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    Not stalking but important to everyone

    STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S. T. R.


    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 evening

    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...


    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 – ie. 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.

    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

    I have done my part. Will you?

    You could help to save someones life

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    A very usable piece of first aid.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I had a stroke a couple of years ago,but,it happened while I was asleep.I woke up with a massive pain in the head,and to cut a long story short it had affected my eyesight to the point that I could only see off to my right,which was really weird,and today,although it has got a lot better,and I can drive again I still have a blinjd spot in both eyes.The brain is a magnificent thing and if you are lucky then it can remap itself to do the job of the part of the brain that has died.Please take notice of this post as it is something that happens a lot,and there are plenty of people that are walking around not even knowing they have had a stroke,they are the lucky ones,so,please don't leave it to luck..........Martin

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    I know the signs well.................................. as I am carer to my father who has had three major strokes and a couple of minor ones. his first one Christmas afternoon we put down to the half bottle of whisky he had drunk then not realising he had had a stroke. of course he didn't notice the loss of feeling in his left hand as it has had no feeling since the accident in 1953.

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    Great wife is a speech therapist so she's sees the heartbreaking results of stroke everyday. I will certainly be passing it on.

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