The Mind of One 25 Year Old

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Signs of a Stroke May 13, 2009

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My grandma had a terrible stroke when I was around 16 years old. My mom sent me this in an email today and I wanted to share it:

 

During a BBQ, a friend 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, 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 6:00 pm 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.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR (first 3 letters of stroke). 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) (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
911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

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.

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