Back in 2013, I came thisclose to dying. In fact, the day that I was put into an ambulance, I was hours from death. If I'd done what I planned to do, which is work through the intense pain, I wouldn't be here typing this post and sipping hot chocolate.
Back in April of that year, my appendix burst. When it did burst, the plain was so intense that it brought me to the ground. I asked my wife to please, please shoot me. This was impossible as we didn't then, nor do we now, now own guns.