Sep 08, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
I've been reading a few personal experiences as of late, just curious if anyone in our community has had a personal experience, or know someone who has? What was it like? (Feel free to share in the thread or privately.)
Jockbod48 saidAs a teenager I was shot through my chest by a doped up house burglar. It happened at home. A friend of mine was over and we were just swapping albums & tapes, and we didn't even know the burglar was in the house. The bullet traveled through my arm and into the right side of my chest, exiting the front right side, barely missing my heart, according to the hospital docs. The burglar fled, and my friend wasn't hit. I was conscious and bleeding profusely. My friend tried to apply a sofa pillow to my chest while we waited for the ambulance. (He had called 911). I can't tell you how badly it hurt and how scared I was. I truly thought I was dying, and was quickly giving my friend instructions about saying goodbye to my family (they weren't home). My friend kept saying "Don't talk like that!" When the ambulance came & the paramedics were working on me - getting me ready to transport to the hospital, I was actually surprised I was still alive and observed how they were working so feverishly on me. I was even more surprised (and elated) when we made it to the hospital and I began to realize I might live through this. They later said if the bullet had traveled a bit differently, it would have passed through my heart - exploding it. Am I lucky!