Women: I dreamt my husband's heart attack; SANDY'S AWFUL NIGHTMARE WAS A PREMONITION THAT SAVED THE LIFE OF HER BELOVED GRAHAM.
THE NIGHTMARE was so terrifying that it jolted Sandy Pointer awake. It took her a while to realise she'd actually been dreaming - it had all been so vivid.
It seemed so real that she broke down crying while her 55-year-old husband Graham lay beside her snoring in bed, oblivious to her terror.
"In my dream I was with my husband in hospital," recalls Sarah, 40, from Staines in Middlesex.
"Graham was clutching his chest telling me he was having problems breathing. He was also complaining of pain and his face looked ashen. I knew he was having a heart attack.
"That morning, as soon as Graham was up and about, I asked him to go for a health check-up."
All that day in January 2004, mum-of-five Sandy couldn't get the bad dream out of her mind. It felt so real that she took it to be a warning.
She was no stranger to psychic dreams, having had them since she was a teenager. They were mainly silly things, like who was seeing who at school. But this was Sandy's first terrifying premonition involving anyone close to her.
Graham, who runs a childminding business with his wife, ignored her advice, insisting that he felt fine.
But later that year, on the way back from visiting her mum, he complained of a pain in his chest. He was driving the car and Sandy told him to pull over.
"I said, 'Graham, you're having a heart attack, we're going to hospital NOW!' He said I was overreacting. But I'd seen it all before - in my dream.
"He actually said, 'I just need a drink of water and I'll be OK'. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I made him swap seats with me so I could drive."
On the short journey to accident and emergency, Graham's condition deteriorated rapidly. Once they had arrived at hospital, Sandy experienced a disturbing flashback.
"Graham was in a cubicle clutching his chest - exactly like he was my dream. It was uncanny," she says.
"Within minutes a doctor confirmed he'd had a heart attack. We were later told that vessels supplying the heart had closed.
"The doctor told us, 'If you had not brought him in tonight he would have been dead by tomorrow morning'. As he said this a shiver went up my spine. I couldn't believe how close I'd come to losing him."
Graham says: "When my wife told me about her premonition I ignored it - I felt fit and healthy and thought it was rubbish. I didn't feel run-down despite working six days a week running our child-minding business.
"But the day after my heart attack as I lay in my hospital bed, I remembered Sandy's dream. It really shook me up and I realised what a fool I was to have ignored her advice."
Unsurprisingly, Graham now listens to Sandy's premonitions - their kids have even started calling her Psychic Mum. Luckily, she's not had any more foreboding news. "A few weeks ago, Bridie, who's 11, said, 'Mummy, you're psychic. Will I get into the football team?'" says Sandy.
"Immediately I had a flash in my mind of her running on the school playing field wearing her football kit. 'Yes, definitely', I told her.
"Since I saved Graham's life I've also been using my gifts to help friends - I've discovered I've a real knack for reading the tarot cards.
"As the old saying goes, forewarned is forearmed, which for my Graham couldn't be more poignant."
Contact Sandy on 01784 885060.
He clutched his chest just like in my dream
VISIONS: Sandy and Graham' RESULT: Sandy knew Bridie would be in the team
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 27, 2006|
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