I had cataracts removed from both eyes and in the months following the operations the glare from sunshine, from television, even from my computer screen was unbearable. Eventually I decided to use the pain I was suffering as a symbolic statement indicating that I was unable to deal with The Light, so dropping down into a deep meditative state I began a visualization – a sort of waking dream –
The anesthesiologist showed me that the line was in a blood vessel and she would have to retry it. At that moment, I saw my blood pressure drop to 40/20 and I knew what that meant. I felt myself starting to fall over. At the same time I saw a boundary between darkness and light appear. I started to rise above the dark boundary and go into the light. The most interesting thing was that I felt no pain.
I had a seizure that caused me to code (no pulse or heartbeat). The nurses called rapid response code and I was once again taken back to the ICU. When I got to the room with, machines connected to me, is when I started to drift from the world.