maybe good to know

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by zikken, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. zikken

    zikken New Member

    Perhaps this is good to know......

    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.
    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 an getting to the patient within 3
    hours which is tough. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer 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:

    1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.

    2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . It is
    sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call
    9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    The warning signs of a stroke are:
    Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
    Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding.
    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
    Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
    Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

    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.

    BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE, you
    could save their lives.


    Let your friends know.......
  2. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    Thanks for sharing this; it is so important to know. We have a friend who just had a stroke and he waited to seek help. He will be OK and regain all function, but it could have been so much better if he had immediately contacted a medical facility.

    Sue
  3. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    zikken:
    I never knew all of the symptoms of a stroke. Now I do.
    Thank you for posting that information.
    My condolences also for the loss of a friend.
    Hugs,
    NyroFan
  4. matthewson

    matthewson New Member