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1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
Serious but interesting, AND could be life saving.



A friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.

I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save

some folks. Seriously.. Please read:



STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured

everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just

tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and

got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid

went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband

called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital

- (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ.

Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would

be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless

condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he

can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick

was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient

medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.



RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately,

the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe

brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a

stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple

questions:



S * Ask the individual to SMILE .

T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e.

. . It is sunny out today).

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .



NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out

their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the

other that is also an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999 immediately!!

and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.



A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this sends it to 10

people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
Christmasshopper Avatar
1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
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#1
Copied and pasted into emails and sent to all on my list, simple things save lives, thanks,
fizzie xx
[mod]#2
Thanks for posting Christmasshopper, it's great that you are raising awareness!!

Its amazing how some really simple steps could make a real difference to or even save someones life. I'll be forwarding this to some friends :)
#3
Just needed to bump this back up to the top to make sure you all know what to do. :thumbsup:
#4
excellent. Will be emailing this onto all my contacts.
#5
Interesting!

Thanx for sharing!

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