I went by ambulance to the emergency room at my local hospital, with a swollen stomach and in great pain. The doctor wanted to send me home, but my husband refused to take me and insisted they admit me. I lay all night with poison seeping into my body until the next morning, when I was air evacuated to another hospital, with doctors waiting to operate on me. I was cut open from my breast to my pelvic area to remove the sepsis that had gone all through my body. The doctors told my family that I would not make it and to call all the family in to say goodbye. I was on complete life support from the time I left the local hospital and for two weeks after my operation, which consisted of removal of half my colon and part of my liver. I also had the poison flushed from my system and blood transfusions.While I lay on my death bed knowing nothing of this world, I was on the beach with my mother, holding her hand and walking on the sand. There was a dolphin in the nearby water. The water seemed white and all else was this grey sort of color, but transparent too. My father was standing on a hill by a big building with lots of windows, but I couldn't see in the windows because they were blacked out. My mother and father looked the same, but different too. I need to say that my mother and father have been dead for a number of years. This place was so peaceful and wonderfully beautiful that I never wanted to leave. I was so happy. I remember everything was grey, white, and no movement whatsoever. I was lying on a pure white slab. There was a dolphin laying by my side while I was on this slab and it was smiling at me. There was a man standing at my head. He was trying to talk me into letting someone try something one more time, and I didn't want them to, I wanted to stay right where I was and not return. He talked me into letting them do this one more time, and I woke up on Mother's Day to find out I was in the hospital. I guess God wanted me to finish what he put me here to do.
Date NDE Occurred: April 28 2008
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness colon ruptured Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
My colon burst and I was full of sepsis.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? In this place I knew everything.
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 know now that our time is not God's time, as I was in this place for what seemed like thirty minutes when I was on the life support for two weeks.
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 seemed sort of grey but transparent.
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? Yes My mother and father, and Jesus.
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? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm this place i wss in was beautiful even tho it was grey and white and i have never been there before this
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, joy, peace, calm and happiness.
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
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 nondenominational
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate nondenominational
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? 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 I am closer to people and more calm and understanding.
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? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I saw my mother and father, who have been dead for a number of years.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes As soon as I was able to talk I started telling my story.
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 know this is real, because I saw and felt my mother, and I saw Jesus and my father.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My doctors said I was a miracle and that they did not save my life, that God saved my life. I know this to be true because I had only a very slight chance of making it.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Everything in this seemed to help me to tell my story.
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