The Day You Almost Died

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FireBug, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. FireBug

    FireBug Guest

    Sep 18, 2005
    My first one was when I was little tyke and almost drowned. I somehow wandered into the deep end and my dad said he came running and dove in when he saw me bob up and gasp for air and then go back under. At the same time he belly-flopped into the water to save me, he sent a ginormous wave at me which pretty much almost did me in. I was too young to remember the incedent.

    My latest one was some time this last year when I was chased by bees.

    What's yours?

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    My Arm was almost completely severed from my body and i lossed a substantial amount of my blood.
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    omg! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    care to elaborate?
  4. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    Wow! How did that happen?

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Its hard to talk about but it was a "Domestic Accident". If i can i will eventualy get some pics up, i have got one of the most severe scars i have ever seen and i cant even tattoo over it.
  6. FireBug

    FireBug Guest

    Sep 18, 2005
    You almost became the Rick Allen of the bass world. You could have been our posterboy.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    not funny, firebug. :scowl:
  8. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Just this morning I almost died. I was taking a left turn out onto a road. I look left, okay a guy is coming from the stopsign probably 200 feet or more away. I look right, no one coming, so I start my turn. I get about 2 feet into the road and I hear a horn. Its the guy from the left doing about 80 down a 35 road and he swerves across the road to avoid me. Bastard....
  9. lbpark

    lbpark Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    As lame as this sounds, I almost died from eating rice. When I was about 1, I was fed some rice and had an allergic reaction. My face turned blue, my throat swelled, quit breathing, the works. Luckily, 20 years later, I've grown out of it. :)
  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    obligatory joke: grown out of your high-chair? :p

    but seriously...: you can outgrow allergies? :eyebrow:
  11. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Bit of a depressing thread, eh?
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Driving up to Boston with a couple of friends (I was in the passenger's seat), my friend hit a tire tread that had been thrown off a Mack truck, and lost control of the car (he held onto the brake (instead of pumping it) and the car just went squealing out of control). We went from the center lane to the far right lane, all the way to the end of the far left lane where I thought the car was going to go off of the bridge. He turned hard left again so we wouldn't and the car spun a 180 until we were facing oncoming traffic. Thankfully everyone stopped because they saw that we were out of control (we were either on 95 or the Mass turnpike), but when the car finally stopped and faced the traffic, I thought they were still going 70mph each and that we were going to get creamed.

    And (far less cool), I once pulled over in a random spot and ran from our car into some woods at night because I needed to pee really badly, and I stopped when I thought I was out of sight of traffic. I couldn't see anything or where I was going, but once I stopped and started taking a piss, I noticed that it was dropping down quite a distance. When I finished, I tossed a little rock down to see how deep it was. Turns out that if I had taken one more small step I would have fallen about 30-40 feet.
  13. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    There is a one armed bass player around these parts. He is a lineman for the county (no joke) and had an on site accident. He is the hammer-on king and a great guy. His band is the most consistent working band around!

    I almost died rolling rocks down a cliff. I found a doozy but couldn't quite push it. I stood over the rock with my back to the cliff. got my fingers under it, and gave a big heave. I had the rock up and almost over and either my feet slipped out or the ground gave way. All of a sudden I'm slipping over the lip. The rock fell over on to my hands and I'm dangling. I kinda quietly yell "help" to my buddies and they grab my arms and roll the rock off. Talk about flat, white hands! I wasn't the worlds' brightest kid!
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Builder - Island Instruments Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    the day i was born. I was like 2 MONTHS pre mature and was all yellow and stuff and they had to put me in an incubator and all that hoo ha and I almost didn't make it.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    By now, you've read about the motorcycle accident that put me in the hospital for five months. That was the first time, but there was a second time that actually sent me over the brink.

    The day before my 46th birthday, I suffered a myocardial infarction. The last thing I saw was the nurse jumping on my chest and pounding on it, then climbing off. As the last tube of light closed in, I saw the paddles coming out to go on my chest. I was gone for two or three minutes, and experienced the most remarkable event in my life. All I can say is that the sense of peace associated with it was so profound that words can't describe it. When I was revived, I actually wanted to return to "where" I was.

    The main thing that I brought back was the sense that everything in the world is exactly the way it's supposed to be. Whatever I experienced in the short period of time I was gone seem as though it was real, and that this world is artifice.

    So there you are. By the way, the paddles leave burns on your chest.
  16. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

    A couple "near misses" in automobiles. My old job in construction nearly killed me a few times (poorly built scaffolding). A lot of stupid stunts as a youth.

    The only one that really sticks out is the time a coworker (a real genius) mixed ammonia and bleach in the small office of our small store.

    Oh, and another: I once used a gas stove/oven to heat my girlfriend's apartment when the power went out after an ice storm. Not tempting fate enough, I then proceed to take a nap while the apartment filled up with gas.

  17. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I once insulted John Turner online....does that count?
  18. I fell asleep driving and hit a concrete bridge column doing 75mph in a Toyota Tercel. I was dead for a minute or two, but the paramedics revived me. ...approx. 11 broken bones & six months in a wheel chair. lesson learned.

    then I was driving a pickup truck and was hit by a train. but I didn't get hurt, it clipped about 4 inches of the front-end and spun me around a few times. another lesson learned.
  19. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Dec 26, 2004
    NYC & Vancouver, BC
    I was driving on Route 9A and was side-swiped off the road by an 18 wheeler. Luckily, he had hit the driver side mirror with such force, that the car went off the road and onto dirt... I almost hit a sign too, pulling onto the side of the road. The jerk was easily doing about 80.
  20. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Every day I almost get hit crossing Mass Ave to get to class. Boston drivers = mad suckage.