A Near-Death Experience
This is an incident which when heard about, made us believe that nothing happens to the one who is protected by God.
One of my mother’s cousin sisters was once taken ill. She was ailing from severe stomach problems from a long time due to which she had become very thin and frail. As the disease caught on with her, she found her self unable to eat, drink, sleep or take care of her family whom she loved with all her heart.
All the doctors in her native town had told her that she wouldn’t live long. On hearing this, her family became very desperate and brought her to Patna to consult with the most senior and well-known surgeon there. The doctor informed the family that he could try to save her life but for this, he would have to operate on her soon.
Things were arranged quickly enough but by then, my aunt was very ill indeed. She was brought to the operation table but was too weak to know what was happening to her and couldn’t even open her eyes anymore. The assistant doctors had no hope for her survival but the senior surgeon still had hopes.
He had warned his patient’s husband that the operation was very risky and chances of her survival were very slight. Hoping against hope, Uncle decided to go ahead with the surgery though he was warned about the risk involved in conducting the surgery. Once all the papers were signed, aunt was rolled into the operation theatre. Uncle was aware that the chances of seeing his wife again were very slim but he didn’t want to let go of this God-given chance.
Our family spent many hours praying and hoping that she would make it and come out a fighter. The smiling surgeon came out of the operation theatre after successfully conducting the surgery and informed everyone outside that the operation had been successful and that aunt would live for a good many years. My grateful uncle thanked the doctor profusely and cried tears of joy holding the hands of his children.
Later on, we all came to know that my aunt’s soul had nearly left her body at the operation table. She was very near to death – she said that she felt as if she was travelling through a long dark tunnel. A bright light could be seen at the end of it but try as much as she could, she was unable to reach it. She had the feeling that she was out of her body and was travelling in time! When she came to after her surgery, she was very surprised but extremely thankful to be alive.
This near-death experience took place quite a few years back and my aunt still lives happily, often wondering about this unexplainable but very real experience.
Contributed By: Amrita
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