Posted on Dec 4, 2012 in Blog |

This isn’t strictly Lyme related, but I thought you might enjoy reading this anyway. In My Dreams Last week, I finished reading Proof of Heaven by neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander III. The book details his Near Death Experience (NDE) while in a vegetative state for a week. I probably already lost a few of you with that last statement and that’s ok. This piece isn’t for you then. I found great comfort in reading this book and I have recommended it several friends who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. They too have found the book fascinating and intriguing. Alexander’s experience was not the traditional tunnel and white light story. Though I have one of those to tell you. When I was a young child, my mom became very ill and had to have surgery. This was in the early 70s before anyone had talked about the white light, tunnels, etc. But while she was in surgery, they lost her heartbeat, and she saw herself emerge from her body, then she went through the tunnel, saw the white light, was greeted by loved ones, the whole nine yards. And then she was told she could not stay. She had to go back. And she really didn’t want to. But she did. She also mentioned that she could literally feel people praying for her during this journey. The surgeon did tell Dad that week that Mom’s heartbeat temporarily but they were obviously able to resuscitate her. Mom told each family member of this experience while she was still in the hospital. Individually. Separately. When one of us asked her about it a year later, she had no recollection of the experience. So of course, we were each asking each other if we had dreamt of it or what. Luckily, we each validated what she had told us. Mom still does not remember the experience. Back in the 70s, nobody talked about things like that. Just like nobody talked about teens getting pregnant or depression. But when people did start talking about Near Death Experiences, I easily believed it because I already knew someone who had experienced it....

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