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    What it feels like to DIE: People who have narrowly escaped death describe their 'last moments' - from a deep sense of calm to the 'worst loneliness'



    People from around the world who were once close to death have shared what the last moments of life feel like, including Christopher Mooney from Bristol who experienced deep peace.

    It's the one certainty that we will all face in the future, yet what it feels like to die remains the great unknown.

    Those who may be able to share some insight, however, are people who have narrowly escaped death - and some have shared their experiences in a Quora thread to shed some light on one of life's greatest mysteries.

    Christopher Mooney from Bristol was one of those who shared their experience with the question and answer site, explaining that he'd previously had a brush with death and believes he was 20 to 30 seconds from the end of his life.

    Reassuringly, he described feeling calm, saying it was one of the 'most peaceful moments' of his life, and he even saw the funny side of how unlucky he was.

    He added that the stereotype of life flashing before your eyes was true, as he reflected on the person he was and if he could have done certain things differently.

    New Yorker Kiara St. Clara had a more traumatic tale to tell of when she suffered anaphylactic shock and her heart stopped for two minutes - an ordeal she describes as the worst loneliness she'd ever experienced.



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    What it feels like to be told you’re dying: Palliative care experts reveal the trauma of the ‘existential slap’ patients experience when they find out life is coming to an end

    Palliative care specialists spoke to The Atlantic about dying patients
    Nessa Coyle from New York said all patients experience an 'existential crisis'

    Occurs when they receive bad news from a doctor or they feel death 'in the soul'
    Crisis leads to depression, despair or anger, and often all three

    According to Virginia Lee, a nurse who works with cancer patients, if people can come to a state of acceptance, they are usually more compassionate and appreciative of what life they have left.
    However, this only works if they have fully faced up to the fact they are dying and are not in denial.

    'It's like pretending it's not raining when it’s pouring. You can do that when it’s drizzling, but eventually, you have to live with the rain,' she explained.
    Research by the Dying Matters Coalition has found that a third of British adults think about dying and death at least once a week.
    But the majority are still uncomfortable discussing the subject with loved ones, and fewer than 20 per cent have asked a family member about their end of life wishes.



    When you die you KNOW you're dead

    Scientists have discovered that a person's consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life – meaning they have awareness of their own death.
    A team from New York University Langone School of Medicine carried out twin studies in Europe and the US of people who have suffered cardiac arrest and 'come back' to life, in the largest study of its kind.
    Medically speaking, doctors define death based on when the heart no longer beats, which then immediately cuts off blood supply to the brain.
    The brain's cerebral cortex – which is responsible for thinking and processing information from the five senses – also instantly flat-lines, says Dr Sam Parnia. This means that within 2 to 20 seconds, no brainwaves will be detected on an electric monitor.
    This sparks a chain reaction of cellular processes that will result in the death of brain cells. However, this can take hours after the heart has stopped, he explained.
    And performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that hasn't successfully revived a patient can still result in sending some blood to the brain – about 15 percent of what it requires to function normally.
    But brain cell death is still happening, just at a slightly slower rate, he said.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...#ixzz4yP7xaUvI

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