Saturday, November 23, 2013

Old Geezers at Eye On Miami Serve UP A Positive Message! … by gimleteye

Please send this link along to your friends and family. We get kidded for being old geezers. That may be true. On the other hand, we all end up at the same destination, and if it can be avoided, we don't want to get there by this medical emergency: a stroke. So here is Eye On Miami's public service message.

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters…

S. T. R.

According to a neurologist, if one can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours, the effects of a stroke can be reversed ...totally. The trick is to get the stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours.


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)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

New Sign of a Stroke --------

Stick out Your 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.

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. Eye On Miami has done its part. Will you? Copy and paste the URL and send to your friends.


Anonymous said...

Never thought of you two as old geezers -- but thanks - this is very good advice!

Geniusofdespair said...

Speak for yourself, I am no old geezer.

Anonymous said...

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is:
Letter F-Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
F.A.S.T. Letter A-Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
F.A.S.T. Letter S-Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
F.A.S.T. Letter T-Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.