Mortal atter all...  

NordicViking78 31M
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7/12/2006 12:36 pm

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Mortal atter all...

From diving 120 meters below the ocean surface to skydiving at 8000 meters. From lasting 5 freezing (-51 C) nights in a swamp in northern Sweden to spending 4 weeks in the burning hot desert of Sahara.
I could hold my breath for 6 minutes and swim 10 kilometers with ease.
I was a winner, a survivor. I was invincable.
Or so I thought...

By an accident, I inhaled hydrogen cyanide, a lethal gas... That did not go well... at all.

Luckily I survived, but not without scars. I was in a coma for 3 months. And the hell I woke up to I can't put to words.
This was 7 years ago. Today I see life not as something disposable. I love life and deplore my accident, but I can't say I regret it. It opened my eyes to see things that I didn't see before.

Many people complain about everything. They don't see what they have. We rarely to untill we lose it...

I'm just babbling sorry.
Please comment.

Rubenesquelady5 46F
99 posts
7/13/2006 1:15 pm

Hi there,
Was browsing Swedish blogs and found yours. I am very sorry to hear about your accident. I can barely swim to save a turtle's life or climb the nearest tree so, yeah I haven't done ANY of the stuff you have so bravely done.
Very often you hear about people who die unnecessarily in search of a thrill, forgetting that they are human after all.
Good that you survived it and can go on with your passion, but maybe couple it with more safety and precaution?
I have had near death experiences, nothing that required travel hahaha but I get what you mean about putting value to what we already have.
Have you recovered? Are there any side effects?

NordicViking78 31M
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7/14/2006 9:23 pm

Thanks for your kind words...
The gas that bit me, so to speak, doesn't leave survivors. Yet I lived. No doctor nor neurologist has been able to explain how. The side effects however often made me wish for death. I lost my speech, my balance, my ability to move, and of course, I couldn't drink nor eat anything. This is what I meant by "the hell I woke up to..."
Today I'm ALOT better, the only thing is my speech. It's not as quick as I need it to be...
But I can still hold my breath for 6 minutes

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