Dr Oz: Learning About Death
Dr Oz has aired several segments on death and dying, hoping to give his viewers answers about what a lot of people fear the most. According to Dr Oz, approximately 30% of people say they’ve seen the final moments of someone’s life. Most everyone else likely only experienced death through media or funeral homes. But for Angela, she claims she’s lived through it. How is that possible?
Dr Oz: Expectant Mother Experienced Death
Angela explained that for her, pregnancy was a dream that quickly spiraled into a nightmare. She began noticing that she couldn’t catch her breath whenever she lay flat. She was dismissed as “a perfect new mother.” But as her pregnancy progressed, things only got worse, until she could only sit upright for the last three months.
She got the feeling that something was wrong, so she called her dad and asked to go to the emergency room. When she got there, she learned she was having contractions so doctors decided to induce her. As part of the induction, she had to lay flat but resisted, trying to explain why. Suddenly she couldn’t breathe but it was dismissed as a panic attack, although she knew she was dying.
Angela explained to Dr Oz that as she struggled to breathe, she could hear her husband and her doctors, but felt a “calling in her spirit.” She claims to have suddenly felt like everything would be okay so she was able to let go and trust God, as her feelings of pain slipped away.
Dr Oz: Near Death Experience
Angela actually saw herself from above and felt herself “traveling.” When she came to a rest, she saw herself and everyone else in the room from above. She also saw relatives coming to speak to her but never saw her daughter. However, she was able to sense that her daughter was okay. She claims she had never been more self aware than she was in that moment.
Dr Oz explained that there’s a part of the brain that can become damaged when there’s a lack of oxygen, which can then result in your body dissociating itself from the brain.
When Angela was able to “come back” she felt a sense of peace and calm. Because she had never seen her daughter, she knew she had to be there for her daughter. The exact moment she knew she had to be a mom, she opened her eyes.
Dr Oz: What Is Death Really Like?
Dr Jessica Zitter, a palliative care specialist, explained that death isn’t the chaotic experience movies can make it out to be. More often than not, it’s a peaceful, calming experience that brings people together. Dr Zitter also shared that she often sees an “incredible sense of release and comfort” in the room.
Have you ever wondered whether the person who is dying can hear those around them?
Family members often talk to their loved ones in their final moments, so it’s not surprising that we wonder whether they can hear us. It is believed that the sense of hearing may be the last to go. Dr Zitter explained that sometimes it’s better to avoid “over-medicalizing” death and let things happen naturally when they’re headed in that direction anyway. It may be best to simply make them as comfortable as possible.
Dr Oz: How To Prepare For Death
To prepare yourself and your family for your death, there are certain things you can do to make things easier on them and you. First, write down a plan that includes what’s important to you. Whether you want constant communication or to stay clean, you may not be able to speak for yourself so it could be beneficial to write things down.
You should also talk to your family and be sure you live life to the fullest. Dr Jessica Zitter is the author of “Extreme Measures.”