Thursday, November 20, 2014

Heart Attack...Self Survival Method

Life is more fragile than we think...
so we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets.

When my sister died suddenly at age 56,
her husband regretted so many things he'd not discussed with her.
Stokes and  Heart Attacks (even to those in good health) can be Life Threatening!

A recent family member, at age 49 with no major health issues, had a massive heart attack categorized as a 'Widow Maker'. It was sudden...unexpected...and was shocking! A 'Guardian Angel' saved his life! 

In mid-October, Tom sent me the following information...
as a reminder of what one can do when alone:

Let's say, it's 7:25 pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly, you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.  You are only about 5 km from the hospital nearest home. Unfortunately, you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course 
did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help,
the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint
has only about 10 seconds left...before losing consciousness.

These victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigourously.  A deep breath should be taken before each cough...and the cough must be deep and when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every 2 seconds without let-up until help arrives...or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs...and coughing movements squeeze the heart and  keep the blood circulating.  The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.  In this way, heart attack victims can get to the hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this.  It could save their lives!!!

A cardiologist says, “If everyone who gets this mail,
kindly sends it to 10 other people, you can bet
that we'll save at least one life.
Please contribute by forwarding this mail. 
You need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you...
and being reminded of how to tackle...Heart Attacks!”
(Dr. N. Siva ~ Senior Cardiologist)

Driving in the Rain...this May Save Your Life!

Safe Driving Tips When It Is Raining!  Good Vision in a Downpour!

We are not sure why it is so effective.  Just try this method when it rains heavily. Recommended by a Police friend, who had experienced and confirmed it.  It is useful...even driving at night.  In the event you face this situation, just put on your SUN GLASSES...and experience the 'miracle'! 

All of a sudden,  the visibility in front of  your windshield is perfectly if there is no rain!  Make sure, you always have a pair of sunglasses in your car. You are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea.  Try it yourself..and share it with your friends! 

Amazingly, you'll still see the drops on the windshield... not the sheet of rain falling.
You'll also see where the rain bounces off the road.  Wearing sunglasses works to eliminate the 'blindness' from passing cars...or the 'kick-up' if you are following a vehicle in the rain.

They ought to teach this little tip in driver's training.
It really does work  This is a good warning.
I wonder how many people knew about this.

Another Good Tip:

A 36 year old female had an accident 6 weeks ago. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car  suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air.  She was not seriously injured, but very stunned  at the sudden occurrence!  When she explained to the Police Officer what happened, he told her something that every driver should know:
Never, Ever...Drive in the Rain with your Cruise Control On!!!

She, however, thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.  But, the Police Officer told her, “If the Cruise Control is on, your car will in fact, begin to hydro-plane.  When the tires lose contact with the road, your car will automatically accelerate to a higher rate of speed...making you take off like an aeroplane.”

She told the Police Officer that was exactly what had occurred.  The Officer stated, “This warning should be listed on the driver's seat sun-visor ~ Never use the Cruise Control When the Road is Wet or Icy.  Along with the airbag warning, we tell our teenagers to set the Cruise Control and  drive a safe speed...but we don't tell them to use the Cruise Control Only when the road is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this (besides the Officer) was a man who'd had a similar accident...totalled the car...and sustained severe injuries.

Even if  you send this to 15 people
and only one of them doesn't know about it...
it's still worth it ~ You may have Saved a Life!

Merle Baird-Kerr...written November 17, 2014
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