Saturday, January 17, 2009


Marty sends me jokes. Many are funny and he is a nice person.
Here is something that is worth knowing that is not so funny.

I forward a lot of stuff; as a triple stroke survivor--this isn't funny but I forward in the hope you'll never have even 'one' stroke. Marty

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


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.


Thank God for the sense to 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
secognize 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 emergency number immediately and
describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your

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.

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.

I have done my part...will you?

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