I haven't had any patients tell me of their NDE but I myslef had one. July 7,2004, I went in for a hysterectomy. The doc wanted to do it vaginally but found the 3 1/2 pound tumor too large- Duh!
Anyway, she did a partial hyst and left my tubes and ovaries (thank goodness, no HRT). I lost alot of blood and required 2 units. About 20 minutes into my second unit, I began to feel "funny"- the next thing I know I feel all my muscles tighten and hit my call light. Thank God my DH was there- he ran up to the nurses station and told the nurse. By the time she got back to me, I was siezing. I remember bits and pieces- I remember them calling a code and ALOT of people coming into my room. I couldn't breathe and the pain was awful. I felt myself "floating away". I saw my husband's face and everything around it was dark. I DID see a "light"- I was being pulled backward into the "light"- It was very calming and peaceful. The next thing I know I was waking up in ICU with a NRB mask on and a ton of wires and lines.
I used to be afraid to die- not anymore. Not in the traditional sense. Noone wants to die,but I now truly feel I am going to a good place. It has been 2 years and I remember it like it was yesterday. My severe back and neck pain are constant reminders of that day too- :angryfire
I know working where I do would be the perfect place for these stories- I guess if I start asking, I will hear alot of them.