On The Edge of Heaven
by Libby Beck 1/18/2011 / Death
This is what happened to me January 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania.
I had a doctor appointment at 1:45 pm that day for a cold I had had for almost three weeks.
At noon, I went back the my bathroom to get ready for my appointment. I started to brush my teeth when a very odd feeling overwhelmed me. My face became very red and my heart began to beat very fast. I have had heart palpations before but they had always subsided after a few minutes. This one did not subside. It began very difficult for me to breath. I felt like I was going to faint.
My granddaughter, Lela, who is five years old, was with me that day. She was running around the house with our dog, Muppet. They were having fun. I could not shout for her, as I was afraid I would use all the oxygen I had in my lungs.
Finally she can back to my bathroom. I told her to get my phone and put the dog in the crate. I called my husband, Bob, to come home. Thank God he only works a couple of minutes away. I also called my doctors office and spoke to an nurse, who told me to go to the hospital if I felt I could not wait for the appointment.
My heart was beating fast for a little over one hour till we got to the hospital. The person on duty asked if I was there to been seen. Bob told them my heart was racing and I could not breath. They took me back to a room immediately. They gave me a EKG which showed my heart was beating 196 beats per minute.
I do not know what my blood pressure was at that time. They gave me oxygen, they gave me an IV which I did not even feel, they were asking me all kinds of questions, which I tried to answer. They told me that they were going to give me a shot to stop my heart and restart it so it would slow down and that my chest would feel funny.
The main doctor wanted another EKG before they gave me the shot. While they were doing the EKG, my eyes involuntarily went shut. Before me I saw a dark tunnel. I looked up and their were hues of gold. Right in the center was a brightest light I have ever seen. I realized that I was at the edge of death. It was so peaceful, calm I wanted to stay there. I have never felt such peace here on earth. I kept looking at the hues of gold and the bright light. I knew it was God. I felt like I was floating away.
Then, I heard a lady say, take slow, deep breath. I felt pain in my chest. The lady kept repeating that to me. All of a sudden, my eyes popped open and I was back to room with the nurses and two doctors at my side. My heart rate went down to 92 beats per minute.
My husband had went to park the car. When he and Lela returned, he thought I was in one room and they had taken me to the heart room. They brought them back and the curtains were drawn and a crash cart outside my door. AT that time, my husband realized that I was in serous condition. While driving to the hospital, I kept thinking I was not going to make it. He was thinking the same thing. Finally, after they had slowed down my heart rate, they called to have them bring my family back to where I was.
Bob was very thankful to see me alive. He works for a Christian Daycare at our church and the whole staff was praying for me. They were the only ones who knew my problem at that time. Their prayers brought me through this ordeal.
I am sad I did not get to stay in heaven and was only at the edge, but God wants to tell everyone I meet that HEAVEN IS REAL and that GOD IS REAL.
I thank God for this experience that I came back and have a mission to fulfill.