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IMPORTANT - Please Read
« on: Aug 01, 2007, 01:45:09 AM »
A friend sent this to me today and I thought it was a "must read" for everyone, so I'm sharing it with everyone here.   

New Sign of a Stroke -- Stick out Your Tongue

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

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

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.

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.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

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.


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Re: IMPORTANT - Please Read
« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2007, 06:46:00 AM »
Thank you Patti!!
It is important that people know!!

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Re: IMPORTANT - Please Read
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 2007, 07:11:03 AM »
Those are great tips to know, Patti. Thank you for posting them!
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Re: IMPORTANT - Please Read
« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2007, 08:14:30 AM »
Great information :ThumbUp:  Thanks for posting it Patti!

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Re: IMPORTANT - Please Read
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2007, 11:43:08 AM »
You're welcome!  :smile: These are such easy things to remember and who knows when you might need it for someone you love.   :dunno:  I just wanted al my friends to know these things, so I've been passing the information on to them.   :idea:
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Re: IMPORTANT - Please Read
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2007, 03:26:46 PM »
Thanks for the info.
This is me ->?

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2007, 09:20:58 PM »
When I had a stroke in 97 according to Billie ( I didn't remember any of it) she said I talked and acted normal but did not know where I was so that is something else to remember. Also could not use my right arm at all for about a month. Mine was caused by extremely high blood pressure.

 

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