Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I am just copying this from a mail I got to reach as many of you as possible
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 -
(at 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.


  1. I have myself been a Stroke victim. Since I have been into fitness and exercise for almost 17 years, I could recover within 1 years time, but not without a lot of effort on my part. It needs lots of determination and will power to get over it systematically.
    I think it is good thing you brought this topic, for it would help people recognise the symptoms, and take action without wasting any time.
    I got it 12 years back, and I had no problems that could have led to a Stroke, but I still got it, and I was just 41 at that time and very healthy exercising, and conducting fitness classes.
    The reason is sometimes not known, but whatever the reason, if one gets a Stroke, one must do everything one can do to get back to the state one was before the stroke, as quickly as possible, for the more we delay the more we would be stuck in not getting the movements fully.
    I am 98% cured, but still the 2% of un coordination, that I feel I have not got would not be noticed by anybody, unless I told them.
    I am happy that at least I was 98% successful in getting back my movements, for it is quite dangerous, for if we let ourselves go we would remain invalid for life.
    Here is short link to my true story as a guest short story writer:
    Guest story – I find my inspiration in myself.
    I hope reading this helps people more to understand how serious Stroke can be, and also understand the cure is within us.