I went in to the hospital for a simple operation. During the operation, I could hear the nurse screaming to the doctor that I was losing my blood pressure rapidly. The doctor didn't respond to the nurse right away, and she screamed to him twice more. Finally, he said, 'Get that bed in shock position'. By this time, I was floating out of my body and I could look down and see my body in the bed. The nursing staff and doctor were standing beside the bed. I remember begging God not to let me die as I had two young children and I didn't want to leave them. I remembering saying to God, 'My babies, my babies, please God, my babies need me.' Then I was back in my bed. It was a beautiful experience. It’s funny today because it was so beautiful that if I didn't have children I probably would have continued my journey with no turning back. I am very ill today, and have several health issues and continuous pain – I suffer a lot so I will be looking forward to my next journey home with my Heavenly Father. There are many people waiting to see me there. My children are grown up now. My oldest son is 47 years old, the next son is 44, my daughter is 29, and my youngest son is 28. I've had a good life. I do hope my experience will enlighten whoever reads this story. Remember there is nothing to fear.
Date NDE Occurred: SUMMER
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTYFUL EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER GONE THROUGH. I WILL NOT FEAR DIEING AGAIN. BUT I WILL BE SAD TO LEAVE MY FAMILY..
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All of the time, I knew everything that was happening.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I was in a state of animation. To clear this up for you: I was just laying on my back, talking to God, begging to stay on earth.
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
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
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? Peaceful, unafraid. But I remember telling God I didn't want to leave my babies. I was talking to God, but I didn’t see him.
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
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Yes I have learned not to fear death. I enjoy every day as if it were the last one. I have learned God saved me for a reason. And that reason is that I have the most wonderful children and grandchildren in the world. God gave me a reason to live. I have every reason in the world to want to live, even in spite of the physical pain I now experience. You see, I love life.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I know God lives.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know God lives.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I have a lot of special gifts. I walk much closer with God today. He never gives me more than I can handle. He is a very loving God. I pray for people I don't know who need prayers and he answers those prayers. He always lets me know when these prayers are answered.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, I was grateful to return to my body, as ravished as it is today. I'm a strong, old Yankee.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Shortly after my NDE, they listened. They thought it was awesome. I do believe it has left an impact on some of the people I have told. I have tried to reassure people not to fear death, as it is a beautiful experience, and there is nothing to fear. Regarding your last question, how? Who knows - you would have to ask them: I'm not a mind reader.
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. I still live this experience today as if it just happened. I will never forget this experience. It is just as real today as it was the day it happened. I am 100% sure of it.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Experience was definitely real as I just said in my previous statement.
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? No. It’s 5:30am and I have been up all night telling you my story. I am getting tired.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? None, no. I think you have a very good handle on it yourself. You’re doing a good job. Keep it up.