Experience Description

I was suffering from a thyroid gland condition for more than ten years; I had many treatments for it but no result. So I decided to get rid of it. During the operation, I felt that my body is not totally anesthetized. I felt as if I was tied to the bed, and I felt I was among people who were joking and talking but I couldn't make any move. I tried to speak to let the people in the operation room see me and know that I am awake, but I felt my tongue was like a piece of yellow plastic torn in front. I heard the doctor saying, 'The patient is going to wake now, let's finish quickly,' and I heard him singing and talking with the nurse; and I heard him saying this operation is not good at all. The other doctor asked him, 'The patient is your friend, isn't he?' I heard the doctor reply 'No, I don't know this person at all, though he is my friend!' Then I heard him saying this stitching is not nice, repeat it. Then I heard loud voices, and I felt my body was flying above all, I tried to put it again in bed, but I couldn't. I tried to let the people know that I am in full consciousness, to move my leg or hand, I heard the nurse saying, 'Why does the patient do all these movements?'

Next day I asked the doctor about all my feeling he said, 'This is the secret of anesthesia, to let the body be anesthetized, not the brain!' What surprised me is the how could I hear voices and see colors of dresses while I was unconscious?

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 17/9/1999

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related عملية استئصال الغدة الدرقية المتضخمة Other تضخم بالغدة الدرقية وعدم توازن الحالة الصحية كلها وخوف دائم من الموت المفاجئ وصعوبة التنفس والغثيان. Undergoing surgery.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness The consciousness was as normal, but as if it was a nightmare, I wanted to do something but I couldn't, as if I am paralyzed.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the operation.

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 had the feeling that I was in a different time and different space, and I entered a strange place, but I can't remember it exactly.

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? Yes The was a white light bright and disappeared gradually, bright and disappeared for many times, but I was busy trying to let the doctor know that I was awake, I didn't pay attention to that light.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt I am going to die, or the breath would stop in any moment.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I left my bad habits, and I know now that miracles still exist.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain To feel that I had a dry tongue as if it is leather, I feel nausea for that, I could hear voices, feel touches, smell and see colors.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I feel as if I was out of this world and returned to it.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? This experience let me know that the death is so near and also the life! And everything is in the hands of the God.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some people say that it is the effects of anesthesia, some people say anesthesia is not enough and some say is it nonsense.

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 feel that God did this operation to me not the doctor; the angels did all the operation.

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? Please interpret what I had in my experience.