What's the scariest moment of your life?

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Lonelydaisy Thu 29-Jul-21 00:22:00

Following on from a thread I read earlier..

What's the most scariest life event you've been through?

Mine would be a stroke at 25 years old.

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LondonGrimmer Thu 29-Jul-21 00:23:07

Being in a coma at 33.

Sparklesocks Thu 29-Jul-21 00:28:04

Being in a (licensed) minicab after a night out with some friends and the driver got lost, started crying and driving erratically round the streets in circles at top speeds saying he was going to kill himself. We had to call 999 from the car and have the operator talk him down.

peachgreen Thu 29-Jul-21 00:29:34

Finding my husband dead on our bed. I will never, ever be able to unsee it. It was horrendous. Almost as bad was having to do CPR even though I knew it was pointless. But the fear I felt when I found him will stay with me forever.

yacketyyak Thu 29-Jul-21 00:36:02

@peachgreen that's horrendous. You brave girl.

The scariest moment of my life was birthing DD1.
She was back to back and my contractions were putting pressure on her head, causing her heart rate to drop dangerously low. They had to knock me out and do an emergency crash c section.

I ended up with PTSD. The scariest moment of my life. My DH thought he was going to lose both of us

VienneseWhirligig Thu 29-Jul-21 00:39:27

Holding DH's hand while he died. Having to get up the next day knowing he was gone. After that, nothing else can scare me.

AlexandraQueen Thu 29-Jul-21 00:40:50

Bad landing on an internal flight in a country that is not know for good h&s! The plane was on its side, wing inches from the ground. Genuinely thought we were going yo die.

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Moongazingbare Thu 29-Jul-21 00:42:06

Seeing my 7 month old turn blue from choking and the rattle noise that came from his windpipe when I dislodged and removed the blockage

Moongazingbare Thu 29-Jul-21 00:42:46

AlexandraQueen

Bad landing on an internal flight in a country that is not know for good h&s! The plane was on its side, wing inches from the ground. Genuinely thought we were going yo die.

I’d struggle to fly again after that. Are you ok flying since?

user1473878824 Thu 29-Jul-21 00:42:55

@peachgreen @VienneseWhirligig I’m so sorry xx

FuzzyClutter Thu 29-Jul-21 00:43:49

When my daughter got kidnapped and I thought for 5 days I would never see her again.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 29-Jul-21 00:45:32

peachgreen

Finding my husband dead on our bed. I will never, ever be able to unsee it. It was horrendous. Almost as bad was having to do CPR even though I knew it was pointless. But the fear I felt when I found him will stay with me forever.

I was thinking about you and your LO the other day & was wondering how you are coping.
sending you both much loveflowers

ScarfsForAllSeasons Thu 29-Jul-21 00:46:53

Having my first epileptic fit (awake). Thought I was dying.

cantbelieveallforme Thu 29-Jul-21 00:47:50

Got stuck under a bouncy castle age 6 . Somehow wedged between two layers of plastic . Had to get yanked out by 6 men; my mum was more hysterical than I was but I still have funny feelings of claustrophobia and a fear of inflatables years and years on - can remember the smell and what it felt like not being able to breathe . My poor mum was more hysterical than I was and needed treatment from ambulance herself to calm down - I was just given oxygen for a bit and sent home with just bruises .

GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing Thu 29-Jul-21 00:49:26

God these are horrible. flowers for your all.

Mine is either - thinking Ds was dead when he fell and banged his head (unconscious), Dd being in hospital with an asthma attack that wasn’t responding or Dd having either of two operations as a baby.

EKGEMS Thu 29-Jul-21 00:53:45

Being told the adult RN who floated to PICU had overdosed my eight month old son on life support with 500 mg of IV vancomycin instead of 55 mg. Wasn't sure if his kidneys or his hearing would be destroyed or if he would survive the night. (The policy of floating adult care RNs to pediatric units stopped within five minutes of the error being discovered) Thankfully he was alright but we were unsure of his hearing for months-first hearing screen results were "profound impairment" His hearing is better than normal- he can hear me think!!!

Vitallyli Thu 29-Jul-21 00:57:25

@AlexandraQueen I had a very similar experience. The thunderstorm and severe wind, the plane tried to land many times in the end had to land in another location. I was nervous in the planes for a bit after that.

yacketyyak Thu 29-Jul-21 00:57:58

@FuzzyClutter Jesus I'm so glad you got her back

Whatup Thu 29-Jul-21 00:58:08

I blacked out choking couple of months back dysphagia.

LtDansleg Thu 29-Jul-21 00:58:42

Psychosis

OnTheBrink1 Thu 29-Jul-21 01:02:36

@FuzzyClutter god that’s awful, hope you are both recovered as much as possible? Was this in the UK?

Spartak Thu 29-Jul-21 01:05:42

Finding out that the doctors would need to stop my heart to cut out the large tumour that was blocking it.

OhNoNoNoNoNo Thu 29-Jul-21 01:06:36

💐 To everyone.

Iwantcollarbones Thu 29-Jul-21 01:09:39

I had a stroke when I was 33. Every day i think about it in some capacity even though I’m fully recovered now. It was terrifying.

FuzzyClutter Thu 29-Jul-21 01:09:45

@OnTheBrink1 yes in the U.K., it was 9 years ago now. Her father was the one who took her, he’s a diagnosed psychopath (or antisocial personality disorder as it is known now). He spent those days tormenting me in every way possible and I honestly believed I’d never see her again. When the police got her back she was covered with bleeding sores in her nappy area. That was the last time he saw her (court orders in place). I’ll never know what happened during those 5 days but she was definitely different when she came back sad. However 9 years on she’s a happy, lovely girl.

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