Tami N Probable NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea 5/27/11
As I was driving my motorcycle to work one morning, a car did a u-turn and hit me. So, at 60mph I hit the road with no helmet on. I died right away from the accident. An emergency room doctor saw it happen and worked on me and got me to the trauma center in the hospital. I broke all the bones on my right side, and seriously injured my head. The left side of my brain was separated from the right. I died three more times at the hospital. I was on life support and in a coma for two months.
When I woke up, I didn't know how I had gotten there, and couldn't even remember my name. I couldn't walk, talk, or see, and I lost all my memory from before the accident. But I did remember who talked to me, and around me, while I was in the coma. The first day, a good friend came and begged me to live, but after that, my family wouldn't let me have any visitors. But they couldn't stop my old boss from visiting me. He had died 5 years before of cancer, and I had helped him at that time. He came and sat with me on my bed while I was in the coma. The room looked bare, but not dark, and we sat and talked about work and hunting off and on for a couple of months. At that point, he told me it was time for me to wake up and go back to work, that I had slept long enough.
I woke up, and after a few months, I did learn how to walk, and talk again, and got my vision back. It took a few months more to get most of my memory back. I know there must be a reason for this.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No. Other than how some people talked around me in the coma.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was talking to my old boss.
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.
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: When I was talking to my old boss.
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.)? Uncertain. Some things seemed the same, and some didn't seem real. It was hard for me to grasp what some of them were about.
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.)?
Uncertain. In the coma, sound seemed different, and also when I first woke up. It took a few months for things to seem normal again.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I wasn't scared any more to die. But I couldn't understand why I had to come back. I seemed to lose my understanding of why we are living. (I never used to think about it.)
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes . l left here and went down a hall to a room they had put my body in. I watched them work on me. Then I sat on the bed and talked to my old boss.
Did you see a light? Yes. It was just was down the hall in a bright room.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes. I talked to my old boss. Also I talked to my old best friend who used to be my neighbor and had died 3 years before. She had been old when she died, and I had loved her dearly. Also, I met some new people and talked to them; they had died, too. I didn't know why I was meeting them, because I had not known them before they died. They just said that later on I would know why. Now I do. After I came back to this life, I met the best friend of one of those people. And now that person is MY best friend. And another one of them, a lady that had died, she told me I had to go back and take care of her husband. I had been out of the hospital for a couple of weeks, when I met him. We both felt a special connection and are still together now.
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. That friend who had come to talk to me when I was first at the hospital, in a coma and on life support - I told him what I remembered him saying to me, and he said yes, that's what he said.
My BFF ("best friend forever") - we shared details about his friend who had died - (details which I would not have been able know except for having met him;) and he corroborated that everything I remembered about that person was accurate.
And the boyfriend I have now - (he is the person whose wife requested I go back and take care of) we talk about his wife (she died over 16 years ago;) and he confirms everything I remember about her, too.
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? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain. I had a hard time understanding why I lived.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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? Uncertain. Now I understand more about how people are.
Have you shared this experience with others? Uncertain. I try to explain it, and I don't think most people understand what I went through.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Right after it happened, I considered the experience to be definitely real.
It took me a long time to get back to reality. It was hard to get my memory back. Hard to understand the questions that came with it. It took several months for me to sort things out. I have been blessed by friends that have helped me out.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
I have a new chance at life now because of this. I didn't really have the best kind of life before, and now I do. I did learn the value of true friends.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: I still consider the experience to be definitely real. And it has made me appreciate how important a person's friends can be.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes. My family walked away from me. It's been a long time since I saw them. It's still hard to understand that one, but now my friends have become my family. It makes me love them even more!
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
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? It makes you appreciate your friends. And I learned that to get your memory back, you have to do things you used to do in your life before. And when you're in a coma, you do hear what's being said, even if you can't respond at all. So if you ever have a family member that's in a coma, just talk to them like normal - they need that!!!
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes. I hope so!