What happened is that on 31st December 2010, in the midst of the New Year celebrations, I got a terrible pain. I had had it before. I was with my family attending mass, to give thanks to the Lord for another year. Now we were praying ‘Our Father’, I felt a very intense pain on the right side of my stomach. I thought that possibly I was getting the flu. The pain was similar to what I had experienced on previous occasions; I had already been hospitalized with it. This time it was different, though. I was very scared to go to hospital, though I knew it was necessary. Just as we were having dinner, I asked my husband to please take me to the hospital. He told me to wait and I did for a bit. Then I started to tell my son that although I might leave him here, he must promise to finish his career training and also look after his brother.Previously he had never cried when I was hospitalized, but he began to cry like never before. The moment came when I said to my husband that I could not hang on any longer, please to take me to the hospital.We left for the hospital and, on arrival; I was put in a wheelchair. I told the assistant that I was at the end of my tether; could he please speak to a doctor. He replied that it was New Year's Eve and there were very few staff. Finally, a doctor arrived and told me that I had eaten too much during the festive season. I was helpless from so much pain.I was taken to a small room with a few reclining chairs, given a sedative and a Ranitidine tablet. I spent the whole wretched night. Next day was January 1st and there were hardly any doctors. I really felt that I was dying; in this cold room, I saw the face of death. I grew very afraid and closed my eyes so as not to see it. It was a map (on the wall), but every line on that map, when looked at from that distance for a while, was the face of death. Finally, I couldn't take the pain any more. Each hour was interminable. At last, a doctor came and did an analysis, saying that everything was really, really fine. The blood test, urine sample and ultrasound showed nothing and, as I had no fever, I was told that all I had was stress. The night shift workers came on for January 1, 2011, and my pain was getting more unbearable by the minute. I could hardly walk a step and could not stay seated or lying down at all; I was in great pain. The night doctor sent me for more tests: blood, urine and a further ultrasound. In the early hours, he asked me how I felt. I could hardly speak. He said everything was fine but I thought I would certainly die.The morning of January 2, 2011, came and a new shift began. I could hardly walk the pain was so bad. I felt I was dying. Finally, a doctor said that they could find nothing but they would open me up to see what I had wrong, in the hope of finding something. While they were operating, I was elsewhere, in a place where there was a great bridge of light, very big, on the right hand side. On the left there was one made of fire. Obviously, I was going towards the bridge of light. Suddenly, I remember saying to the Lord: ‘Lord, let me go back, my children are still small, at least let them be able to get a job.’ I said moreover, ‘Not my will, but thy will be done.’I awoke from the anesthetic and remembered that I had seen a deceased aunt and her daughter, who died in childbirth, and this cousin was saying to me, desperately, ‘PLEASE GO AND SEE MY DAUGHTER, PLEASE!’ The only theory I have is that the Lord is very great and generous with me; 99% of those I have asked have more than backed me up on this, looking at it from all angles. The fact that I did come back is a simple proof that I am sure he loves me. I should mention that before all this I had asked him to take me away from here, supposedly because I was ready, but with time I realized that no, I wasn't. I said to the Lord, ‘I want to be happy!’ That's what it really came down to. I spoke to one of my aunts about what had happened to me and she said, ‘Your mission isn't over yet...’ This made me think. If my mission is not finished, why do I have to be happy? One day I was thinking about what my mission might be, so I opened the holy book and it told me my mission is to preach the word of my Lord!I almost forgot to say, my appendix was burst for 3 days and thanks be to GOD I am still here to tell the story.
Date NDE Occurred: 2 de enero de 2012
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related. 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
Yes and only 10% of people who have this condition survive it.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal I was anesthetized.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As I was going into hospital.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
The thing is, it was just one place. I don't know what there is beyond the tunnel.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It appeared like evening.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Distant.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I went alone through the tunnel very quickly, because at that moment I remembered my children and asked the Lord to give me the chance to come back. There are certainly two tunnels - one to the right towards the light and, on the left side, one of fire.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes An aunt and a cousin. I saw them but as if they were in a dark room and my cousin was very worried about her daughter. My aunt was behind her, she seemed sad.
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I saw a lot of light - not all that supernatural, but there was certainly a lot of light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Solitude.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Lo afirmo hay algo más allá ¡¡¡¡Dios exite!!!!
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic La religión más grande es la catolica, por que aferrarse a nuevas. dice el señor vendran muchas nuevas religiones.
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain si existe porque aunque no lo ví le pedi que me diera permiso de regresarme
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience el puente es muy grande .. el tunel de fuefo muy pequeño comparado con el tunel de la luz
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That my mission is to preach the word of the Lord.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes After a year and a half, I had just finished sharing with a lady who then asked me ‘What I had been smoking?’.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Experience was definitely real because I saw it.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was real because I saw it and because I feel it to be real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It's something inexplicable.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I would add one question: IF YOU CROSSED THE BRIDGE, WHAT WOULD YOU SEE?
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