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
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…MORE…..
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
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
(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
that is also an indication of a stroke.