Amy C NDE

Experience Description

Hard to explain in written word for now. Gallbladder surgery botched, which lead to the surgeons ignoring the fact that I had bile backing up in my body cavity, which in turn was causing my organs to shut down one by one over a course of ten days. I ended up having over nineteen pounds of bile in my body cavity when they decided to do something, and at this point I was almost dead.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 9-9-06

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related Other 'gallbladder surgery botched, which lead to the surgeons ignoring the fact that i had bile backing up in my body cavity, which in turn was causing my organs to shut down one by one over a course of ten days. i ended up having over 19 pounds of bile in my

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal Close to being brought back.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Close to being brought back.

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 Time stood still for a while then it began to speed up.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

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? No

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete acceptance and love.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control This is what I called the NASCAR of crappy during my experience, because every character flaw, inhibition, fear - pretty much everything crappy about me in life - was put on the table and I was forced to deal with it.

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

God, Spiritual and Religion:


What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Liberal unsure

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was a few months before I shared, mainly because I needed to make sense of it all myself. Their reaction at first was a blank stare then a look of 'she's crazy', and I hope to God they were influenced, but one for sure was, my thirteen year old son. He is a lot calmer and understands the world more now, I'm actually grateful.

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 Most of this is hard to explain with the written word because there is so much emotion attached to it, so I'm sorry if I'm vague but I'll try to find another way to explain it.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No