Monday, November 12, 2007

Signs of Stroke.

Post 362 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 12th November, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well, had a great weekend, and that the week has started well for you. All fine here and getting too warm for my liking and I spent time this evening watering the garden. We have 2 hours every second day to water allowed now. As usual, we need more rain, like lots of other people.

Tonight I have an article about Strokes - how to recognize them, and signs to look for and to know when to get some help. This was sent by my friend Barbara, as was the first joke later.
Thank you Barbara.

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

My 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.

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

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.


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 * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg "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 000 immediately!! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is

1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.

2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A prominent 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.

….and it could be your own…


This could happen to you.

I was barely sitting down in the toilet, when I heard a voice from the
other stall saying : "Hi, how are you ?"

I'm not the type to start up a conversation in the restroom, but I don't know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed,
"Doing just fine !"
And the other person says : "So what are you up tp ?"
What kind of a question is that ? At that point I'm thinking this is too
bizarre so I say :
"Uhhh, I'm like you, just traveling."
At this point I am just trying to get out as fast as I can when I hear
another question :
"Can I come over ?"
OK, this question is just too weird for me but I figured I could just
be polite and end the conversation. I tell them :
"No. . . . .I'm a little busy right now !!!"

Then I hear the person say nervously . . . .
"Listen, I'll have to call you back. There's an idiot in the other stall
who keeps answering all my questions."
The university lecturer was speaking to an audience of townspeople. He was attempting to prove that there was a connection between
happiness and the amount of sex in people's lives.

To help prove his point, he asked those in the audience who indulged
every night to raise their hands. Only 5% did so, laughing merrily.

He then asked how many indulged once a week, and 70% raised their
hands smiling contentedly as they did so.

Then the people who indulged once a month were asked to raise their hands, but it was noticeable they neither laughed or smiled.

The lecturer thought that this proved his point, but to prove how obvious
this matter was, he asked those who indulged once every year to raise
their hands. A tall man at the back of the hall leapt from his chair, waving his hand and laughing loudly.

The lecturer was astonished at this apparent contradiction to his lecture,
and he asked the man why he was so happy.

The man replied, "Certainly. It's tonight ! It's tonight !"

The man who gives in and apologises when he is wrong is a wise man.
The man who gives in and apologises when he is right is married.

My husband says he is going to dance on my grave when I die - - - so
today I made a new will leaving instructions that I'm to be buried at sea.

Richard was not very frightened when he saw the ghost and, since it
appeared to be friendly, he asked the ghost if he could take his photo.

The ghost willingly agreed and Richard went to fetch his camera, but found the flash attachment on it was broken.

The spirit was willing -- but the flash was weak.

Last night, my friend Mabel was feeling terribly ill so her husband
phoned the doctor's surgery.

"I'm afraid the doctor is busy unto 10 am Thursday." said the
"But that's three days away ! My wife is terribly ill," pleaded Mabel's
husband. "What if she's dead by then ?"

"Well, " said the receptionist, " you can always phone and cancel
the appointment."

Teacher : "Wendy, can you put 'defeat', 'deduct', 'defence' and
'detail' in a sentence.

Wendy :"Yes, miss. de feet of de duck gets under de fence before
de tail."

After that one, some more words to live by - - - -

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.

Stand apart from the crowd / Be tue to yourself.

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Little friends may prove to be great friends.

Dance like nobody is watching.

Nothing succeeds like success.

That is enough for tonight my friends. Look after each other and
do something nice for someone. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 362 ~ ~ ~ ~ Monday, 12th November, 2007.


Patty said...

Good morning, once again, I got some chuckles. I especially like this one. My husband says he is going to dance on my grave when I die - - - so today I made a new will leaving instructions that I'm to be buried at sea.

Jim said...

That "you can always phone and cancel the appointment" is pretty true for most doctors.

Beware of people talking to you from under the stall! The cell phone could be a ruse.

Did you read my "NEW REVISED RULES OF CELL PHONE USAGE ETIQUETTE IN RESTAURANTS" from my last Thursday's blog?

Gledwood said...

That lavatory cubicles thing is scary... very scary indeed, know what I mean!!

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Thank you Merle for posting the stroke information. I had read something of this nature before but this time I made myself a copy. Enjoyed the jokes as always. Our Idaho Senator found out that one needs to be careful about the toilet stall conversations.

Lady Di Tn said...

Yeah for large print. I had forgotten about stick out your tongue. Thanks for jogging the ole gray matter.
LOL de feet go under de fence before de tail.

Going to Art Venture's lunch this Friday so I need to remember some of these funny jokes to entertain the ladies.

It is suppose to get 70 here today and that is TOO HOT for November in Tn.

I will pray that we all get rain soon.

audrey` said...

Good Morning Merle

Thank you so much for sharing the beauty tips by Audrey Hepburn in my blog =)

The conversation in the washroom is so hilarious.

Take care, my friend.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ I remember my old water rationing days in California... and they are NOT pleasant! ~ jb///

Leann said...

thanks for sharing the strok thing with us.its wise to know these things.
I sure enjoyed the jokes.
its nice here 50,s tomorow and Iam going out for a ride to Anna,s.I been in the house too long.I need to get out and enjoy the weather.
have a great week,God bless...

Anonymous said...

Dear Merle,
Thank you so much for the Stroke Information. My father years ago had a small stroke and had the slurred speach and one side of the face drooped...We were able to get him to the hospital and he recovered. The information you are giving is so important and it is wonderful you are sharing it on your blog.

Hope you are doing well. Here we are going into fall. This week the temperature is going to really change to cold weather.


Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Thank you for posting signs of a stroke!

Funny jokes, again, as usual. Loved the one about being buried at sea. Smart woman! And the inspirational quotes are wonderful. A visit with always cheers me up, and on!

I hope all is well with you, dear Merle.

Warm regards,