Thursday, January 27, 2011

STROKE- Public Service Announcement!

Oh, it's so good to be back here. Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.
Today I am posting my P.S.A.

Please, read this and pass it on to everyone you know and love. Seriously. It could save someones life. That life could be mine. These are signs of a stroke.
Face- Ask the person to smile. If the smile is crooked or dropping on one side, or the persons eye looks aloof ...
Arms- Ask them to raise their arms. If they can't hold them out in front of them, or one of them droops....
Speech- Ask them to repeat a simple phrase and ask questions. If speech is slurred or incorrectly answered simple questions....
TIME is of the essence. DIAL 911 for ANY ONE of these symptoms. Don't drive. Wait for the ambulance. Trust me.

Seriously. Trust me.

These don't make a great fashion statement:

but they look much better when you can put them on yourself.

Please, please please pass the information on. And-  just to let you know, if it is happening to you - you won't realize what it is even if you are familiar with these signs. That is why it is so important to let your loved ones know, too.

I am so happy to be back here in blog land with a bad fashion statement. My how I've missed you the past few days. Then again I didn't realize it had been a few days, but I digress...

:-* I LOVE you, man! er... blog! ;-)


  1. Goodness, Barbie! What happened?

  2. I hope this isn't about you or someone you love having a stroke! I got this info from my MIL a few weeks ago. They say that if you can get someone who has just had a stroke to a hospital quickly, the chances of reversing or preventing the damage, and even death, are much better.

  3. Oh, it's a long story. But, suffice to say that my brain was seriously not working right and I actually thoguht I could work with only being able to see out of one eye. When I couldn't dial the phone or get the assistant to figure out what I wanted they called my husband and the next thing I knew we were at the hospital.
    Mary- You are very right. Time is one of the most important things! No one told the Dr's about the speech thing only the vision and headache so they didn't know right away. When they figured out the speech thing, it was game on!
    I was truly lucky but many people are not as lucky as I was. For me it's daily medication for life but no permanent damage.