Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My reader KENNY LIM H K sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

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


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.

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.)
* 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 the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this POSTING sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?


wandererAus said...

Shit! Shit! Shit!...why happened to a fine lady and not Fat Toad...let him not loose his life but, his power of speech. Malaysia will sleep better without the nuisance croaking noise....

Anonymous said...

Pls read this link.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernard, do you or anyone have a map to the BERSIH roadshow at Shah Alam? If so, please post it here as I and I am sure many others will like to go. Details:

1. Shah Alam, Selangor
Date : 24 June 2011
Time : 10:00pm
Venue : Kompleks Muhibbah, Jalan Taugeh 24/17, Persiaran Sultan, Seksyen 24, Shah Alam
Speaker : Syed Shahir, former President of the Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) and one of the leaders of BERSIH 1.0

zorro said...

Anon619pm....I have asked their official facebook site to supply the maps....just hope they do.

Anonymous said...

Huh? YOu mean you will not be there?

mahaza said...

Dear sir, as a stroke patient myself, one shud also knows if he/she had stroke attack. It may varies from one another and not sure whether it will help anybody. Depending on whether U were struck by full stroke or mild stroke, try to stay alert aka avoid collapsing. Blood pressure and not enough oksigen in blood to the brain is another factor. If your BP is at high end, do take precaution that the potential to get stroke is higher.

Anonymous said...

Ibrahim 'Shit Shit Shit' Katak better get an ambulance on stand by on 709!