have spoken about the dreams that occurred while being in their
comatose state. I too had
some VERY wild dreams. After
finally waking up, and being able to understand things that happened
to me, the dreams made sense. Wild
as they were from the morphine , they pieced together nicely with
actual occurrences that happened around me.
I will try to explain the dreams that I had and at the end of
each, let you know what happened in "real life" that may
have triggered them. Strap yourselves in!!!
was in some sort of military medical experiment facility.
The room where I found myself in was freezing cold.
There were observation windows like those in surgical theaters
(if that is what you call them). The walls were made of stainless
steel. The tiled floors
sloped from the walls to the center of the room with a huge floor
drain in the center. I
was positioned along one wall. There was a stainless steel table in
front of me to the left and another to the right.
The one on the left had a huge block of ice setting on top of
it. Inside the ice were
body parts. Legs, arms,
torsos etc. The table on
the right had body parts sewn together. Not in the proper anatomical
positions, but feet sewn to arms and the like.
There were med students at the table laughing and joking on
what kind of weird thing they could do next to the body parts.
lab was evidently deep under the ocean surface.
For some reason my father entered the room with me and stood
close by. We made a deal with the head student there to get us out .
His mother was a top ranking officer in the navy, and could have us
choppered out, only problem being getting to the surface to be
transported. The next
thing that I can remember is my father holding me very close in his
arms telling me that everything would be ok.
The staff had us enter a chamber that would fill with water and
equalize the outside pressures. We
entered and before I knew it we were floating up towards the surface.
Me wrapped tight in my fathers arms floating slowly upward.
When we broke the surface, I could hear the helicopter hovering
above. We climbed inside
and headed for dry land. Reaching
land the helicopter set down, and I was awarded lifetime medical
coverage from the navy, along with a monthly retirement check the rest
of my life.
dream correlated with things that happened while in the coma.
My dad was there at Grand Rapids when they wrapped me in
aluminum foil to keep me warm for the flight to the University of
Michigan. He went with me
as they wheeled me up towards the flight area.
He kept telling me that "Everything would be ok".
The helicopter in the dream was probably triggered by the
actual helicopter waiting to transport me.
I was in the Submarine Service from 1977-81 and I guess since
the lab in the dream was an experimental military one I figured I
should be afforded the right to have the benefits after going thru the
mess down there!
dream took place at Clearwater Beach Florida. I am from Florida now
living in Michigan.
was walking down the sidewalk adjacent to the beach.
I could feel the sand that had blown from the beach onto the
sidewalk as I walked. I
reached a dead end in the road. Above
me was an overpass that lead to an island.
There was a channel that ran under the overpass.
The water was crystal clear.
A cop came by and told me not to stay after sunset because they
were having problems in the area at that time of day.
I told him no problem. I then jumped into the water and
eventually found myself swimming underwater without the use of any air
tanks or other apparatus. The
colorful tropical fish were flourishing everywhere.
I swam up to an old billboard that had been discarded in the
channel that advertised "Treasure Island" with pictures of
pirates and their ships. It was getting dark, and I turned and headed
towards shore. All of a
sudden someone came out from behind the billboard and attacked me.
He pulled me into deeper water where no one could see us and to
my amazement began to pull out all of my teeth.
After they were all pulled, the guy replaced them with bent up
pennies. He then took me behind the billboard to an entrance to
there were large spans of metal that traversed over the channel we had
just been swimming in. There
were people up on these spans taking pictures of the channel. They
were working there taking pictures to see if there were any changes in
the channel formation from the tide and water currents.
man who attacked me had now become my boss.
He gave me a camera and sent me up there to do the same as the
others. While up there I
recognized a friend of mine Richard.
How he got there, I have no idea. Richard was friends with the
guy who nabbed me underwater. All I know is that when the work was done everyday, he would
go home, but I would be stuck there with a bomb type device around my
ankle. This device would explode if I crossed certain points inside
became very upset at the way I was being treated so to retaliate, I
purposely went beyond the boundary point hoping to blow up and take
them with me. This
however was not the case. I
ended up blowing myself up. All
that was left of me was a "head". No body, just a head on
the floor looking around at everyone scrambling.
The explosion caused a major leak in the building and people
were running to get out before it flooded.
I then see my mom walking slowly thru the hallway calling for
me. I could hear her but
I could not talk. She
would say "Bobby, where are you?" Over and over again.
think me being able to breath underwater without aid was due to the
ECMO. This miracle
machine takes blood out of the body, removes the CO2 and adds O2, then
re-warms it and pumps it back into the body. The lungs themselves do
not do the breathing for the patient. They are set with the ventilator
supplying 6 breaths per minute, just to keep them moving.
Perhaps my dream reflected that I didn't NEED to breath on my
own, for the machine was doing it for me.
friend in the dream Richard, was someone that I worked with in Florida
at a mapping company. He
and I put our notices in the same week to move on to new jobs.
Everyone at work called him a traitor for going to the
competition. I think this is why he was a friend to the one who attacked
last part is a significant one because in almost all my other dreams I
remained being just a head. Not being able to move on my own power.
This perhaps is from the paralyzation drugs.
had MANY food dreams. I
again still just a bodiless head would be in a restaurant eating.
Somehow I would be able to eat, but with no arms etc, I'm not
sure how I did it. Anyway,
I would be there for hours until the staff would come to me and tell
me that it was time for them to close up for the day. I would just sit
there, and not budge. The staff would sit all around me making subtle hints for me
to leave, but being just a head I couldn't go anywhere. Finally they would call the police and they would have to
come and pick me up. They would come in, tuck me under the arm, and
haul me off.
food dreams were probably from the break room being the next room over
from where I was in SICU. They
would have food brought in like pizza, Mexican, etc.
Those strong spicy foods could have triggered the restaurant
dream involved me being a "head" again.
I was at the door of my garage looking up at a friends parents. He a veterinarian, was taking pictures of me.
I heard a conversation between them about my funeral, and
memorial services. The
Vet then picked me up and tucked me under his arm and off we went to
take a picture at another location.
We ended up at his house.
He placed me on the rail of his powerboat and stepped back and
clicked a few pictures. He
told his wife that this would be a good picture, knowing how much I
loved to go diving and skiing with them.
I was tucked under the arm and this time toted to a pool. The back
yard of the house was my own, however the pool was not.
We had an above ground pool, this one was in-ground.
All my friends were there.
They were joking, and laughing, dancing, singing.
Just having a great time.
I was placed on a rubber float in the pool.
I could see everyone and hear everyone, but nobody could hear
me. I was at my own
funeral "party". People
would talk about me in the past tense, remember when we did this...and
when he did that kind of talking.
Somebody then decided that I would make a great electrical
conductor for an amplifier. They
connected wires to me and to the pool somehow, and then someone else
picked up a guitar and started playing.
It would shock me every time the guy played.
No one would hear me yelling, but each time I did yell, the
sound of the guitar would get distorted.
another paralysis effect being a "head" again.
here or to go?:
dream was definitely the worst of them all.
I found myself in the back of box van in an alley way. Seems
like it was a New York type place by the buildings around me. Inside with me were a man and his wife, who were deli owners
in town. Today happened
to be Easter in the dream. The
couple inside the van were preparing what they called
"Kosher" meals for people
who would buy them on the black market.
I found myself laying there in the van, not being able to move.
(paralysis again I reckon) The man began to sharpen a knife. I could see the slick silver blade reflecting light as it
passed back and forth across the steele.
He then proceeded to start cutting me up. He cut my stomach,
and pulled out my liver, and told his wife to boil it down, that it
would make good gravy. He
kept taking pieces of my body, one after the other. Again I was left
with just a head. I
watched as they cooked and decorated all of my parts.
Hearing the cops coming, they started the van and moved to
another location. They
finished cooking me, and placed me in those aluminum hot to go boxes.
Then began delivering me to families so they could feast on me.
again could have been triggered from food within smelling range of my
bed in the SICU.