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A chance to meet my maker

Last week I had the flu and was feeling miserable. The first three days I was running a fever, which I kept under 101 F with a dose of extra strength acetaminophen every six hours. The fever is gone now, but I still have various aches in rotation around my upper body like little viral soldiers on guard duty.

But that's not what I came here to talk about. I'm 67, and it's no secret that this people at greatest risk for death from this particular bug are seniors. Now, it's often said that when you die you meet your maker. I don't know if that's true, but if it is, I, for one, am looking forward to that event with great excitement.

I've never seen a supernova up close and personal!

WTSharpe 6 Feb 10

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I'm still getting over the flu.

My definition is this: If there was a £20 note just outside your front door and you would go and pick it up you have a cold. With flu everything hurts, you constantly feel cold and dizzy.

Glad you are on the mend.


I'm getting a rerun. Just came out of one bout of the flu two weeks ago, and just got nailed with another one. Somebody trying to tell me something?

That's what I fear. Maybe the 10% effectiveness of this year's shot will prevent that. Let's hope!


I NEVER, gave that 'meet your maker,' much thought, till you pointed it out! How about that...I am getting excited, now! I REALLY have something to look forward to, when the time is just...right! Do get well, asap.


This better not be a virus I can get on the internet.
Glad you're recovering, my friend. Supernova. Hah! Good one.


I am glad you are on the road to recovery.


I'm glad you're feeling better, at least somewhat. That's a very good sign your fever is gone now. Your comment reminded me of a quote from one of Phil Hellenes' videos:

"Stars must die so that I can live. I stepped out of a supernova, and so did you."


Are you saying that you had a "Near Death Experience" or NDE- as another agnostic friend of mine calls them? He says that people near death have experiences that can't be accounted for. Like someone flatlined for 2 minutes, left there body and could describe things in the hospital - where they have never been.

Your friend is making very questionable claims and nothing can be proven, just asserted and under extreme and unusual circumstances and people love to make sensational claims.

I've never had a near death experience, but I know they're real -- the experience, that is. NDEs can be produced in the lab by magnetic stimulation. Just ask Michael Shermer, who voluntarily experienced his own NDE under such conditions. Of course, Shermer doesn't believe for a minute that he actually left his body, and neither do I. I believe it takes a body to generate consciousness, and once one ceases to function, so does consciousness.

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