Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stroke

This is very important … please pass it on.

Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator…… the  Tongue

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.. Seriously..

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) .she said she had 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 6:00 PM 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.

STROKE  Remember   the 1st Three Letters….S.T.R. and now Four letters…S.T.R.O.

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 and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently) (I.e.  It is sunny out  today.)

R *Ask  him or  her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If  he or  she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call  emergency  number immediatelyand describe  the symptoms to  the dispatcher.

New   Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick O*UT Your   Tongue

NOTE: Another ’sign’ of a stroke is this:-

Ask the person to ’stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

 

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Morsels

We’ve been trying to beef up our communication at MPOW, with some efforts more successful than others. One of the things I decided to try was a site where I would post some of the tidbits of information that I inevitably gather as I go about my week. I’m not sure how many people (if any) and reading it, but it’s out there.

I thought I’d share some of the tidbits here, too.  Enjoy.

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Infuriating

Those of you who know me know that I’ve struggled with my weight all my life.  It’s been an incredibly frustrating problem, and so when I read articles like this, it makes me crazy.

Seriously??

“… typical daily meals used to include a 20-ounce steak and three potatoes washed down with a 12-pack of soda.”

The thing that makes me crazy is that this is how the media typically portrays overweight people, as eating ridiculously large meals.  So of course they’re overweight.  Which means that when they look at people like me, they think I’m putting away meals like that when in many cases, I eat less than they do.

Just a personal rant. Grrr.

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