Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


I got this E-mail a while ago and thought it might be useful to know whilst out and about
Not boating but might come in useful to know and you might save a life

If not new to you - still worth re-reading!! 

 INFORMATION   EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW.........................

Blood  Clots / Stroke
  - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,  the  Tonguearclayton

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.


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:  

  *Ask   the individual to SMILE.  

  *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 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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