I went in for a scheduled surgery on July 10th, 2008. The doctor informed me it should be at least two hours at the maximum. He would try laparoscopic surgery but if it did not work that then he would have to make a normal full surgical incision. He said he doubted that very much though. I was contented and I kissed my father on the cheek and said I will see you when I come out. I was prepared for the surgery and sedated.
The next thing I know I heard the doctor yelling and the nurses running around. I looked to my right and saw the doctor beating on my chest, but I all I could do was stand there until I saw a light on the wall. It looked like a flashlight that grew bigger and I touched it and was taken into a tunnel with clouds spinning and rolling around. They clouds were grey, white, and smoky somewhat. I was gliding very fast with my arms just dangling. When I got to the end, the light turned orange and there was very tall man dressed in a tan work outfit (shirt and pants). I looked passed him and I could see yellow flowers and a large mountain and a blue sky. His face was the color of light sand and his hair was golden tan color. He had the kindest look in his eyes. I could hear the silence and see the trees and I wanted to run in, but he stopped me. He tilted me backwards and sent me back through the tunnel with a gentle push, at which time I heard the doctor say we got her. There was no pain when I was back in my body only a fullness of some sort around my chest and stomach. Within in a few minutes I heard, 'Code Blue, Code Blue,' and I was back out of my body again.
I looked at a nurse who was crying and I saw the pain on the doctor's face. I could see my body being worked on and there were eight people all trying to help coming in and out. I could hear the doctor saying, 'Don't, don't, no, no.' The next thing I know, I was floating up and through the ceiling and into space. I came into a large room full of light and then my eyes adjusted and I recognized my grandmother and friends and other family members. There were white marble seats, like a courtroom setting and I could see large throne. I looked down at my gown, it was a white sack dress, and my hair was hanging. I looked at the floor it was light grey marble which reflected my image. I glided over to a seat next to the throne and a tall man asked me questions. He was at least six feet, with dark caramel skin and dark brown hair. He had light brown eyes and a kind face. He looked similar to the black Indians from India. I looked at the throne and it was light and the face of a bear, eagle, lion, and ram all changing every second. When I looked to my right, I saw a dark brown man with a black pin stripped suit and a red tie. His eyes were snake eyes and blinked sideways. He had roll teeth like piranha and he had two people with him a women and a man who looked similar. The tall kind man who I knew was Jesus told me with his eyes that everything was going to be okay. The hearing continue for an eternity and I looked over at the witness box and saw my sister who is still alive crying. I looked at Jesus who told me to come to him and I did and he showed me his wrist and there were holes and the witness box clapped and I was sent back.
Date NDE Occurred: 7/10/2008
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was in surgery to have my gall bladder removed. A two hour surgery turned into eight hours. My heart stopped twice.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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 When I left my body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I left my body.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything was bright.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Loudness.
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? Yes
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
The experience included: Light
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? Yes
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? 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
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
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
What is your religion now? Moderate
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? No
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
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real
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? Yes