10 People Share Stories of the Most Insane Things They’ve Subjected Their Bodies To

Glamour ugly man with beard takes selfie in bedroom

In a world where the boundaries of human endurance are constantly tested, we often find ourselves fascinated by the extraordinary feats people undertake, sometimes unwillingly and many times willingly.

Someone recently asked on social media, “What’s the Most Insane Thing You’ve Put Your Body Through?” Join us as we dive into a compilation of these gripping stories, showcasing the remarkable resilience and audacity of the human spirit.

Featured Image Credit: Nomadsoul1 /Depositphotos.com.

#1. Surviving the Unthinkable: A Journey from Eye Injury to Eye Removal

Close-up portrait of an elegance young girl with pale skin. Young woman looks at the camera with tenderness. Her fingers near face. Concept: charm, grace.
Image Credit: atdigit /Depositphotos.com.

“I was working, a box fell on my face and bruised my eye. After a few days, my eye still wasn’t getting better. We found out the injury got infected. And then the infection didn’t get better. Two months of antibiotics and surgery later, my eye had to be fully removed. Nonstop painkillers, unable to think or sleep longer than 4 hours.

Single most painful two months of my life, and it’s not even close.”

#2. Roofied, Severed Ankle, and a Sleepy Delirium: A Day in Hell

Irritated beautiful nice girl screaming and covering her ears isolated over grey wall
Image Credit: Vadymvdrobot /Depositphotos.com.

“Husband and I got roofied by a middle-aged couple in the middle of the day. We somehow got home, and I kicked the window in (my husband was refusing to let me inside in his delirium), severing my ankle, which bled freely for the next 14 hours. In that time, I tried to just sleep it off by taking sleep medication. It didn’t work fast enough for me, and I wound up taking the whole bottle (I later found out). When my husband came to, he found the carpets covered in blood from where I aimlessly wandered before collapsing halfway on the bed. He later told me I was muttering stuff to a coworker from an old job (edit: who wasn’t there).

Because of the blood loss, drugs, and sleeping pills, I acted so erratically in the ER that I was tied down and held under 24-hour supervision until I woke up and acted normally enough to be released.

All this started on a Sunday. When I came to, it was Tuesday.

I don’t accept drinks from strangers anymore.”

#3. From Psychosis to Pneumonia: A Three-Week Walk Across the State

Portrait from behind of strange stylish woman walking like zombie on the road at nature
Image Credit: hplovecraft.mail.ru /Depositphotos.com.

“During a first-ever manic episode in my 20s, I had a psychotic break. I was hallucinating pretty hard and left home to escape the *shadow creatures* that were stalking me.

I was not a physically fit person. But somehow, I managed to spend nearly 3 weeks walking across the state until the police picked me up, took me to the hospital, and contacted my family.

I lost a heap of weight and caught pneumonia.”

#4. Breaking Free: Two Years Sober from Heavy Drinking

Glasses with wine and cocktail on the table in a cafe
Image Credit: Kireyonok /Depositphotos.com.

“Drank a pint and a half to a fifth of whiskey every night from age 23-29. Quit a month before my 30th. 2 years sober in a week!”

#5. Escaping the Abyss: Four Years Sober from Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol bar, different cocktail glass on bar counter
Image Credit: artavet /Depositphotos.com.

“Started my early 20s with super hard partying in college, then once I was out in the “real world,” I would have a whiskey and several beers every night after work to take the edge off.

Over the course of my 20s, I spiraled to the point I needed multiple huge pulls of cheap vodka as soon as I woke up every morning just to function and stop the shakes, then continued heavy drinking all day every day. By the time my 30th birthday rolled around, I was at rock bottom, drinking a handle of s****y vodka every 2 days, plus beer and wine on top of that. I was trapped in absolute hell, and my life and health were completely falling apart.

I just hit 4 years sober in June, and life has never been better!”

#6. Three Days of Chaos: No-Sleep C******e Binge

Horizontal view of junkie sleeping after taking drugs
Image Credit: photographee.eu /Depositphotos.com.

“3 days no sleep c**e binge.”

#7. Battling Binge Eating: Quest for a Healthier Life

Hummus with fresh vegetables, healthy vegetarian food concept, top view
Image Credit:
yelenayemchuk /Depositphotos.com.

“Years and years of binge eating disorder. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten type 2 diabetes yet, and I hope this month I’ll finally be able to stick to eating right.”

#8. Lake Scrubbing Survival: A Homeless Journey through Quarantine

The plane flies over the lake and the city, high in the clouds from which the sun shines. the concept of air transportation and the safety of movement by air.
Image Credit: pavelsawyer /Depositphotos.com.

“I used to scrub myself nightly in a lake. I did it all throughout winter. Sometimes I had to break away a thin layer of ice.

I was living out of my car and the public showers were closed for quarantine.”

#9. Brute Forcing Mount Fuji: A 12-Hour Climb to the Summit

French alps mountain peaks covered with fresh snow. Winter landscape nature scene on beautiful sunny winter day.
Image Credit: .shock /Depositphotos.com.

“Went up and down the Fuji (mountain in Japan) in 12 hours, walked for 11 of those nonstop, no previous training was done, I just brute forced it.”

#10. Surgery Nightmare: Sepsis, Infections, and a Postponed Wedding

Portrait of team of surgeons at work at the hospital in the middle of a surgery.
Image Credit: stefanolunardi /Depositphotos.com.

“Had a surgery that should have been simple and done endoscopically, should have taken an hour max.

They ended up cutting my liver three times, nearly perforated my bowel and decided to cut me open instead. Five hours later I was eventually in recovery.

Two months in hospital, on top of two months in there whilst waiting for said surgery, three days after my wedding.

Sepsis 5 times and cellulitis twice, some random other infections with it. Finally discharged, not coz I was well enough but because COVID come back in the hospital and they said I was safer at home.”

Source: Reddit.

“10 Things That Will Fade Away as the Baby Boomer Generation Bows Out”

Vintage 1960 woman in convertible car looking over sunglasses.
Image Credit: ysbrand /Depositphotos.com.

The winds of change are upon us, and as the baby boomer generation slowly makes its way into their senior years, many users agree that there are certain aspects of life that will inevitably fade into the past. The generational shift is bound to bring about transformations that might leave us both nostalgic and relieved.

10 Things That Will Fade Away as the Baby Boomer Generation Bows Out

“18 Things Millennials Do That Annoy Boomers”

Girl wearing noise-cancelling headphones and holding the headphones on her ears, smiling.
Image Credit: EdZbarzhyvetsky /Depositphotos.com.

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the demographic cohort born between 1981 and 1996. They have grown up in a world that is vastly different from that of their parents and grandparents, the Baby Boomers. As a result, there are certain behaviors and attitudes that Millennials exhibit that can be perceived as annoying by Boomers.

18 Things Millennials Do That Annoy Boomers

“13 Things That Were Once Highly Respected But Is Now a Complete Joke”

Close-up of confident soldier against american flag
Image Credit: Wavebreakmedia /Depositphotos.com.

We scoured social media threads to bring you the most candid and honest responses from real people. From the mundane to the shocking, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the things that were once highly respected but is now a complete and utter joke.

13 Things That Were Once Highly Respected But Is Now a Complete Joke

“11 Old-School Etiquette Rules You Don’t Need To Follow Anymore (And 3 You Do)”

A creative vintage photo of a beautiful pin-up girl drinking tea and showing good table manners on colorful abstract cartoon style background.
Image Credit: fisher.photostudio /Depositphotos.com.

In a rapidly changing world, social norms and etiquette have evolved significantly over the years. What was once considered proper and polite may now seem outdated and unnecessary. While some old-school etiquette rules still hold value today, others have become obsolete.

11 Old-School Etiquette Rules You Don’t Need To Follow Anymore (And 3 You Do)

“22 Things Non-Boomers Share That Makes Them a Complete Boomer”

Photo of excited nice woman in striped dress grabbing her head and expressing surprise isolated over blue wall
Image Credit: Vadymvdrobot /Depositphotos.com.

A social media post asked folks to share what makes them feel like total “boomers” even as they embrace the digital age. Their responses were both amusing and relatable, proving that no matter how advanced we become, some things will always have us shaking our heads.

22 Things Non-Boomers Share That Makes Them a Complete Boomer

DISCLOSURE: The post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read our affiliate disclosure in our privacy policy. This site is not intending to provide financial advice. This is for entertainment only.

Pri Kingston

Ash & Pri are the Founders of AshandPri.com and have spent the last decade building their way towards financial freedom and a lifetime of memories. Having successfully achieved their early retirement goal in under 10 years, they look forward to sharing their financial sense with like-minded people. Read more about Ash & Pri in the 'About Us' section.