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People Describe The Scariest Thing They've Ever Lived Through

People Describe The Scariest Thing They've Ever Lived Through
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Not to freak any of you out, but life can be scary sometimes. You're about to read some pretty unsettling stuff, so just keep that in mind. From bus accidents to comas to encounters with um, strangers... it's all here.

After Redditor Sqrootveg asked the online community, "What is the scariest event that you have been through?" people came through with their stories. We might have trouble sleeping tonight.

"I didn't know my neighbors very well..."

I came home one night after hanging out at a friend's house a few years ago. After I was sitting in my house alone for a few minutes, I heard screaming and crying coming from the neighbors. Apparently, their teenage son heavily overdosed and they found him dead on his bed with foam coming out of his mouth. The ambulance came, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

I didn't know my neighbors very well, but it was a pretty chilling experience.


"Dropped everything and went."

The birth of my son. My wife had to have a c-section when our oldest was born, so she had some complications with the pregnancy when she had my son. One night she comes out of the back after dinner and says she's bleeding. Call the doctor, who said get to the hospital ASAP.

Dropped everything and went. Dropped my wife with the nurses at the front of the hospital and parked the car. By the time I made it inside they had two lines in her and were prepping for emergency surgery. I was able to walk with her to the door of the operating wing, but then they told me I couldn't come. Spent 3 hours pacing in the waiting room. When a nurse finally came out they told me my wife died on the table twice. The complications caused her uterus to rupture during the c-section and she lost 7 units of blood. They more or less had her stabilized after removing her uterus and she was in the ICU recovery. Still couldn't see her.

Asked about my son. He inhaled a mouthful of amniotic fluid on his way out and was in the NICU under observation.

A couple of more hours and they finally let me see my wife because she was partially awake and screaming for me.

She spent two days in ICU, 4 in trauma recovery, and 5 in in-patient while she stabilized. My son was ok after 4 days in NICU. Her doctor told us flat out the trauma her body went through was equal to being hit by a train. All in all she had 9 units of whole blood, 8 units of plasma, and 5 units of platelets transfused before she finally stabilized.

Saw the doctor last year, as a customer at my work. I walked over and gave her the biggest hug in the world and thanked her again for giving me my wife back. I will never forget her and will always be thankful for that amazing woman.


"I was trying to nap..."

I was in a bus that crashed into a house. I was trying to nap after a late-night flight when suddenly the bus shook, so I opened my eyes and saw us going off the road, knocking down a small tree and then colliding with a house. There was a strong smell of gas, so we thought the bus was going to explode. We all had to get out through the fire escape window, and I cut my hand on broken glass when I landed. Thankfully the bus did not explode and everyone got out with only minor injuries. Nobody was home in the house either.


"As a kid..."

As a kid, I made a makeshift zipline between two trees in my yard with some rope and and old shirt. I went to go across it just after the sun set one summer night and my shirt was caught on a broken off branch from behind and started choking me. I thought I was as good as dead because I couldn't yell very loud due to being choked.

I held on to the zipline shirt for dear life when I saw one of my older brothers friends walking down the sidewalk. He saw me hanging and got my shirt off the branch.


"Forty years ago..."

Forty years ago I got home very drunk late at night. The police had my house staked out waiting for me and tackled me in the driveway and took me to jail for burglary that they accused me of. Spent three days in jail before they figured out that I was innocent and just cut me loose about an hour from my home without my wallet which they still had at the county jail that I was originally booked into. Didn't have a cent on me but I was sure happy to be out.


"London has held no joy for me since."

Being on a bus in central London on 7/7. Had travelled up from Bristol early morning to attend a work meeting and as the taxi queue was massive we decided on the bus. Bus moved a little but it was obviously gridlock. Internet access wasn't a big thing on mobiles then, so it took one of my colleagues having a phonecall with a friend to find out there had been a bomb on the tube. I called my Mum to say that I was in London but not to worry as I was on a bus and safe.

Then of course the bomb went off on the bus. With the mobile networks all bottlenecked my mum couldn't get through so she left a message. Honestly, the scariest thing was hearing the utter panic in her voice as she spoke. I can still hear it now. Just begging me to get off the bus. We got off at Marble Arch and walked back to Paddington. Work excused us from the meeting, we managed to catch the last train out of London back to Bristol that day and we were given the rest of the day off. I went straight to my mum's and held her for hours.

London has held no joy for me since.


"I remember very little..."

Saving a woman's life.

I was walking past my building's pool on the way home from the parkade when a guy flagged me down and yelled, "I think she's drowning!"

I remember very little of what happened next, but I pieced together that I ran like hell to get there, jumped in fully clothed, phone in pocket, grabbed her from the front - hot tip: don't grab a drowning person from the front, they will CLIMB you - and got her out of the pool.

I was in no danger, but after the crisis was over, fear washed over me like I could not believe. I cried in the shower for an hour until I finally calmed down.

I would do it again in a heartbeat.


"I still don't understand how..."

My 6'2", 300lb (now ex) husband decided I wasn't allowed to leave him.

For reference (not that it matters), I am 5'4", 155lbs.

I'd been out with friends one night and too "out of touch" for his liking... I came home to ugly accusations and verbal abuse. Unfortunately, I decided in that moment that telling him I wanted a divorce (this had been building for months) was a good idea.

As soon as I said "divorce," he escalated.

I still don't understand how, but I survived strangulation, smothering, dragging, and all kinds of other physical assault while our kids slept in the next room.

Thankfully my neighbors heard me screaming for help and called the police.

He went to jail for 3 days and is still in deep legal s***.

But as of last week, my divorce is over.

Nearly a year of nasty legal battles and PTSD and panic attacks and single parenting and I am free.

2020 has been one hell storm after another, but it's also given me my freedom.


"I challenged him..."

My (now deceased) father pointed a gun at me when I was a teen and we were arguing.

It was about a dog that kept getting out. Anytime someone got close he would run even faster. When we finally got him my dad pulled his pistol and pointed it at the dog yelling about how if it doesnt behave he would just shoot it.

I challenged him and he pointed the gun at me. It was the longest moment in my life. On the bright side, as a 120lb woman I've never been more scared of any man than him.


"Six weeks..."

Six weeks in an inducted coma. I woke up six weeks later in a strange hospital and I couldn't move nor speak! I thought I was in Hell.


"My heart goes out to anyone..."

When I was 5 my parents were driving me to kindergarten, and on the way (it was a horrible Manitoba winter) we were in a 3 car pileup. The roads were so slippery no one could stop.

I thankfully was sleeping through the whole thing, but I smashed my face on my knees (this was back in 85 when kay cars didn't have shoulder belts in the back) broke my face and my collarbone.

My dad crushed all of his ribs on the steering wheel and broke his arm in 3 places holding my Mom back from hitting the dashboard. She ended up breaking her leg when it was crushed with the front end.

We all survived. But I was the only one that has lifetime PTSD. The only thing I remember and it plays in my head through night terrors is waking up in the ambulance and there was blood in my eyes, I couldn't scream.. and all I could hear was the paramedic telling my mom I'm not going to make it, and my mother screaming.

I'm almost 39 now. And I am heavily medicated and had to be put through 14 years of psychologists and psychiatrists to heal.

My heart goes out to anyone who's faced trauma. I wish I could have hugged the paramedics who kept me alive and the doctors who make sure 5 year old me still had a future ahead.

As much as PTSD is terrifying, I value each and every single day I'm on this earth.


"At some point..."

The scariest event occurred at work. My life wasn't threatened or anything but I was literally watching a woman bleed out and knew there wasn't anything we could do. I'm a respiratory therapist and I work night shift (important to this story). Night shift means that fewer doctors are around and that we have less staff in general.

I was working in the surgical ICU that night. A woman came out of surgery with her belly still open (not uncommon) because they couldn't completely find the source of a bleed. Her stomach had a vacuum pump on it. She was intubated. She had started to get unstable in surgery so they opted to bring her to stabilize her in the unit and go back to the OR in the morning. Not rare and more common than some people would like to think. The plan that I was told was that we were just going to leave her.

At some point, we were told we had to go get more scans (a CT/CAT) even through multiple objections about how we didn't think this patient was stable enough. We had a window where we thought it might be okay and since the objections were overruled by higher-ranking doctors we decided to go for it.

Normally a CT would take us 5 minutes on the table and 5 back to the ICU. She was on the table for over 20. At some point, the portable pump dies. I'm the one who caught it because her vent starts to alarm and I realize I don't hear the pump anymore (those things are loud). The surgical resident who came with us just in case runs in and starts to hold this woman's belly together. I'm running to the tube station to get the blood products that are coming down to hand off to the RNs. The whole thing from when we notice to getting her back to the OR probably was no more than ten minutes, it felt like hours. We put in at least five units (pints) of blood and it was just pouring into her belly.

The patient died on the table.

It wasn't my first or last serious situation, or time for taking a questionable patient to CT. It is the one that sticks with me the most and has been the scariest time in my medical career.


"If anyone else has had one..."

Having an anxiety attack. If anyone else has had one they know what I'm talking about.


"Was coming home..."

Was coming home from a Boy Scouts camp out and one of the drivers (my friends dad) didn't get a full nights rest I presume and he ended up closing him eyes for like 3 seconds and drifted lanes and hit another car. Luckily no one was hurt.


"Ended up landing..."

Flying through a blizzard. Had to divert to two different airports and couldn't land at either of them because the conditions were just as bad. Ended up landing at the original destination nearly out of fuel and with a visibility of about 100 feet...


"We were going to a horse ride..."

When I was having horse riding lessons, at 8 or 9 years old. We were going to a horse ride, next to a golf field. Problem is, apprently, horses can only see silouhettes (aside from being fearful and kind of stupid as well). So, we assumed that one of the pony saw something creepy (like a golf ball flying towards us), because she panicked. Panicked hard. Like "oh shit I'm gonna die" kind of panic. So the others panicked as well.

They all entered in what we call "crazy gallop", when they run insanely fast to evade or something. We tried everything to stop them. Figures, directing them in bushes and stuff, but nothing worked. My pony was so freaking fast I fainted. I though I was gonna die. Then, he went into the forest, and I was thrown against a tree. I woke up after my fall, walked a few steps, to saw one of my friend with broken leg and arm, another one with a broken clavicle.

I was soooo lucky. This day, before riding, my father bought me a back protector jacket. Without it, I would have been paralyzed.



A guy crashed his car and escaped the police while on campus during the night. Everyone had to stay inside buildings while they searched the area.


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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.