During the 2001 experience I was given medication for a seizure. That time I had a full, out of body experience where I was watching the emergency room staff work on me. I knew the full conversation they were having and recalled afterward all that had happened. I related to the doctor shortly after (within a minute), everything he had said and done. I was hospitalized after this, and as day went on, I could recall more details, although no one was telling me anything. Yesterday's experience was during a stress test. I went to the hospital after my Monday emergency room visit when I thought I was experiencing a heart attack. I was not having an attack but the emergency room doctor suggested the stress test. At 6:30 am, they prepped me for the first part of the test by injecting a radioisotope through an IV. After an hour, they did the imaging and all was good. The next part of the test was to introduce a stimulant to me through the IV. This is when it all went bad. I wanted to tell the doctor something wasn't right but never got the chance. I felt very warm and comfortable and believe I was in a brightly lit corridor. It was then that I realized people were entering the room and swarming around me. I then heard the doctor say, 'I have 5 beats per minute and increasing'. They were pushing me back on the table and injecting other drugs into the IV. I looked at the doctor and told him 'I didn't think the test was going well'. He told me he agreed, I then asked him 'how much did my heart rate go down'. He told me: '0 for over a minute'. I told him that I saw the light and was asking him several questions. I was then transported to the recovery room where the nurse kept watch on me. After another period of time, they completed the procedure and released me to my girlfriend. I went home and rested the rest of the day. Today I am confused about the experience and over the whole incident. Is sharing wrong? I'm feeling the desire to share but I'm not sure if it's right.
Date NDE Occurred: 'March 2001 and Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I thought I was in in cardiac distress.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain Both times it felt like I was floating. The first time, I felt that I was standing, but above the ground. The second experience was in a brightly lit tunnel.
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Both times I believe it was when I knew something was wrong at the beginning. After each time, I remained calm when they got me back. I was more conscious of the severity than before the procedure. Never thought I could die. But now, feeling I did.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Very surrealistic. No idea of time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything seemed surrealistic.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It seemed more sensitive.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes As described in prior answers: a peaceful bright tunnel.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A bright white light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place As I said, a brightly lit tunnel.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Unsure, I felt that I was in the right place.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others Everything at that moment.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain Just the tunnel.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will I wasn't prepared to pass.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Do not know WOULD LIKE TO THINK ZEN LIKE BELIEF
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain After the first one: no. Not sure this time, as it's so soon.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Other or several faiths AGAIN LIKE TO BELIEVE ZEN LIKE
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Uncertain just that, uncertain
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists┬
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes feel there must be as i'm stll alive
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God probably exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists┬
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists Uncertain based on experience I'm un-sure. Felt something but can not define
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Unknown Unknown, unsure.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain Uncertain I feel it gets better.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Not sure if I should share or not.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Too soon to tell, possibly a calmness.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately, some praise, some don't know how to take it.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had seen on TV but didn't understand. Not sure.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I feel a need to share, but still unsure if I should. Not sure if most can understand or accept.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Again, I'm unsure if I should share.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain Do not recall.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I continue to live.
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