When they give you the lethal injection, you're UNCONSCIOUS when your heart stops.
When they sit you in Old Sparky and turn on the juice, you are WIDE AWAKE.
Electrocution kills by causing cardiac arrhythmia, which then causes cardiac arrest.
I had chronic irregular heartbeat until I began taking psychotropic medication.
When I was 16, I had a spasm of arrhythmia that caused cardiac arrest.
I died in my bed at night.
Cardiac arrest is PAINFUL.
I had time to think, "Oh crap!"
Any of you believe in near-death experiences (NDEs)?
I had a doozy.
Shot up off my bed, through the ceiling, and up into the sky, just a rocket.
Overhead was a black tunnel. I entered it and accelerated until I was speeding through entire universes.
When I got to my top speed, a Presence joined me. It wasn't human, but it was an entity of pure love.
A voice said, "Don't worry. Everything will be all right."
This Presence was infinitely powerful, and it knew everything about me.
I started to feel incredibly ashamed and dirty, but then that sense disappeared, because the Presence knew all my faults but didn't care.
Up ahead was a light.
We flew into the light, and I saw an incredible vista. It was everything that had been, everything that was, and everything that would be.
It all clicked into place, and I understood the meaning of existence.
The next thing I knew, I smashed into my body. It was like a car crash.
My heart had started again.
I can't remember WHAT I understood; I remember only that for a moment, I understood.
For years I told myself that the experience wasn't real. But then I heard and read of almost identical experiences.
One man said, "The meaning of existence was downloaded into my head."
That's what it was like.
So I made it back, but let me tell you:
Dying of cardiac arrest is NOT fun.
This murderer in Tennessee got bad information.
Take the drugs. I've been put under general anesthesia several times.
When I had stomach polyps harvested, I woke up in the middle of the procedure.
I belched out a giant cloud of smoke that tasted like a Burger King Whopper.
So I said, "I can taste myself burning. Is that supposed to happen?"
The doctor swore, and then I was knocked out again.
So the takeaways are:
Don't murder anyone.
Don't make your last words into a bizarre ship captain's announcement.
Chose the drugs, not the electric chair.
If you're a good person, the other side will be pretty amazing.
And if you catch on fire, your smoke will taste like a Burger King Whopper. You'll be yummy!
@ThomasWic I had laser surgery on both of my big toes. The doc had a laser in one hand, vacuum for the smoke in another, but he could never get all of it, so I inevitably caught a whiff or two. BBQd toes don't smell good, I can say from experience.
@ThomasWic I've smelled my skin burning several times, as recently as 2 weeks ago. Fortunately not my guts yet.
We've all gotten a shock, even if it's just static electricity. It hurts like a mother! The drugs are the only way to go. I've been with my animals when we've had to put them down. First, they give them a drug that completely relaxes and completely sedates them. Then a little while later, they give them the drug that ends their life. They do not appear to feel a thing, not even a twitch, and they easily pass on through the next door. If I had to choose, that's the way I'd go.
I have had to put several pets down like that. All but one was smooth. The1 was my cat. He got the sedatives but as soon as the lethals was introduced he went ape shit. The dr was all "Huh, THAT'S not supposed to happen." And the poor booger was flopping around in my arms. My wife was freaking out. That was not cool. And the vet charged us over $300 for that wonderful good bye.
I am so sorry. It's not enough that you are doing something that's breaking your heart in the first place, but then to go through that? Oh, dear Lord.
Someone at that vet's office had to have screwed up somehow, and they should have given YOU $300 for pain and suffering.
Again, I am incredibly sorry.
Knowing when it's time to let your animal go is often the hard part. It is their nature to not show pain. A neighbor asked me why her old retriever always seemed to be cold because he shivered so often. She didn't know that shivering is a sign that an animal is in pain. She felt terrible that she had unknowingly let him suffer and had him put down that day. I don't fault her; she just didn't know.
Me, too. As our pets age, it's good to research the effects of aging so we can accommodate them. Animals have always been part of my life. Until I retired, I worked in animal medical research at a major university. I have also bred, raised, trained and shown dogs professionally for over 30 years. Now that I'm retired, I have a small farm. We raise pigs, Highland cattle, chickens, and Leicester Longwool sheep.
@Tenquid @TommyDK @2020_DJT @ThomasWic Absolutely right. I live on a desert mountain where the streets are all climbs and drops, so walking my dogs is akin to hiking. Very aerobic. And I also have a personal trainer (who is my dear friend) who I work out with every day. I am in much better shape at 61 than I was in my thirties. Feels good.
I had a 15 year-old dog who was terrified of the vet. I knew I couldn’t bring him into the vet to put him to sleep. I actually found a female vet who did house calls for just this thing. My daughter and son drove into my house and we gave him all the Beggin Strips he wanted. Then a sweet, nice lady came to visit and he died peacefully in our arms at home on the living room floor. Highly recommend this. A lot of people don’t know vets do this.
@PrairieRose I went through the same process with my dog and later, my cat. It made it so much easier saying goodbye....
Ouch, that's horrible!
I lost my cat on the operating room table. The poor vet called me nearly in tears. I had to console him! He didn't charge me for the failed operation at least.
I loved that cat; he was a feral kitten when my girls found him. He was so soft, like mink, and always smelled of perfume - I was the only one in the family who wasn't afraid of him, lol. He was fine if handled properly and always came when called. Panther like; I really miss him.
@TommyDK that happened to me as well, but only with one cat. It was indeed AWFUL. I cried out to the vet...” she didn’t want to go” . Vet replied that this happens when the animal is very ill. My cat was .
@ThomasWic Glad you choose to join us back here on earth Thomas!
My heart stopped in 2004 while doing 60 on Queen Creek Rd in Phoenix, AZ. Heart block, no electrical signal. No pain, just claustrophobic panic, fade to black.
Something wonderful happened, that's all I remember.
Coming back was a violent storm of re-combining particles.
"WHAT AM I?!" I screamed.
I didn't even know what 'what' was.
What I understood at my core, however, then and now, is calm fearlessness. The kind that comes ONLY from loving what is good, true, and right.
I've always known that when a person is given that NDE and comes back, their jobs aren't done here yet. There is something that they still have to accomplish here on earth. God - or whomever or whatever you call that greater being - has a bigger plan for you.
@2020_DJT @stephanieanne @StevenDouglas @ThomasWic
I feel that about SHDE (Should Have Died Experiences) as well. I have had many. Falling over cliffs. Wrong hook ups while repelling. Several vehicle accidents. Even a boating accident. Where not just me, but all witnesses agree I should have died. There is nothing quite like being saved by a juniper Bush that is not there.
He's always there.....we choose not to see him.....
I do now believe though, some have become soulless through choice....
we have great EVIL living among us.....never sacrifice your SOUL for anything!!!! Nothing this EARTH has to offer is worth your SOUL!!!!!
What a way to end a thread. 😂
What a great bedtime story. Thank you.
I’m still laughing (and will never eat a Burger King Whopper again.)
"You'll be YUMMY."
For those, the other side will be that goddam Burger King Guy with that plastered smile!!!"
No, he doesn't look anything like you. Photo attached.
Glad you made it back to this side so we can read your works.
Oh my gosh. Your stories! Fabulous and riveting.
I need more adjectives! 👏👏
I'm kinda glad he suffered...😏
@ThomasWic So glad you’re still here through it all. The demons walk amongst us, but there is meaning and value to living as best you can and bringing good to the world. Mad and possessed individuals like this monster bring such needless suffering. Addendum: I don’t understand why the firing squad or guillotine went out of fashion. These “modern” methods of execution seem so convoluted and cruel. I’d want a quick “lights out” approach.
Thank You my friend!!!!
I want a WHOOPER!!!!! With Everything!!!! shit, might get a double......
Thomas thank you so much for sharing this experience, hard and immensely beautifull. I have never really read any other such experience, so this is the first one, am so gratefull, that you share it here.
@ThomasWic I read your thread to my wife and daughter. They are smiling and laughing at the ending.
@ThomasWic I know the tunnel is real, it was shown to me. I have absolutely no doubt about it.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Glad you made it back!
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