July 11, around 2:00 p.m. I was about to have surgery. I had told my daughter to read the 23rd Psalm to me. She had asked the nurse to read it to me. They gave me medicine to put me to sleep. They rolled me into the operating room. The next thing I remember, I saw my body on the table. Then I was in this dark room. I started to turn my head around and that's when I saw the light. I tried to drag my hand and my body toward the light. The next thing I remember, I was in the recovery room. Next, the nurse started pushing the bed toward my room. My daughter was explaining to me what had happen, but I wasn't paying attention. The next morning, I felt so at peace. I was in a daze! The doctor came in and explained what had happen to me. He said, ‘The surgery went well, but there was a problem getting the trachea out of your mouth.’ I had died but started breathing again on my own. I was very much at peace while he was talking to me, but also in a daze. In three days, I requested to go home. While at home, I started to remember. It was like a flash. As I remembered, I was just crying, and crying. I couldn't stop. I called my family and friends and told them about my experience. I just couldn't understand what happen to my body. I looked like some creature who had to drag itself around.
Date NDE Occurred: July 11, 2011
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No trachea got stuck/stop breathing Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes It was like my head was looking for my body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was very alert during the experience.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I felt at peace.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I looked like a squid.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was like a bush of light. It had different colors on the bottom and white on the top. It look so peaceful. I knew I had to go to that light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
What emotions did you feel during the experience? At peace.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 I knew I had to find my body.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Spiritual
What is your religion now? Moderate Spiritual
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes There is a god.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I couldn't believe that I had died.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The light was the best experience for me, it look so peaceful. The worst was the dark room and the creature I saw.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes just look at me. And praise God.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No