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Freddie Woo says: I was once caught right in the middle of in an early morning high-speed 30-car pile-up on the M3, but emerged from the chaos in the only car not to have suffered a dent. My trousers told a different story, and learned that you *do* empty your bowels as Death's icy grip reaches out for you. Tell us about your audition for the Final Destination films.

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(, Thu 15 May 2014, 12:55)
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the egg
several years ago, i had an umbilical hernia, which i nicknamed the egg. my doctor told me that, as long as it wasn't giving me any trouble, it was ok to leave it for a while before having it operated on. as this was before the weight loss, i knew that an op would be more dangerous, so i decided to do as he said.

scroll forwards 18 months and i'm doubled over in pain at 11.00 at night, with what i suspect to be yet another bad case of IBS. i'd taken my medication, but the pain was intense. i can't drive and didn't have the money to get a cab to hospital, so i phoned my friend. sadly, he'd been drinking and refused to drive anywhere. i decided to try to sleep it off.
half an hour later, the pain increased to a level i'd never experienced before. i just couldn't cope with it, so i gave in and phoned an ambulance. as soon as it arrived, i was given morphine, which instantly eased the pain.
on arrival at my local a&e department, i was wheeled directly into a cubicle and was being examined by a doctor within 2 minutes.
within 10 minutes, i was in x-ray.
within 20 minutes, i was signing surgical release forms.
not long after, i was in theatre, having a strangulated to the point of explosion colon repaired.
when the doctor came to see me on the ward the next day, he told me if i'd tried to sleep off the pain, there's very little chance that i would ever have woken up. when i'd arrived, i had had only a few hours left, that's how close it was.
since then, i've learned not to second-guess either myself or medical professionals.

clarification: the egg was indeed a hernia, but it was almost my entire colon inside it that caused it.
(, Mon 19 May 2014, 14:31, 4 replies)
Nice build up of tension, relief in the ending and a message in there, too
Proper story. Have a click.
(, Mon 19 May 2014, 16:43, closed)
i've got a few more, i seem to be forever injuring myself or being operated on!
(, Tue 20 May 2014, 13:51, closed)
Eek! Nasty stuff.

(, Tue 20 May 2014, 13:25, closed)
i was morphined off my tits for 5 days
so i didn't really care :D
(, Tue 20 May 2014, 13:51, closed)

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