It takes a big person to admit something about themself that isn’t exactly flattering.
And you’re about to read an article that is chock-full of folks revealing scary and unsettling facts about themselves.
Hang on tight!
“When I was born, I was so premature that my dad, who had quite dainty piano fingers, could slide his wedding ring up my arm to my shoulder.
I weighed 2 lbs, born at 27 weeks.”
2. This is horrible.
“When I was 9 years old I survived a home invasion where I was shot 6 times.
I played d**d on the floor until the man left and called 911 and in my adrenaline rush I thought they couldn’t find my house so I crawled with my left are swinging the wrong way and my right leg limp from nerve damage, all the way to the front door when he broke in from the back of the house.
I lived with only my mother who unfortunately didn’t survive. I vividly remember picking out the guy in a photo line up while recovering in the ICU.
I am very lucky to have kept my left arm, I have 13 pins and screws to make up for my shattered elbow. My left leg has permanent nerve damage and I now have “drop foot”. Despite my physical injuries and PTSD, I am doing very well.”
3. Keep your fingers crossed.
“I have an enlarged aortic root.
It’s very unlikely, but it could spontaneously rupture leading to the medical term adjusts glasses… “instantaneous d**th”.
I would pass out, bleed to d**th, and then fall over. D**d before hitting the ground. And it could happen at any time. My wife is very uncomfortable thinking about it.”
4. The backyard.
“Growing up I had a recurring nightmare set in my grandparents backyard looking at the back of their house.
There was just something “off” about the house. Something mildly sinister. I dreamt this over and over, many times over the years.
In 2018, my dad (who now owned the house) went into the backyard to that spot and k**led himself.
I haven’t had the backyard dream since.”
5. A bad situation.
“Slept in my mom’s bed until I was 12 years old.
Everyone believed I was just a momma’s boy, including myself.
It was actually because I shared a bedroom with my brother who m**ested me. I start therapy soon.”
6. Behind bars.
“When I was 18 years old, I was incarcerated for three years, found not guilty, and acquitted on all charges.
I had roughly 12 charges, some of which would have led to life in prison had I been found guilty, but I knew I was innocent and decided to fight my case. My best friend at the time was found guilty and given three life sentences.
At one point, 1 1/2 years in, the D.A. offered me seven years, and two felony strikes as a deal or I could roll on my best friend and go home that same day. I passed and had to continue to fight my case as I knew they didn’t have any solid evidence against me.
As my parents ran out of money for an attorney, I was eventually appointed a State appointed attorney who fought for me tooth and nail. He kicked ass and listened to everything I presented to him about why I wasn’t guilty.
Mind you, I was 18 and I was surrounded by grown men and saw some horrific s**t. I kept in contact with my attorney afterward and informed him that I was still doing well out here; he died a couple of years ago.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was no saint, I was in a gang and running the streets and up to no good, but I wasn’t guilty of these charges. A part of me felt that maybe it was the universes way of slowing me down and helping me get my shit together. Took a short while but I’ve been on the right track.
This February will be 20 years since I’ve been released.”
“I’m an al**holic.
It got so bad to the point I was in jail and I was admitted into a psych ward once. My drinking life was wild and destructive. Decided I’ve had enough.
After 2 failed attempts I’m currently 36 days sober, the most sober I’ve been in years.”
“I have unusually good night vision, extra cones/rods (I forget which is for low light) which means I walk around in what other people consider complete darkness, able to see just fine.
Add onto that I’m 6’10” and very large, basically a cryptid.”
“If I met you 3 years ago and then haven’t seen you since then, I will remember your name and several random things you told me.
I’ve had to learn to play dumb and act like I don’t remember certain things, because it creeps people the f**k out and gives off a stalkery vibe.
Though it is useful when I want to screw with someone…”
10. In a tough place.
“I’ve considered s**cide far more than my wife knows.
Was once a serious option in my life when things got hard and I felt trapped. Sometimes it’s just a casual thought.
I’m also a very light fun person in social situations, always trying to make people laugh. But I’m actually really depressed and can’t stand myself a lot of the time.”
11. Was it real?
“Sometimes I think I have memories of being s**ually m**ested or exploited as a young child.
But I can’t ever be sure if the memories are real, and I wouldn’t dare ask anyone.”
12. Feels weird.
“Since I was very young (age 9 or 10 I think), I’ve had thoughts that I was going to d** young.
The older I got, the age 24 just kept reoccurring. I’ll be 24 in a few months. I have appointments for neurologists for a suspected brain tumor coming up.
Nothing is certain or set but this all feels very weird.”
13. Super vision.
“I have 2 lenses in my right eye, so it focuses like binoculars. My doctor wrote a paper about it.
Mostly blinded as a baby in my left eye. Dr suspected my right lense split then healed as 2 distinct lenses. Better than 20/20 in my right eye.”
14. Good luck to you.
“Odd are ill be d**d in less than 3 years. I don’t plan to be but the odds are stacked against me.
I think about that every single day.
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