By Michelle Hamer
"When I felt his enamel hit my bone i presumed he was once going to damage me" So what does it feel prefer to be attacked by way of a shark or overwhelmed in an ice crevasse? How does it suppose to be brainwashed by way of a cult - or to weigh 231 pounds? are you able to think what it really is wish to be shot within the head? when you imagine it might by no means ensue to you, learn on. those true-life tales inform of unforeseen reviews with the intense, the frightening and the easily weird and wonderful. In gripping element, usual humans bear in mind how they survived virtually insurmountable odds and what they found in life-defining moments. This compulsively readable assortment indicates the power of the human spirit to take on the unthinkable and upward push to the problem of notable conditions.
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The ice was a neon blue colour. After falling about six metres the next thing I felt was just this enormous weight of metal crushing me as the 700-pound bike fell on me and wedged me into the ice. It was crushing my thoracic area and my abdomen, so I couldn’t breathe at all. I thought, ‘Well, this is definitely it now,’ because I couldn’t get a breath. I thought I was going to die within minutes. There is not a word to describe that feeling. It was extraordinarily unexpected – to be riding along on the ice and then two seconds later I’m dying.
I always thought when someone fell off a cliff it would happen so fast they wouldn’t know anything before they were dead – which I thought was good because they wouldn’t have that horrific, awful feeling of knowing they were dying. But it’s not true; you have enough time to know what’s happening and to know it’s the end. The crevasse was at least 100 feet deep. It was very dark. The ice was a neon blue colour. After falling about six metres the next thing I felt was just this enormous weight of metal crushing me as the 700-pound bike fell on me and wedged me into the ice.
The big crunch came one day when I was having a shower and I slipped. It was a feat to get in there in the first place. I was really, really scared – there was no way I could get up. I called for my son; he came in, took one look and started crying. ’ So much was going through my mind, like: ‘How can you do this to your children? ’ I was scared for the kids; that it was going to be on the news. I sent my son to get every pillow he could find and we lined the bath with them. He had to get a pillow under me but the sheer strength I needed to raise my own weight was huge – even for one second it was torture.