Pat P's NDE
had returned home after spending some time shopping with my mother. I put an
item I had purchased at a garage sale in my storage area and went into the
house. I suddenly had a severe crushing feeling in my chest. I grabbed the phone
and sat down thinking I had done something unloading my purchase. I began to
sweat profusely and at that time I knew something was definitely wrong. I called
911 and explained the situation to the dispatcher. I began to get extremely
tired and had to fight to keep talking to the dispatcher. I kept saying "please
hurry". It seemed as though it took forever for the aid car to arrive. In
reality it was about 5 minutes. The medics loaded me on a gurney and into the
aid car. I was still fighting to stay awake. I remember one of them asking if
they could cut off my shirt. I thought "Why do they want to do that?" At that
point, I was looking down on myself watching the medic cut open my shirt. I
wondered "How am I seeing this?" and then I realized something was really wrong.
The next thing I remember was being rolled into the ER.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
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 suffered a heart attack.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was in and out, but during the experience itself I was aware of my surroundings and what was happening around me.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was neither scared or upset. I guess curious would be the best descriptive word.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Just the medic attending to me
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Not afraid of death any longer.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I wish to do something that will make a positive change in people's lives.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I try to be a little kinder and help people more. I also realize we never know how much time we have and to make the most of it.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I don't know if they were influenced or not.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I don't remember any particular emotions.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The pain of the heart attack was the worst. The best is that I survived and was able to quit smoking.
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 accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes