During a BBQ (Garden Party), 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, Jasmine went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Jasmine's husband called later to say that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jasmne passed away). She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ (Garden Party).
Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jasmne would be with us today.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can 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
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. When people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, the stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage . Some don't die; instead they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions* *(Remember the First Three Letters of* *STROKE*
*S. T. R. ):*
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.*
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A *SIMPLE SENTENCE* *(Coherently) (e.g. Mera Bharat Mahan or Chicken Soup)*
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!: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his or her 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.*
*Will you send this ? I have done my part. Will you?* more