Carrie S NDE
I had an anaphylactic reaction to a medication in the hospital. I had no pulse. I remember being above my bed and watching everything from above. I heard everything the doctors and nurses said but I could not respond. In the corner of the room above the bed was a good friend who had died the year before. There was a bright light behind her. Then she hugged me and told me to go back down. After getting epinephrine my heart restarted and I was no longer looking down from above. Although I was scared I was not going to live, seeing my friend made me feel more secure. Afterwards I told the Dr's the dosages of medication they gave me and where everyone was standing in the room, even what they were wearing. The Dr said that is impossible you had no pulse. I told him the story about how I could see and hear everything and I was above them all in the room. He thought it was fascinating.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? not sure
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? fear, helplessness at first, then peace and comfort
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes Behind my friend who was in the corner of the room was a bright light
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes she was in the corner of the room on the ceiling. Yes it was a good friend. She told me to go back down and then I woke up in my hospital bed
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I could tell the doctor exactly where and who was in the room. What they said verbatim and the exact dosage of the medications that he told them to give me.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes the light in the corner of the room was the boundary, I did not cross it
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it with the doctors and my family right away The Dr was very interested He said he will never doubt that a patient can't hear him when in a coma or without a pulse again.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes just from what had been seen in movies or on TV
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I knew it was real because of all the details I could see when I was floating above my body watching everything.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? seeing my friend who had died was very meaningful
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real still the same
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I certainly believe in a heaven now
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes