Davida A's NDE
I had a surgery to repair a ventral hernia in my abdomen. The surgery went fine but the doctor never did tell me and never did advise me to stop taking my birth control pills before or after the surgery. The days following my surgery I had noticed that I would be awaken at night by and uncomfortableness in my side. So I dismissed it as being related to just having surgery, so I would take the pain medication prescribed to me; and the pain would go away. For a few more days I started experiencing shortness of breath and once again thought it was due to my body recovering from surgery. I remembered what the doctor told me on my last visit to him. He said to call if I have any unusual experiences and I did. When I called his office I left a message and my call was returned. The receptionist or nurse who returned my call was very defiant towards me calling and wanting to see the doctor and she told me that I just inhaled too much pollen while I was outside and that I just needed to rest instead of coming to see the doctor and to call another doctor. I was frustrated cause I knew something was wrong with me so I called my family doctor.
He asked me if I could come into his office. So I got dressed and started driving to his office. All the while there was a white and grey bird flying in front of the car as if he was guiding me to the doctor's office. I was so weary and tired from being short of breath that I don't remember how I got there except for following the bird. My family doctor looked me over and asked if I could drive myself to the emergency room or did I want me to call someone. I said I would drive. When I went back outside and started driving again, that same bird was flying in front of me again leading me to the hospital. When I got near the hospital the bird landed on the side of the road and looked at me and I looked at him and watched him as I drove onto the street of the hospital and then he flew away. At that hospital emergency room I was treated very coldly and was told to go to another part of the hospital to get my test done. My family doctor told me to go to the emergency room and have my test done there and to show them his request on the paper that he had gave me.
I was walking and everyone (doctors ,nurses) passed me like I was nothing ..I lost my color and was leaning on the rails of the walls trying to walk and was very very short of breath and no one looked my way to ask if I needed help. I felt so sad inside and worthless from how they looked at me and wanted to just die and give up. Then all of a sudden 2 ladies who worked at the hospital (not nurses or doctors) came up to me and asked me if I need help, and made me stop walking. One stayed with me while the other went to get me a wheelchair. The one who stayed with me pushed me to the place to get lab work done. I remembered her face and knew she was sent by God to help me. Long story short, the people who did my lab work said they couldn't see anything on my chest x-ray and that I was fine and just needed rest. I went home and rested.
Later on that night I felt I had the need to burp cause of the feeling of fullness in my chest. I tried to burp the feeling away but it became more pressure. I went to the restroom and was feeling so heavy and weird while I was walking back to my room. I looked over at my mother in her room and slurred to her to call the ambulance. I sat on my bed and the pains began so sharp so intense. I could hear my mother calling my dad to come and he was talking to me shaking me trying to undo my arms from twisting distortedly from me being in pain. Everything started going black and white. Then in slow motion and I could see as if my soul was pulling backwards from out of my body, like I was looking through my eyes but being pulled backwards. I was looking at my mother and tried to reach to her, but she was looking at me in awe like she saw my soul leaving me too. Then all of a sudden everything went normal, like I was thrown back in my body and I could now smell apple cider vinegar all around me's didn't even know my dad had ran to the kitchen and poured it around my nose and body. Why? I never asked him why. I guess something in him told him to do that.
was called and I was on my way to a different hospital. They diagnosed me
as having 7 blood clots ;some in my upper and lower lungs. While I was in the
hospital I didn't feel any pain at all's stayed alone at the hospital every
night by myself. But every night I would feel the motion like I was being rocked
to sleep and the feeling that I wasn't in my hospital room alone just knew Jesus
was there with me...a feeling of comfort and peace beyond..and in the mornings
the birds would come to my window and chirp melodies of peace. One day while I
was laying in my hospital bed. I got this message or feeling if u will ..and it
was like it was just in my head ..The message was to tell the priest and
churches that they should not get paid for preaching words that aren't their's
and that they should not receive any money for preaching God's words...and that
the seven blood clots in me represented the 7 churches in the book of
revelations. I didn't know what that meant until I later read revelations when I
had gotten back home from the hospital, there is so much more to my story but I
must end now.
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 I had really sharp, intense pains as if there were thousands of tiny needles being thrown through my body and were piercing through my chest and back every time I tried to breathe or exhale. like I was being stabbed repeatedly over and over while the clots were passing through my heart.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? after the clots had passed through my heart I could smell the apple cider vinegar and hear all what was going on around me.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: after the clots had passed through my heart I could smell the apple cider vinegar and hear all what was going on around me.
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.)? Yes I wear contacts and my vision had became crystal clear
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.)?
Yes my hearing was loud and everything was heard crystal clear ..I could hear the TV playing in the other room
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peace ..and calm
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
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? No
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? Yes I don't know exactly how long it took for me to come back to from feeling like I was leaving my body
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes that the life we have within us is to be lived and that we are all going to sin..but those that keep the faith and believe in their hearts about and who God and Jesus really are ..that in your beliefs you will have everlasting life. The faith of a mustard seed is greater than that of a man who knows but knows not the Lord.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I can hold a person's hand and just know thing about them that come in mental pictures or just feelings...and I cant explain how I know..sometimes I talk in tongues when I pray for healing over things..i don't know what the words are but they bring heat to me and what I am touching. I think what it is I am saying in my mind but I can't even begin to describe what language it is that I speak in when doing so.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I don't know how long..but they are either scared of me or compelled to know more about me. They changed their way of thinking and how they were living their lives..and started let go of the past in some circumstances and got rid of guilty feelings and began to pray more.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I was in a car accident in 1991. and came close to death..and had many occurrences of deja vu's and the knowledge of just knowing things..but it frightened me..and I prayed to God to take that knowledge away from me...and he did. It scared me too much.
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 after I got out of the hospital and had gone to my son's school to visit for parent reader day..I saw the lady who had stayed with me at the hospital while the other one went to go get me the wheelchair and all of a sudden out of nowhere it felt like someone poured warm liquid Jell-O like fluid all over me..and a burning sensation with in me..and all I could do was hug her and cry ..very very assuring that yes it was real.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? the events that took place in the hospital..the rocking movement like my hospital bed was up in air moving from side to side and before I knew it I was sleep waking to a new day..feeling less afraid of what I went through .
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I still view it as the same as I did before..still cant talk about it without getting the feeling that Jesus is near me and brings tears to my eyes every time I talk about it.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I care for people now even my enemies and understand that everyone will make mistakes..and I am not to judge but to love and encourage positive thinking in them.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I pray and talk to God more
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? there is more but time wont permit me to tell all
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes