Near-death experiences?

Fictitious_Z (@ziggy) 10 years, 1 month ago

Any of you had one? If so,when? And did your life change after that? If so,how? If not,why?

I had one a few years back.When I was 13.Choked while drinking water.Water entered my lungs and I couldn’t breathe.I had tunnel vision,everything went red,and then black.Woke up a few minutes later,puked,and just laid there staring at the ceiling.I’m living my life the same way,more or less.

Would love to hear from you.

August 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm
Tom (39) (@lonewanderer) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

@ziggy, To keep my near death experience short, I ended up having peritonitis from a burst appendix. The doctors said they only had 1 or 2 as severe as mine every year. I also had about 1.5 litres of gunk/poison in my body cavity which they said was alot and I figured I could have come near to having septacemia. I had lots of pockets of absecesses spread over my lower torso and need a few operations to drain them. I then got pneumonia in both lungs which can also kill you. I was in hospital for 5 weeks and then spent all summer recovering.
I haven’t learnt as much as I would have liked from this near death experience. I still live as if I will live forever and act the same as before. I think this is because at the time I was very niave and didn’t think much of it or appreciate how serious it was.
What I have learnt however is that attitude is everything. I put my success in hospital down to having a positive attitude. I also learnt that you don’t want to be in hospital when you are older as you have to wait a long time to be released in some cases as they have to evaluate how safe you will be at home and if you will be looked after. Finally, I saw this man next to me enter the hospital with not much wrong with him thinking he would be leaving soon, end up being transferred to a hospice a few weeks later and sadly died a few weeks later.
One last thing, if I were to go into hospital again, I would bring a video camera and record your experience, that way you can learn more from it, I remember thinking that when I was better I would appreciate not feeling ill and never complain of little things like headaches ever again, however I sometimes forget this.

I find I don’t like thinking about it as I regret not taking it as an oppourtunity to live my life and freeing myself from thinking like most people who let life pass them by and don’t appreciate it. This near death experience could have been one of the greatest things to happen to me in my life but I feel I’ve wasted it.

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R.V. Star (151) (@rickvonstar) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

This isn’t really a near death experience, but it’s along the same lines

smoked too much of that nasty synthetic weed, forgot that I had taken some prescription painkillers and antibiotics for a current medical condition. Once I remembered that I had taken the pills I got this really intense panic attack and my heart rate wouldn’t slow down and even out. In the panic of being high I thought the pills were interacting with the other synthetic drugs I had smoked and that my heart was going to stop or something.

I remember thinking, ‘Well fuck, I’m dead, this is it. This is the kind of thing you hear on the news, kids mixing drugs and dying.”

Then after that thought came a few moments of terror, then sadness, and then I was more or less calm.

Lol I fully expected to die but obviously I didn’t because I was jut having a panic attack

How has it changed my life? I don’t know, I guess that’s what it feels like to think you’re about to die. But maybe not

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mahany (2) (@mahany) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

The near death experience i had was when i got into a car accident where the car flipped three times and i wasn’t wearing a seat belt, luckily for me i only broke my wrist. I’d say my perspective on living changed, i remembered after being pulled out from the car and sitting on the side walk just staring at the blood drip and all i could think was most people tend to get carried away with things that bother them, things that have no importance it holds them down like someone placed a huge burden on their chest from then on i just spend my time enjoying the days as they pass by.

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