Judy P's NDE
I had my NDE after giving birth to my son. I had problems throughout the pregnancy. I was told in the beginning that I had miscarried. Then 6 weeks later through an ultrasound I found out that I was still pregnant. The ultrasound tech said there is a heart beat. That was a miracle in its self! From the ultrasound I found out that I had placenta previa and that I may have miscarried his twin. With Placenta Previa, if you start to bleed, you have 1 hour or less to get to the hospital before you bleed to death. I was put on complete bed rest for the entire pregnancy.
During my pregnancy I had this profound feeling that I was going to die. I just knew. I told my husband and friend about it. It was an overwhelming feeling that came over me on 2 different occasions. I wasn't afraid. I just knew.
I made it to the 32nd week of my pregnancy. One night I got up to go to the washroom and noticed there was blood. I woke up my husband and he called 911. I was off to the hospital. I arrived at the hospital and was assessed. The bleeding was actually minimal at the time, so they decided to wait till my dr came in the next day. The dr decided to hold off delivering as long as he could because it was still somewhat early to do so. I went into the hospital June 22. On July 1 , Canada Day, my Dr came into the room and said we are going to deliver the baby today. He was leaving on holidays and was the only OBGYN in the area. He didn't want to take the chance of sending me to another hospital.
I was prepped for a C-section and then taken down into the OR. They started the epidural. That's when things started to go wrong. They gave me to much of the epidural and my blood pressure dropped. I stared to feel like I was gong to pass out and get sick. Through out this though I felt very calm and peaceful. It felt like there was presences with me helping me through this. My son was born. I saw him for a brief moment before he was whisked away. His lungs were not developed and he could not breath on his own. He had lost a lot of blood too. The Drs worked on me and thought they had got the bleeding under control. I was taken into the recovery room. My husband came in to see me. I looked at him and said there is something very wrong. I knew that there was something wrong. The nurse looked at him and said " on she's ok". My husband left to go upstairs to see our son. The nurse came over to check me. She found that I was lying in a pool of blood. I saw her run to the phone and heard her page the Dr to come back to the recovery room stat. I watched the Drs come through the doors. It seemed as though every thing was happening in slow motion. Next it felt like I was falling backwards out of my body. It happened very quickly. I found myself in complete blackness but I could see. I felt a peace like I never felt before. There are no words to describe it. I remember thinking to myself I'm really here, you do go on. I was still me, exactly who I was on the physical side. Then out of the corner of my eye I noticed the light. Oh there really is a light, I was so happy to discover this. I knew I had to go to light. As soon as I thought that, I started to move towards the light. As I got closer to the light, I could see a tunnel. I knew I had to go into this tunnel. The light became brighter and brighter, but it didn't hurt to look into it. It surrounded me and comforted me. I had absolutely no worries or fears. Just absolute peace. I stared to move through the tunnel. I was looking at the tunnel, noticing its color, shape and texture. Also I was aware presences at the end of the tunnel. Before I could reach them, I thought to myself "I better catch myself". At that point I came back into my body. I was surrounded by Drs and nurses working on me. I started to go again, but I immediately came back.
Once they had stabilized me, one of the nurses asked me if I had a NDE. I was sort of speechless. Yea I said, not realizing what just happened to me. They moved me up to the ICU unit. I had three bags of blood being transfused into me at one time. One in each arm and one in my neck. I was loosing it as fast as they could give to me. I ended up having 14 units of blood and 2 units of plasma. As well as bleeding profusely, I was vomiting just as bad. I had allergic reaction to one of the medications they gave me. It got to a point where I wanted to die. I was praying to God to please take me. I had no more fight left. I started feel that slipping away feeling, I was going. At that moment my nest door neighbor walked in and said Judy don't go, think of your kids. Don't leave them. It's a miracle that the nurses even let him in to the ICU, usually its immediate family members only. He saved my life!
My son Dillon had to be revived twice, they didn't think he would make it through the night. He was airlifted to another hospital, to the special care nursery. The Drs and nurses never let on to me how critical he was. He was put on ventilator and he was having seizures. He had to have transfusions as well.
During this time, my Dad ended up in the hospital over on the mainland. We live on Vancouver Island. My Dad passed away July 14, 13 days after Dillon was born. The amazing thing is, even though Dillon was so sick, he was take on the ventilator after only 5 days and he was taken off the seizure meds. Dillon was sent back to July 13th, the day before my Dad died. Thank God he was with me. I was very close to my Dad. My Mom passed away when I was sever years old, he raised me on his own. I truly believe that part of this experience was to see where my Dad was going. Even though I was very sad he was gone, I knew where he was and I was happy for him that he was at peace.
Dillon was my strength
through all of this. I feel very blessed to have had this experience. Thank you
for letting share this with you.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes The profound peace that I felt. The are no words to describe it
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I had a massive hem
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? after I had crossed over
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
after I had crossed over
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 in life I have poor vision, there I had perfect vision, its hard to explain
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
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? complete peace
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes
Did you see a light? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
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 had no sense of time
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes A knowing an absolute knowing on a spiritual level, but I can't verbalize it. it's just ad knowing deep with my soul
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I got to a point in the tunnel and I thought I have to catch myself
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? Yes we were saved from a car crash, we were heading home from an appointment. I had feeling no to go home yet. I told my husband no to head home yet. we went for ad drive and stopped along the water front. I looked up to the sky and there clouds shaped like the tunnel I saw when I passed. There also was a brilliant light shining through it. I knew we could not leave until it had closed over. we finally left and the was a serious car crash on the route we would have taken home. the hwy was completely shut down
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes It took a while, it took my awhile to process it. It seemed each day I should remember more about it. When I did share, it was usually with patients who had lost a spouse. They were very touched, it seemed to give them hope that loved has gone on
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I had heard about but did not know much about it
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real this was definitely real. when I crossed over I was looking at my self I kept thinking im really here we really do go on
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? the profound peace I felt and that we are who we are over there as we are here
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I view it as a true blessing and I feel very honored to have had this experience
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes more patience with people understanding and empathy
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I believe in God and in Jesus Christ more so know
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? I believe these expenses are meant to be shared. It gives people hope that there is life after death
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes some things are hard to put into words but I have shared to best of my ability