Prevent Strokes

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage 93383

This is very touchy to me right now.  I lost my Mother in law on Sunday, due to a stroke..

Maybe this note will save someone you know.


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


During a BBQ, 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, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the  evening 

Jane's husband called later  telling everyone that his wife had been taken to  the hospital -
6:00  pm  Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the  signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane 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. 


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 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 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 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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Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Ginger...this is so sister had a stroke about 4 years ago...she was a beautiful, energetic, she is totally different, with short-term memory loss...significant!  Thanks for the post!  Best of Luck to you and yours...

Oct 15, 2009 07:40 AM #1
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks so much Amanda,

We are still hurting from this loss and I want to know and understand all that I can to share and maybe prevent one from happening to others that I care about,



Oct 15, 2009 07:43 AM #2
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida and Washington

Hi Ginger. I am sooo sorry about your loss but as already mentioned hoping this post can help someone else. ~ Lana

Oct 15, 2009 07:46 AM #3
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Ginger --- am soooo sorry that your mother-in-law passed away -- our prayers are with you and your husband and family.  Thanks for passing the signs of a stroke -- I have read this before, we need to see every month or so to remember.

        Mama Liz

Oct 15, 2009 07:47 AM #4
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Ginger- I'm very sorry for your loss.  My Grandmother had a stroke years ago and she was with my Uncle who is a fire chief with EMT training at the time and he immediately recognized it and called 911 and the EMTs admistered the drug that is needed within the window.  She fully recovered and lived another 18 years.  Thankfully my daughter got to know her Great Grandmother.   I knew about the tonge, but I did not know about the raising your arms part.  Thanks for thinking to share this as you deal with your grief.  My prayers go out to you and your entire family.  God Bless.

Oct 15, 2009 07:49 AM #5
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Ginger...We are sad for you, but thanks for bringing this to all our attention!

Oct 15, 2009 08:10 AM #6
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I did not know this about strokes, so I re-blogged you. My thoughts are with you.

Oct 15, 2009 09:23 PM #7
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks so much Russell.

If the Drs. had recognized this earlier...she may still be alive..


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