Avoiding the coffin
Medical death recoveries are an unbelievable phenomenon that only a few people get to experience— most of us probably never even want to. The doctors or people involved must have an extreme sense of accomplishment after they’ve revived the patient, but how does it feel to actually be “medically dead”? These Reddit users have experienced it, and they shared their stories.
I went through the windshield of a car after my seat belt buckle broke. After which I died of blood loss being transported to the hospital. For me it was like falling asleep when you’re really tired. I had no sense of time in-between when I was gone and when I came back. It was like a blink.
I don’t remember the chest compressions at all, but let me tell you that being defibrillated is an awful experience. (A_wicked_tale)
Overdosed on fentanyl and was found on the ground with no pulse and not breathing. They looked at the person who found me and told them I didn’t make after multiple resuscitation attempts but somehow after they gave up the drugs finally brought me back. I didn’t feel/see/hear/think anything it was really peaceful in hindsight, complete nirvana. Getting hit with narcan (reverses effects of opiate overdose) was by far the most painful thing mentally and physically I have ever experienced. Went from 0 to 100 real quick. (IllKidnapYourGrandma)
Confusing, if you weren’t aware that you were dying and only find out afterwards. I was in hospital being monitored for an unknown illness that had laid me low for about a week. I felt very very cold, and the last thing I remember is curling up into a very small ball to try to get warm. The next thing I know is that I’m being called by a nurse who wants me to open my eyes, and I’m surrounded by curious doctors reading my chart and peering at me. (continued)