18 days on a ventilator

The entire time I was on a ventilator, I hallucinated that I was at a resort. I had no idea that I was in dire straits.

At one point, the director of the resort asked me if I wanted to stay at the property forever or go back home to my family. I told him I wanted to go back home. And that’s when I was revived and came off the ventilator.

During one operation, I saw the doctors working on me from above. I believe that I died or came close to dying several times.

For some reason the universe spared me. I know of many people who died on the ventilator and it makes me wonder how I was given the chance to continue my life.

It’s therapeutic for me to write about this here. I hope you will understand the emotional stress I have endured.

Thanks, for the support! 🙂

John

4 thoughts on “18 days on a ventilator

  1. Danielle Governor December 2, 2021 / 5:09 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! You have a gift of writing. My husband and I have been praying for you and thinking of you since we heard the news. We so happy to hear this is therapeutic for you as well. Many blessings to you and your family. Continued prayers for your full recovery.

  2. Lisa December 2, 2021 / 10:34 pm

    John, what an inspirational and heartfelt experience you have shared. Thank you!
    And I do understand that you have been through much emotional turmoil along with the physical duress.
    My husband went through emotional distress as well after his ordeal on the ventilator.
    It was almost as if he was overwhelmed to still be alive.
    And while he was still on the ventilator his doctor had repeatedly told me he was a very sick man, as if he was preparing me for his death. But he did not die, he lived!
    So I had experienced a miracle, and that made me never stop believing that you would be a miracle too. And you are!

    It is amazing what prayer combined with positive thoughts and the power of collective consciousness can do!
    And maybe the universe has something to say about it too! 🙂

    Lisa

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  3. Annemarie Bradshaw December 3, 2021 / 9:04 am

    So happy to see you writing your story. I had many prayer groups, praying in your name daily. You are still in my daily prayers. Sending love to you, my cousin.

    Love,
    Annemarie

    • John Reizer December 3, 2021 / 9:07 am

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