Dr Oz: Near-Death Experience After Diet Pill Addiction
Dr Oz introduced a woman who worried for years about how her poor habits and decisions on Earth were putting her on a fast track toward hell. But what she found when she died was actually the complete opposite. Her name is Erica and she shared her own incredible story.
Erica had struggled with body issues her whole life. When she first started taking diet pills in 1993, she told herself it couldn’t be that bad. Even though she was a nurse, she continued to take a class-4 narcotic. Soon, the pills took over her life and became her life for the next nine years. She wasn’t sleeping or eating, and was destroying her body and hiding it from everyone, including her husband.
Dr Oz: Mom Saw A Glimpse Of Heaven
Erica could feel her body shutting down. Her lungs were collapsing her heart was beating more erratic. Finally, her husband suggested, out of desperation, that she go to a hotel a sleep. He thought if she was away from the house and the kids she would be able to get some rest. By the time she got from her car to the hotel lobby, her symptoms were so much worse. She felt like she was going to pass out.
She got to the hotel room and was struck with the realization that she was dying. She knew she needed to get out so she ran with all her might out of the hotel. A stranger nearly hit her with his car but stopped and asked her if she needed help. She got in the car and the man drove her up the hill to his church. The pastor met them outside and Erica was hurried into the church.
As she slipped away from her body, she remembered looking down from the ceiling to see the paramedics coming in to tend to her body. She felt like it was too late for her and she wasn’t coming back because she was already dead.
Dr Oz: Woman Learns To Love Herself After Dying
Erica joined Dr Oz on set and recalled looking down at the lifeless body and realizing it was her. She also remembered not being limited to the five senses and letting go in a way that was entirely painless. She described it as “the most incredible feeling.”
As she let go, Erica went through a tunnel and got to the end where she is delivered into the hands of God. Then she was standing there with God and had a life review. She thought she was going to be judged but instead it was like she was reliving events as if it was a real day. One of the first memories she experienced was losing a tooth, then it was winning a spelling bee as a child. She also relived graduating from college and getting married. She remembered expecting to be judged, but God never judged her.
Fortunately, now Erica understands the importance of loving yourself and seeing yourself as valuable just as you are. When she came back, she became a self advocate for her own health. She had to learn to worry about herself and her own health.