What is the closest you have come to dying?
Have you told this story before? Its very very familiar and I just had a massive sense of deja vu.I moved into a new house when I was 8 years old. Before we got our stuff in, there was a new kitchen cabinet set being assembled. In particular, there was a very narrow pantry storage cabinet that was 2 ft across, by 8 ft tall, and it was standing in the middle of the living room.
I opened it up, and at the bottom lay a manual, so got on my knees, and stuck my head inside to get it. Then I felt the cabinet tip with my head inside it. Luckily my dad was 5 ft away on a ladder screwing in a light bulb, and quickly got up and caught the cabinet in a split second before decapitating my head.
I'm here. That was a clear win.OK, turbo-1 wins.
I never faced near-death while technical climbing, but there were plenty of times that I was really exited and on-edge. My next-door neighbor in college was a climber who wrote for the Appalachian Mountain Club and he specialized in developing never-before-documented climbing routes. We got into some "interesting" situations.Once, I was on what I thought was good rock, traversing a cliff about 15 meters high (rocks and surf below) when it gave out under me. As I slid down I instinctively went into spread-eagle position.
I still don't know how I stopped sliding after about 2 meters. It was a bit tricky getting off the cliff but I lived to tell about it, obviously .
Wrong. It can be fatal.I've heard that's the most painful stomach problem one can have. But it's not life threatening, right?
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ApendicitisAppendicitis is a medical emergency, and if it is left untreated the appendix may rupture and cause a potentially fatal infection.