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Saturday, September 17, 2011

I forgot to push post - oops.

Just wanted to share something with you for your FYI.

About Strokes - don't know if you knew this or not . . .
STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters..... S. T. R.
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
DURING A BBQ, A WOMAN 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, JANE WENT ABOUT ENJOYING HERSELF THE REST
OF THE PARTY.
JANE\'S HUSBAND CALLED LATER TELLING EVERYONE THAT HIS WIFE HAD BEEN
TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL - (AT 6:00 PM JANE PASSED AWAY.) SHE HAD
SUFFERED A STROKE AT THE BBQ. HAD THEY KNOWN HOW TO IDENTIFY THE
SIGNS OF A STROKE, PERHAPS JANE 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 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 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out 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.

Now old chatty sent this to her daughter and hubby - just in case - so that they will know what to look for and I am sending it to you so that you have the same information to send to yours.

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18 comments:

Belle said...

Great information! I didn't know about all those little tests you can do. Thanks.

melody-mae said...

So sorry to hear about Jane. But I am interested in this information...I will forward it to my family! :)

Flora said...

Very interesting. Thanks for it.

SweetMarie said...

Very sad story.
This is very important information.
Thank you so much for sharing.

That corgi :) said...

great to post this, Sandie. You are right about that 3-hour window; another good thing to remember is when the symptoms started to make sure it falls within that 3 hours when telling the doctors.

betty

Ginny said...

I hate to even read about stuff this scary, but it is something we must do!!!

Wanda's Wings said...

Very good information. Thanks for sharing.

Eva Ason said...

We usually don't think about these things, thank you for the reminder. Good Post :)

Hugs!

Granny Annie said...

I did not know this. Excellent information and you may have saved a life today by posting this.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great information to have.

Thanks for posting it Chatty.

Jill said...

Thank you for such useful information!

Sandra said...

i am sticking my tongue out, how does it look? lol

Sandra said...

forgot to say, great info, now i need memory pills to remember the test

Thisisme. said...

Great post Chatty! I was sorry to hear about Jane also, but I did know that you should get to a hospital a.s.a.p. if you show any of the symptoms of a stroke. Something for us all to bear in mind here.

Michaele said...

Wonderful! I have heard this before, but needed a reminder. I guess, like you, I should tell my family. I could save MY life. Thanks.

Melanie said...

Very good information to have, Sandie! Thanks. :)

Sharon said...

This was great advice.

My dad had one of those *warning strokes* several years ago. He didn't want my mom to call the doctor. While I'm talking to her, telling her to hang up and call 911, he insists on getting on the phone to talk to me!

Aarrggh.

He's speaking all slurred, trying to describe how he can't get his right hand to work.

Fortunately, I got him OFF the phone and forced them to dial 911 ASAP. He was fine - it was just a warning.

Since then, I have lectured my folks - Never again. I'll pass on these stroke recognition hints. Hopefully, we'll never have to experience that again...

Ann said...

I've read this before. It's good information to know.