What happens after death?
What happens after death?
The million dollar question has an answer, at least for
, a 55-year-old writer who lives in Derby, Derbyshire, one of England's 47 counties.
, a rare and serious disease in which calcium builds up in the small blood vessels of fatty tissue and skin.
"the miracle man"
after going through a borderline situation where he was "dead", Hill shared his experience of "dying" and coming back to life, saying it was actually a peaceful transition, and that he knew he was gone.
"There is no light at the end of the tunnel."
Hill is nicknamed "the miracle man" after going through an extreme situation in which he was "dead".
Kevin that his illness was leading him towards agony.
when his dead skin ,
which was caused by blisters, started eating away at his living skin, which meant he was in constant excruciating pain
Things got so bad that he bled out, losing almost two and a half liters of blood, and
his heart stopped before the doctors could resuscitate him
, against all odds.
Kevin recalls, "I wasn't looking at my body, but I was separate from my body. It was like I was in the spirit realm: I was aware of what was happening but I had a
lot of peace
Kevin had an amazing recovery.
"I knew I was bleeding. I knew it was serious. Staff were going in and out to stop the bleeding."
"I was watching NHS staff from the side trying to save me, but I knew I was dead
. I was separated from my body
," he recalled.
Kevin recalls that unique moment: "It's like I went to sleep and woke up alive, and the bleeding had stopped. I knew it was not my time to die. This situation has made me refocus my priorities," he recalls.
When he was released from the hospital, his family environment changed drastically.
"I've become more resilient. I know I can bounce back," she says.
The problems for Kevin skyrocketed in the summer of 2021, when his legs began to swell because
they were retaining excess water
He consulted several doctors but none gave him the precise diagnosis.
Until he finally had an appointment in the coronary care unit in Derby and was sent to Derby Royal Hospital within hours.
Kevin returned home with his wife Camille Hill.
"They gave me a medicine to eliminate water retention. After everything happened, they told me that
I had lost 65 kilos of water
The water retention was due to
Kevin's heart valve having two parts instead of three.
Kevin underwent surgery to correct this heart valve problem in January 2022.
"After my operation I contracted calciphylaxis
. This is a rare condition that is only diagnosed in one in five people," he confessed.
"I had the disease for months. My skin was eating away at me. I had three days where my legs were bleeding, it just wouldn't stop."
Kevin lost so much blood that he died for a few minutes until the doctors were able to resuscitate him.
"I'm in the final stages of recovery. In my right leg I still have some pain, but it's not anywhere near the level it used to be, when I would cry for hours."
Kevin is almost fully recovered and returned to his home with his wife Camille Hill, 52.
They were "dead" for a few minutes and they tell what they lived: "I floated and saw myself from above"
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