Any near death experiences or being aware of things in coma?

Was talking to a woman who works at a brain recovery group I go to. Her brother had BI 15 years ago. She said he had out of body experience while in coma and another girl who attends had near death experience. I didn't have near death experience, but was aware of things happening while in coma. First memory is hearing nurses saying I was very lucky to be alive and that my car had been facing oncoming traffic on its roof. Also heard people saying I'd been in car crash, I wished they'd stop saying that cos I would remember if it was true. I then thought back to last time I remembered driving and relished I didn't remember coming off motorway or getting home so thought maybe it could be true. I remember seeing my nan visiting me even tho I couldn't communicate with her. Strangest thing is all time I was aware of stuff round me I didn't once want to or try to communicate or do anything. It was like I knew I had to wait til I could come round properly and find out what had happened. Once I did come round properly I was in mad rush to start physio and get walking again.

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  • I had an experience of 'crossing to the other side' when in my coma.

  • Hi Keeley.

    Not really near death experience. I can remember seeing the car pull across in front of me. Strangely all in slow motion. This baffled me as I thought it was a memory of seeIng a film or something.

    I was told that at stressful times adrenalin speeds your reactions so when you replay it back it seems in slow motion.

    I also can not remember visitors later that night..Although they have told me I was out of it.

    I wish I aware or could remember more but alas I can't. Nothing as exciting as out of body or seeing lights altough I have heard of others that have.

    Pax x

  • I wonder why some people experience near death experiences and others dont or maybe everyone does but not everyone remembers them? Think it's something I'll end up asking everyone at the group about. It's interesting how many different things people with BI experience and how everyone copes in different ways.

  • Not everyone who has a brain Injury will have been near death, while I was badly injured I wasn't near death, in that hospital kept me fed/etc scanned me, monitored me, but essenetlly kept me safe while I recovered to a point that I could go home, with my wife. My injuries wouldn't of killed me though had I been left in the park the cold potentially do so.

    Never been in a coma, I was awake for most of the time, though my memory of the events is frankly dream like, some are sound only. all are with out time. etc, but I only have a few memories looking at my notes a lot happened i.e. CAT and ECG scans and so on, not a sniff of a memory!

    apparently near death experience is a) subjective and b) some evidence that the Temporal lobe is connected.

  • I get that my friend. time seems to be so different its like , have just woke up

    ill ask someone this have I been asleep and no ones telling me .

    when I first found id had 2 severe traumas its must be bi no one no s

    all I remember I thing I waz going dizzy and like no oxygen for about a year before I finally got MRI THAT WAS WHEN I HAD FIRST CONFIRMED JANUARY 13 OR 14 EVEN 12 LIKE 2011 OR 2012 THEN I GOT WORSE AND HAD ANOTHE 1 APRIL NO ONE KNOWS HOW 2 HAPPENED BUT ITS LIKE I DONT UNDERSTAND WERE THE HELL MY MEMORY GONE IN THEM YEAR S. BUT ALL MY LIFE AS WELL BUT THINGS POP UP IN MY BRAIN FROM THE PAST .IF I DONT WRITE IT TELL SOMEONE ITS GONE FOR GOOD .I CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION ON THE PHONE AND JUST FORGET WHAT THE START OF CONVERSATION WAS . ITS LIKE A PASS OUT JAN 26 2017 I REMEMBER VAGUELY AMBULANCE HAD CT SCAN HAVE COPY NOT ONLY TILL NOW EVEN NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED I WROTE A BIT DOWN SO THE DATES ARE CORRECT . AND IN DOING SO HAVING CT SCAN IT SAYS FIRST CONTUSION AS FIRST NOTED IN SCAN 2011 .WHEN I HAVE A PROFESSOR REPORT AND OTHER LETTS SAYING I HAD A HEALTHY BRAIN IN 2011 . SO YE I NO . ANYWAY THATS LIFE AND I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHERS BEFORE MYSELF FATIGUE NOW EVERY LETTER ONE CLICK ON SCREEN KEYBOARD LIKE MORE CODE PRESSING BUTTON ANYWAY ILL BE BAC K EDDIE MY FAMILY

  • I saw myself from above when fell into posh ornate garden ponds. Remember it clearly. Was about 4/5. 1St time in Bath without twin! Old man saved me. Even saw bubbles travelling upwards like silent silver. Mum has never spoken of that day. Ive always wanted to know where that beautiful place is.

  • I had 2 while i was in a coma a week. Still remember them.

    I saw the fence, the river and the door and i was pogoing (used to be a punk) with Mr Death who was in the form of a blue bean bag ballet dancer,

    I still remember the colours of everything. Green fence, yellow stage and blue door and blue Mr Death.

    I didnt think people dreamed in colour

    Ive danced with death

  • Not sure I had a NDE, but had a "dream" that had family that had died in a sort of wall-less white floating waiting room! Bizarre I know. Probably the drugs!!!

    They weren't looking at me, it wasn't intense, they were just talking amongst themselves waiting to take me along.

    And when I finally started being aware of things about a week after the accident I woke up with an absolute "knowing" that there was a whole other place in time and space that was all around us, and that we could see and experience if we just let go and opened up.

    The more I recovered, the more i felt i inhabited my body, the less I was able to access the feeling.

    I was quite anti religion before the accident, didn't believe in god, and found the idea of dying and going back into the eco system quite a comforting, circle of life notion.

    But I definitely believe in a greater existence than ours now.

    Read Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight - she explains it much better than I do!

  • After rupture anerysm, vasospasms, hydrocephalus, top all that off I got meningitis and went into coma. Family was told I had 20% chance surviving I have no memory of any of this but was put in rehab as I was unable to walk, talk etc...I found myself in field making my way towards silhouettes in distance, as I got closer the last 2 figures had light on them & it was my father & my nan (his mother) I didn't no if they knew I was there as they seemed to be looking past me, I remember turning to see if anyone was behind me, I looked to them again & I knew everyone in that line of shadows was dead but didn't want to look incase I lost sight of my loved ones. That's when I started coming to, wondering whypeople were putting injections into my stomach. Year half later I can walk & talk & care for myself but I believe my dad &my nan helped me get back. I still have no memory of 2 months of my life when it was touch & go if I would survive.

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