Sammy O's NDE
Tunnel (really just circular black border) with small pinpoint light
in center. Scenes which I recognized as being from my youth, etc. being vividly
portrayed - really in a continuous (sometime circular around the small light)
fashion. I frankly thought that I was dreaming (being in the hospital bed) and
was consciously trying to analyze what was happening. I thought it was an
unusual dream with a very weird format (circular boundary). I mostly stopped
paying attention to what was being portrayed and puzzled about the strange
format. After what seemed a considerable time, the tunnel collapsed inward and
the light exploded toward me. This apparently was when the code team shocked me.
I then awoke to find 20-25 people (code team) in my room, and immediately
realized what must have happened. Because of the potassium deficiency, when I
was revived, my heart was beating with an abnormal rhythm, and I kept slipping
into unconsciousness. I was placed in a medial coma for 8-10 hours and the
potassium deficiency found and corrected. It was probably at least 5-8 minutes
from the onset of vfib until I was revived.
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 See above
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The entire time. I was totally aware and trying to analyze what I though was a strange dream.
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
The entire time. I was totally aware and trying to analyze what I though was a strange dream.
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 Circular, tunnel format
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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Puzzlement
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain Looking into what might be called a tunnel, watching images in the tunnel.
Did you see a light? Yes Small light in center of tunnel. Exploded toward me when heart shocked.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain Memories of my youth, etc.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes Yes, I had forgotten some of the images but I knew they were memories of my youth
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes The next day. No special reaction from others.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Was generally aware of out-of-body experiences from news media, etc.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
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? No
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? Uncertain