Tips On How To Survive Your Death
I've had a heart attack. A left side brain bleed aneurysm. Five valve bypass heart surgery and my entire aorta removed and replaced with a boat sails/fire hose like material. (Dacron)
My guess is. Someone still likes me up there and wants me to share this knowledge with you. And has a very funny sense of humour.
I was going to put the following suggestions into a book, but I think the data may help someone right now. I'm not a doctor or medically trained but these are only suggestions. Maybe help you or someone in stress, feel more comfortable.
Of course, the moment you or someone you are with starts experiencing any of these medical emergencies, call 911 immediately. DON'T delay. You literally have moments! If you procrastinate, you could wake up dead by morning.
I recommend not completely lying down before or in the ambulance ride, even if the attendant wants to strap you down. Insist on having your head and shoulders raised. Try to stay awake, aware and in control of your breathing.
These are the tricks I've used to keep myself alive despite all indicators that it was all over, except for the funeral arrangements. I've seen family members fly from all over the country to say goodbye to me on my deathbed but I kept getting up to see out the window.
First. You must get prepared. If you plan on surviving anything like a stroke, heart attack or even the most mysteries yet, the aorta dissection aneurysm, you have to toughen yourself up. If you're overweight. Lose some pounds and get your body only a little harder. No extreme sports nonsense. Just enough that you FEEL stronger than the average bear. The same applies if you're the smallest of the litter. Gain some pounds dammit. Preferably, a bit of muscle. You don't want to get bruised in the ambulance on the way to the hospital! OK start tomorrow.
Next. Learn to meditate. Not medicate. Use the method YOU are most comfortable with. Learn to relax. I mean DEEP relax. The kind that slows your heart rate. So much so, that the nurse has to use a mirror to check your breathing! When those thoughts are going through your head about if you're going to die or it hurts so much, or whether you look like an ass hole with your gown uncovered exposing your fat ass or little penis (because it's cold of course), you want to be able to completely relax. Deep breath. Think of nothing but the HERE AND NOW. Period! You heard me. Repeat. Clear your thoughts to the here and now. Deep calm relax. Fear will kill you.
Third. You have to power up. Find every reserve of your inner strength. Your MOJO. Your essence of all the good that you know you are. You can't spell your name. Maybe start having trouble walking. They give you a pain pill but no answers. Even if you never fully recover, from what you may have been before. Dammit. You are still and always remain true to yourself. Worthy, and every day is a challenge and maybe a little adventure.
Fourth. If there are any words of advice you should take away to remember from this writing. This is it. Here is the most workable advice I can offer to you when YOU are on the line between life and death.
Every moment you harbour thoughts of 'victim, poor me'. Or 'I can't handle this, I'm going to let go'. Or thinking I should 'nobly succumb quietly onto my death'.
Or be upset that your special people aren't with you now. Or wondering how everyone is going to take your death? Or thinking about anything other than the here and now....
perhaps like me, you may feel yourself slipping away from your body in those moments. Throw those thoughts away! You created them all.
Doc says you're gonna die. Smile and think "No way!" If the doctors say they may repair your heart if you can lose 50 pounds. Show up in six months without those pounds
I never did the mental exercises after my left side brain bleed stroke but I spent a month in the hospital using a walker around the ward until I got my body controlled again. Your mile-age may vary, but don't just try. Really work at it.
Last but not least, when all the medical staff and emergency noises settle down, and you're relaxed in your sweet spot (because you meditated before remember), you may in truth be in the in-between lives. You will have some great revelations of who you are, where you've been and obviously, have some life-changing decisions to make. Repeat step three.
It's very tranquil there. There may be friends and family to greet you.
This game is over. Thank you for playing. You can stay home awhile. Maybe call on your Father if your love is stronger than your fear.
Or you may go again, in another time, in another body.
Or...…… you wake up, at first just a little upset. It was so peaceful waiting up there. But you're not ready.
The nurse gently lets you know you have visitors. They've been crying.
I must acknowledge my Family Doctor Anthony Nelson,
Lead Surgeon Doctor Michael Perchinsky
Lead Surgeon Doctor John Bozinovski
and the ten other surgeons who helped over twelve hours work. I'm your living prove of concept and outcome. Very, very well done!
Thank you from the bottom of my repaired heart and replaced aorta to all the nurses and support staff at the Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital in British Columbia, Canada. Incredible!
Gary Allan Halonen