I hope I'm not going to have heart trouble like Dad
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick
I was on the way to work. The time was around 8.15 in the morning and my husband had just stopped, to drop me off at a point from where I used to walk the last 15 minutes or so to work.
As I shut the car door, I experienced a severe pain around my heart. I tried to wave my husband to stop the car but without success, and I therefore struggled to the back of the pavement and held on to the fence. At that time I then thought, 'I hope I'm not going to have heart trouble like Dad.' The pain then went away and I walked on to work.
I had, only been at my desk for about ten minutes when I had a telephone call from my father's place of work - the manager rang to tell me that my father had had a heart attack and had been taken to the hospital. He had collapsed soon after arriving at work, which was 7.30 a.m. Around five minutes after this call I had another call saying that my father had been dead on arrival at the hospital.