We sometimes wish we could forget.
"What happened on the worst day of your life?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor Anyau, who allowed the online community to share and commiserate over some dark and sometimes tragic situations.
Warning: Sensitive material ahead.
"I'd recently had a stroke."
I'd recently had a stroke. And one day shortly after, I woke up and everything had changed. I'm different. I'm nothing that resembles me before the stroke. In a bad way. I'm angry. I can't understand people anymore. I have massive and worsening brain fog.
But worst of all. I stopped loving my husband. We had been together 9 years. And I absolutely adored him. My light. My everything. You make me smile so much more than I ever imagined.
And it was gone. He wasn't in the limelight of my life. I'm 18 months post stroke and I finally feel for him again and don't want us to change. So we're progressing. But I struggle everyday to enjoy it. I struggle to feel like I belong to me. To my husband. To this body. To...me.
The worst day of my life began the day I had the first mini stroke. And it has never ended. Everything after has been pure pain and anger.
"I'm not sure..."
I'm not sure which was worse. They day we were told that by 3yo had Leukemia or after we had been through a year or so of treatment and were finally getting on to maintenance treatment when they told us he had relapsed and we had to start again, but it would be more intense with a lower chance of survival.
On the bright side, despite the obvious and clear path towards an even worse day, that day has not come.
My husband sent me a text meant for another woman.
My husband died when our son we tried a decade for was just 2 months old.
"I was 16."
I was 16. Just came back from the hospital at 3am where my mom was at in critical condition over an unknown illness in her lungs that came about only two days previously. I then went to sleep to regain my energy in order to go back to her and woke up at 6am to a text message telling me that she had passed. The text was an "extended family" text service that is usually used to announce births/engagements/marriages/weddings/graduations/promotions and... deaths in the family. I unsubscribed from the service shortly after.
"I was at work..."
I was at work and I had a friend call me and tell me to google a good friends name. He ended up killing his wife (who was also a childhood friend) and then he killed himself. There is so much more to the story but it was one of my darkest days. My legs couldn't carry me anymore and I collapsed in tears in my work.
"She was my best friend..."
My cat that I've had for the past 16 years had to be put down the other day. She was fine, then within a three day span she just wasn't. Turned out her kidneys were failing and she was just going to get worse and be in pain.
She was my best friend and the only one I felt comfortable talking with or crying to when I was upset. It's almost been a week since she's been gone and home still doesn't feel right without her.
"We went to the doctor's office..."
We went to the doctor's office to hear the heart beat of our baby for the first time. We didn't hear anything. It was also my birthday. Don't really feel like celebrating my birthday anymore.
"My brother died..."
My brother died in a car accident 3 days before his 19th birthday. He being the passenger. I was 16. What a horrible mind numbing day.
"Got a call..."
Got a call from my little brother's friend's mum telling me I should call our mum because my brother was on his way to the hospital after he had a really bad accident on his bike. His life was on the line and if he hadn't worn a helmet, he'd be gone now. He made a full recovery, thankfully, but my brother means everything to me and the thought of losing him kept me awake for days. Could barely sleep until he got out of the hospital. That shit broke me.