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Kerry S
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This is something that has been bugging me for over a year. Has anyone here had a near death experience?? I don’t want to discuss the subject on the open forum. Don’t know why. Could you contact me via private mail.

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Hi,
I just sent you a PM- no experience of this myself, but recommending an awesome book I read on this subject- 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper.

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When I was in recovery for my resection, the med team got anxious to bring me out a little too quickly and i stopped breathing and really fought to get my breath, pretty much a seizure. Mostly it was my chest and lungs laboring just trying to get air. Don't remember any mystical experiences, but when I did come to, the room was full of people in scrubs and they all looked very relieved. Glad I was out, actually during the experience.

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...Wouldn't mind hearing some stories, I find it fascinating.

I bet you had all those people shell-shocked Mike LOL

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I won't go into what caused it, but it was a bad idea at the time.

White light, penetrating my translucent body as I rose weightlessly
prone to face the light...... Having memories of every detail of life's
experiences flash by, as a reflection of what's happened and what
I've become; how I got to that point..... and a voice asking
if I wanted to continue; is what brought me to that light worth
continuing into it, or would I rather go back..... would I rather live.

I chose to live, and instantly the light faded away and I grew heavy,
full of weight, fell flat on my back, nearly unable to get up; feeling
like lead.... and managed to breath, in spite of the noxious, poisonous
carbon monoxide fumes that nearly took my life....

When it's our time to go, we won't get the chance to choose.

(I don't subscribe to any organized religion, by the way...)

These experiences have been explained away by scientists,
biologists, etc., as being the result of the pupils of the eyes being
opened wide as death is about to happen, causing any light to
be interpreted by the brain as overwhelming and penetrating.

The passage of memories flashing by is explained as the mental
state using memory banks in an attempt to align reality from the
death experience; looking for something similar from the past
to relate to...

I really don't know what to make of it, except I was about to die,
and I chose to live.... and for some reason I beat the odds that
others in similar circumstances did not.

I don't think I deserved the choice, but have been grateful I had it.

Since then.... I have always considered myself to be on borrowed time.

Live life while you can.

John

PS:

For the record..... about eight years after that event, a routine
cardio exam indicated that my heart had stopped "8 or 9" years
prior to the exam. The doc asked me if I ever had a heart failure,
or had been hospitalized... I didn't mention the event, so we
left it at just a "strange reading".

.

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Yes, my husband has. I am pressed for time this evening, but I will email you tomorrow.

*hugs*
Gail

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Guys, what happened to me was when I was bleeding out in my gut and did not know it. I did feel like I was about to croak. This was 1/09 It was the lowest point I had in this mess. What I saw/felt really shook me up as it was nothing like a dream. From that point on I knew deep inside that I could beat this crap if I wanted to.

It could have been from the percocet or simply blood loss. I don’t know and it bugs the hell out of me. I think of it daily and can’t find an explanation that fits. I don’t like things that I don’t understand.

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Yes, it was 2003. - I broke my neck (fractured C1 & C2). Just like John said there was the light and the question. I wore a "Halo" for 3 months. I have no paralysis.

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Re:
"I don’t like things that I don’t understand."

I agree totally.

And yet...... I still love my wife.

(go figger)

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What exactly did you see that shook you up so much? I seen things like signs from my family who are deceased, was it frightening? We won't always understand everything that goes on, but the saying that everything happens for a reason will always make up for it for me. It's trying to come up what the reasons are for that things happen ;)

Hugsss!
~Donna

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John,
I think that is why we stay with them. Just when we think we understand them they change.
My wife it good at that.

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Hi Kerry, I sent an email like you requested with a story.
Be well
-phil

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Since there's been a fair amount of discussion on this, I decided to just post it here. On June 5, 2000, my husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while driving to work. There's a longer story about a series of miracles that resulted in him being brought back, but I'll concentrate on the near death part. The paramedics told us later that they had schocked him 3 times, and were getting ready to "call," when they detected a faint heartbeat. Our daughter was at the scene (I didn't get there until he was back). They wouldn't let her get close enough to touch him or talk to him, so she was standing hearby praying silently. Bill said he felt like he was in a vast space, and there was a doorway that he felt compelled to go through. The only thing was, there was nothing beneath him. When he looked to the left there was a wall with very exquisite blue tiles. He was mesmerized by this, and as he stood there looking at it, it dawned on him where he was. At that point he heard a very authoritative voice ask him if he could think of a reason to go back. Being a humble man, he couldn't think of anything he could offer that would be worthy. The voice asked, "What about your daughter? Your son? Wouldn't you like to see their weddings?" Bill replied that he would, and the voice said, "Then go back!" There was no playing with this. It was a voice that must be obeyed. At that time, neither our son nor our daughter was engaged or even seriously dating someone, so it's not something that would have been on Bill's mind. Rachel got married first, and Matt just recently got married, and Bill did tell me that he had a tiny little worry that maybe his mission was fulfilled now that he'd seen them both married. I sure hope not! I like being married to him...

If anyone wants to know the miracle parts, I'll share that in an email.

*hugs*
Gail

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Wow, Gail, that is an amazing story. I would love to hear about the miracles. Take good care!

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I believe that this 'life' is not'home'
but more like a 'boarding school' where we are sent to learn.
(shortest way to explain)
when I see the bright white light. I am not staying.
I am going home!

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Gail! I'd love to hear about your miracles in a pm or email as well!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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My experience was more like a kick in the butt to fight this crap.

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If thready will send me a reply including my answer to her, I can forward it to those who are interested. It's just hard to recount it all, and that way I won't have to try to recreate the wheel.

*Hugs*
Gail

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Well, on the night my sister was murdered, I was many miles away at a basketball game in Dallas...she was about 130 miles away.

During the game, the crowd was screaming and yelling so loud, it was almost deafening. All of a sudden, the game and all of the people around me went into slow-motion and the noise went strangely quiet - I could see everyone yelling but could not hear a sound.

I felt something tugging at me but I could not understand what it was that I was experiencing. The feeling passed and the next day we found out that Suzanne was "gone."

Upon reflection, what I believe happened was that she was "calling out" to me trying to tell me that something was very wrong and that she needed help. I think of it in terms like she was telling me "goodbye" before she passed away.

-Craig

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I would like to be PM too, I am very interested! I have always been told that I sense things before they happen and have interest in anything you can share.

This isn't an experience but just sharing.....

Two weeks ago I sat at the oncologist office waiting for my appt when I saw this literature on pancreas cancer, I don't know why I picked it up but I did, stuck it in my purse. The week came and went, never looked at it, then my sister called telling me she was going to the emergency room. She has been in there 9 days, her gallbladder removed and her pancreas is so inflamed that she is being fed intravenously. The inflammation won't go down and she is going in for more tests this morning. These are the little signs that I have gotten most of my life. Strange but I had my own sign too, just ignored it......

My husband knows all about this as sometimes he too can't believe that I act before things have happened.

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i know you asked for us to private email you on this subject however i've noticed many others here are interested so if i may post my experience here? thank you in advance.

well, i've experienced this 3 times. yes, 3 times. ironicly not related to cancer but another ailment i have which is kidney failure. i'll describe my first experience and if anyone including you Kerry has any questions or comments i'll try and follow them here or you can email me at tqm1ed@aol.com.

anyway--it was the second day i was open for business...*had opened my own business at the age of 23 and low and behold the second day i collapsed and was pronounced dead when the paramedics arrived*

what i remember is how bright everything was. i had a showroom which i had just painted and the sun was shining through the windows. all of a sudden the walls got brighter and where the sun was shining through the windows got dimmer. i remember feeling so relaxed and the light seeming brither then the sun yet i was still staring at it and it didn't bother me. i remember thinking i had just gotten married, bought a new home, two new cars and started a business and thought to myself i've accomplished so much in my short life if God wants me i'll go....the feeling again was """"soooo peaceful"""" and when i came back internally i was 'pissed' but thought if this is Gods will then okay.... it just felt like the weight of the world was off my shoulders and i was in a place where i didn't want to leave...i never saw anyone or anything---just being so bright and peaceful...i've never been afraid to die and this experience instilled that belief and still does to this very day.

hope everyone here is doing well!! i follow many stories and am amazed at the strength people have not only to get through there own fight for there life but admire most how you all seem to help each other.....your wonderful people and i'm blessed to have read and even comment on a post or two. have a great Sunday!!

ed

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Ok, everybody is very open with this subject so I am telling you all what happened.
Remember I was on percocet and had a lot of blood loss. I was put in the hospital 2 days after this happened to fix the bleed. I did not know you guys back then, but I have to tell you I was not the positive mined guy at the time this happened that I am now.

What happened was I saw my dad who has been gone for 24 years. He grabbed me by the back of the neck and tossed me across the room. Saying in his angry voice “fight damn it”. I also saw all the members of my family that I knew and have passed on. They were on a grass area next to a running brook. They were all just smiling and waving to me. This was not anything like a dream. It was my turn around point in the battle. 3 days later I was scanned and found to be NED. See why I am a little freaked out about it.

Kerry

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Kerry,
Don't be freaked out, you have been given a blessing, a chance to see those that have passed. Obvioulsy your Dad was making sure that you knew it was not your time yet. I have not had a near death experience, but did see my Grandpa one night, I thoughy it may have been a dream but he stepped out of my dream and was standing in my room asking me how I was.
Kathy

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wow---what an experience! what comes to mind is the value of sharing this with others and sometimes it takes a story like this to believe there is a higher power and or of course it just instills in all us believers what great experiences will be in all our future. awesum!!!!

ed

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I haven't had the near death but my sister did come to me and tell me there was an emergency and to fly back home immediately. I was telling my husband about this weird dream when the phone rang and it was my other sister telling me to fly home asap because "Michy" had been in a car accident and had massive head injury. She never came to but we all had a chance to say good bye to her before we unplugged her. JIll

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He was river rafting with his friends when he was tossed out of the raft and his body was slammed against a tree that was under water. He knows that he was unconscious for a bit. He remembers seeing a bright light and felt himself going towards it. Before he got to it, he came to and started to struggle and couldn't get free from the tree limbs....he gave in, he was drowning. Then suddenly his body went limp, when it did, his body floated out from under the branches and he was free.

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Are all very amazing stories, why do we have to pm or email, lets just share our stories right here. I have always loved hearing about near-death experiences, and Kerry, don't be too freaked out, I've had my father come to me in my dreams, and I KNOW they're real, not just a dream. I can feel him and mom around me, I know people want to think it's strange if it hasn't happened to them, but everyone I believe has something happend to them, where you stand there and think, and not know what went on....things that make you go...Hmmm??

Hugsss!
~Donna

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Thanks for not thinking I’m nuts. I can tell you all that it sure feels good to get this out of me. This is even better then getting that damned port out.

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I had my mom visit me in my dreams shortly after she had died. I was really missing her and having a really hard time with it. In the dream she showed me how beautiful Heaven was, beautiful white sandy beach with the bluest water, and that she was happy and at peace. I woke up from the dream still feeling very sad, later that same day I took a nap and had the very same dream, after I woke up that second time, I believed what she was telling me and to this day I still believe it really was her and not just a dream.

Thanks for sharing all of your stories, they are moving and give me chills just reading them, they also help me to not be afraid. I have met others that have had similar dreams of deceased loved ones.

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http://csn.cancer.org/node/172866

You know I almost forgot until I started reading Phils post from last year.

Two years ago my sister in laws mother died and that night she came to be in a dream she was looking at me and telling me that she was fine in Spanish, there was also a song playing in the back ground, "It's a whole new World," at least I think that was the name of it. When I came up for the funeral, I mentioned it to my sister in law. She said OMG, that was the song this lady played while Mom was in hospice, she played it on a harp every day. I could not have known that I lived in Phoenix and she lived here in California.

That same sister in law sees this little girl outside of our town. The little girl around age 7=9 standing by the edge of road in a coat and a cap...she only sees her at night and not each time. This is a road that is traveled from our town in the country to go into Fresno.

My brother in law said he woke up to find this little girl rocking in his recliner. He went back to bed.

My nephew also sees a little girl playing in the hall and one time she came into his room while he was sleeping, he thought it was his little sister.....that night he slept with mom and dad, he was 17.

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