Alcohol almost killed me - I am lucky to be alive!
By gandup673 Story ID: 8
After a fun weekend of staying with my friend and going out dancing and drinking and meeting guys, I became very unwell the morning after, so I stayed in bed and thought It was a hangover. We even laughed about how I ended up with such a painful hangover and how weak I was who couldn’t handle a bit of alcohol anymore.
But by the evening I was even worse. I had aches in my head, stomach and felt like crap! When the night fell, I was in such bad shape, I could hardly breathe and my body was in complete and utter pain. I had no idea what was wrong with me as I had never been like this before. I then thought maybe I had food poisoning. My friend thought it would be a good idea to call my mom because she was really worried about me. But I told her not to as my mom would just freak out and yell at me for having one too many drinks and being a partygirl.
The next morning, I don’t remember much other than being in a state of excruciating pain to the point where I couldn’t walk or make sense of myself. I do remember having to crawl out of the flat and shout for help....
4 days later I woke up in the hospital with tubes attached to my body with needles, cords to my head and a beeping machine next to me. It turned out I had suffered a burst appendix and got blood poisoning from the alcohol. I was told it was a miracle I survived.