph in the fog. Totaled the truck and bull. I walked out without a scratch. Share your stories
I don't know how you found that job, but that sounds like a dream job for me. I would love to be dropped off in the middle of nowhere all day, for a job.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:21 PM   #240
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:36 PM   #241
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Well probably back in 1976, I was 16 and had my drivers license, Mom and Dad let me take the 1971 Plymouth Fury III out, went to a party, was drinking, while driving home from a party out in the country the road zigged and I zagged, rolled car three times and hit an embankment, never should have walked away from that accident, did not get a scratch, I have done some other dumb *** things since then but I do thank the Lord he was watching over me that night. To make things worse we were poor, that was the only car we had, somehow we got through it, my parents were amazing, sure do mss them.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:37 PM   #242
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Two timer here. Heart attack in my early thirties and in 2014 had a stroke.


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Old 09-12-2018, 10:44 PM   #243
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80mph sliding a motorcycle under a semi-trailer. Didn't quite clear it. Head hit the front jack supports. All my fault and grinded it out. Skin loss was the toughest.

Neurosurgery to remove 1.2cm tumor. This was a life changer. Issues continue.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:54 PM   #244
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1988, new job and brand new company car ( Ford Taurus), driving down a hill in the rain and a school bus decided to turn across my lane into a parking lot, my car went completely under the bus, I remember thinking I would lay down to avoid decapitation, didn’t work out that well. I was knocked unconscious, gratefully, because my car ruptured the fuel tank on the bus and my car remained running. It took 110 minutes to remove me from the wreckage, I woke up up 2days later.
2014 drank beer with a buddy one night, peed blood the next day, they found bladder cancer and the mri they took of my bladder shower another problem, I was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I was told the mortality rate is 93%. 6 surgeries later and I am happy to tell folks, That Drinking Beer Saved my Life! };O
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #245
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Five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Fallujah is a whole other story. Life is a gift! Live it that way!
Thank you brother.

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:57 PM   #246
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One September, back in my 20's(1985-86), as I was wading In chest deep water(almost over my waders)in a local reservoir along the Brazos River, while Teal hunting with a couple of friends, when I stepped up on a huge log to gain a little height.. I stood there for about 10-15 seconds and the log suddenly took off. All I remember was going under, dropping my shotgun, and as a came up to the surface a huge, powerful tail, grazing me in the side of the head as my buddy was firing 12 gauge rounds 2 feet above and over my head into the head of a monster 12'+ gator.. It was a little sketchy..

True story..
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:12 PM   #247
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Waiting behind another car at a red light. Light turns green, car in front turns left and I proceed to cross the intersection. Loaded dump truck blows through the red light clipping the front bumper of my VW bug and spinning me around 360 degrees. I was unharmed but the car that turned left before me was not as lucky.

Wading a reservoir at Anahuac NWR and slipped into a hyacinth covered canal...way over my head. Weighted down by shells and waders full of water I was headed for the bottom but my shotgun hung on the hyacinths and allowed me to pull myself to the surface.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:23 PM   #248
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Man what a thread!
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:35 PM   #249
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Towards the end of my stint in the steel mill, ladle busted open on the bottom just after i got done cleaning the loading track area. Molten steel shooting out put a hole in the shovel i was carrying. Easily could have been my head give or take a few steps.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:49 PM   #250
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I was working a delivery route that had me loading a truck at 4:30AM 6 days a week. I had a 45 minute drive to get to work so 2:45-3:00AM wake up call caught up to me one morning when I fell asleep behind the wheel. I ran off the road and center punched an oak tree that measured 40” across at the base. I woke up when I hit the curb just in time to stomp on the brakes. I would have been much better off staying asleep for impact. When I locked down on the breaks I basically locked all of the joints on the right side of my body in line from my toes to my shoulders. It jacked me up. Tore all the ligaments/tendons in every toe on my right foot, crouched the lower joint in my ankle. Broke my right hip, split my right knee cap in half, broke 3 ribs on my right side, and fractured my right shoulder.

They cut me from the car and careflighted me to the hospital where I spent the rest of the day in surgery. A week later I went home, 4 months later I walked again for the first time and I went back to work after 9 months. I took about 6 years to be able to walk without a limp and my right ankle and toes are still fubar. God was certainly watching over me.
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