posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 04:38 PM
I love the thread! Thanks for posting it!
I worked as an ER nurse for 10 years in a very large inner city trauma hospital. Ive seen and heard many things people say and do right before death..
and mainly its cursing, yelling, crying, or calling for loved ones. Nothing overly wonderful.. mainly nothing remotely pleasant. Perhaps it was due to
the trauma setting.. no family joined around the deatn bed scenario.. who knows. Ive told some of it on here.. but many times, especially witrh kids
you hear the last words of " whats happening": or " will I be ok" or " is my mom/dad here" .... In ashamed Ive lied to so many people. I dont
want the last feeling to be fear, of being alone,or Im weak and afraid to tell the truth. Ive said " youre doing fine" or " dont worry" or "yes,
your mom is right here" among so many other lies that I imagine there are a troop of spirits waiting to kick my ass upon my death for lying to them.
Yes, I feel guilt.. the last thing they ever heard on this world was a lie... from me.
On a personal experience I actually had been involved in an accident and "died" but I was revived obviously on the way to the hospital. My mother
was with me and the huge joke ( now of course) that if I would have died for good, my last words would have been " let me up, I have to use the
I plan on much more philosophical words my next try at death. Ive actually thought about it!
I was with my grandfather when he died. I expected something important because of the life he lived and the truly remarkable person he was.. I guess
from all of the ribbing of me for years about my potential parting words, I needed something good from my idol. Unfortunately, his last words were "
stop staring at me dammit!". SO much for a last word to inspire me .. thanks grampa. Now I have a mental complex about possibly staring at patients
when they are near death....
To the original question.. yeah, there is one that resonates with me:
"I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass." - Johnny Frank Garrett, Sr, also
Thats kind of my thought down deep.. if Im being truthful with myself. All that matters is what my family and loved ones think and feel for me.. self
centered - yes.. the rest can kiss it.