Friday, October 23, 2015


Stroke  has a new indicator They  say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life.  Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth  Indicator, the Tongue

I  will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
STROKE:  Remember the 1st Three Letters.....

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
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
(i.e. Chicken Soup)
* 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?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


> Important please read.
> ALL SENIORS BETTER READ THIS!!! from a senior gentleman in Mesa, Arizona:
> Family, Friends, Neighbors, and former Classmates,
> I just found myself in the middle of a medical situation that made it
> very clear that "the Affordable Care Act" is neither affordable, nor
> do they care.
> I'll go back about seven years ago to a fairly radical prostate surgery
> that I underwent. The Urologist who performed the surgery was very
> concerned that it was cancer, though I wasn't told this until the lab
> report revealed it was benign. Since that procedure, I have experienced
> numerous urinary tract infections, UTI's. Since I had never had a
> "UTI" prior to the prostate surgery, I assumed that it is one of the
> side effects from surgery, an assumption since confirmed by my Family
> Doctor.
> The weekend of March 8-9, I was experiencing all the symptoms of
> another UTI. By Monday afternoon the infection had hit with full
> force. Knowing that all I needed was an antibiotic, I went to an
> Urgent Care Center in Mesa, AZ, to provide a specimen a requirement for
> getting the prescription. After waiting 45 minutes to see the Doctor,
> I started getting very nauseous and light headed. I went to the
> Receptionist to ask where the bathroom was, as I felt that I was
> going to throw up. I was told that I would have to wait for the
> Doctor because I would have to leave a specimen and they didn't want me
> in the bathroom without first seeing him. That was when the lights
> went out. My next awareness was that of finding myself on the floor (in
> the waiting room) having violent dry heaves, and very confused. At
> this point, I tried to stand up but couldn't make it, and they made it
> very clear they weren't going to let me get up until the ambulance got
> there. By the way, when you're waiting to see the Doctor and you pass
> out, you get very prompt attention.
> Now, "the rest of the story", and the reason for sending this to so
> many of you.
> I was taken to the nearest hospital, to emergency. Once there, I was
> transported to an emergency examination room. Once I had removed my
> clothes and donned one of those lovely hospital gowns, I finally got to
> see a Doctor. I asked "what is going on? I'm just having a UTI. Just
> get me the proper medication and let me go home." He told me that my
> symptoms presented the possibility of sepsis, a potentially deadly
> migration of toxins, and that they needed to run several tests to
> determine how far the infection had migrated.
> For the next 3 hours I was subjected to several tests, blood draws,
> EKG's, and demands for specimens. At about 7:30 the nurse came back to
> my room to inform me that one of the tests takes 1- 2 days to complete.
> I asked if they (the results) could be emailed, at which point she
> informed me that I wouldn't need them emailed because I wasn't going
> anywhere. I did tell her I wanted to see the doctor because I had no
> intention of staying overnight.
> Now, this is what I want each of you to understand. Please read these
> next sentences carefully.
> The doctor finally came in to inform me that he was going to admit me.
> I said, "Are you admitting me for treatment or for observation?" He
> told me that I would be admitted for observation. I said, "Doctor,
> correct me if I'm wrong, but if you admit me for observation, my
> Medicare will not pay anything. This due to the Affordable Care
> Act." He said, "That's right, it won't." I grabbed my bag of
> clothing and said, "Then I'm going home." He said you're really too
> sick to be going home, but I understand your position. This health
> program is going to hit seniors especially hard.
> The doctor then left the room and I started getting dressed. I was
> just getting ready to put my shoes on when another doctor (the closer)
> came into the room. He saw me dressed and said, "Where do you think you
> are going?" I simply said "I'm going home." To which he replied,
> quite vociferously, "No you aren't." I said, "Doc, you and I both know
> that under the "Affordable Care Act" anyone on Medicare who is admitted
> to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill.
> Medicare won't pay a cent." At which point he nodded in affirmation.
> I said, "You will either admit me for a specific treatment or you won't
> admit me." Realizing he wasn't going to win this one, he said he would
> prepare my release papers.
> A few minutes later, the discharge nurse came to my room to have me
> sign the necessary papers, relieving them from any responsibility. I
> told her I wasn't trying to be obstinate, but I wasn't going to be
> burdened with the full (financial) responsibility for my hospital
> stay. After making sure the door was closed, she said, "I don't blame
> you at all, I would do the same thing." She went on to say, "You
> wouldn't believe the people who elect to leave for the same reasons,
> people who are deathly sick, people who have to be wheeled out on a
> gurney."
> She further said, "The 'Affordable Care Act' is going to be a disaster
> for seniors. Yet, if you are in this country illegally, and have no
> coverage, you will be covered in full." This is not internet hype
> folks, this is real. I just experienced it personally.
> Moving right along, this gets worse.
> Today I went to a (required) follow up appointment with my Arizona
> Family Practitioner. Since my white count was pretty high, the follow
> up was important. During the visit, I shared the experience at
> emergency, and that I had refused to be admitted. His response was "I
> don't blame you at all, I would have done the same thing."
> He went on to say that the colonoscopy and other procedures are
> probably going to be dropped from coverage for those over 70." I told
> him that I had heard that the "Affordable Care Act" would no longer pay
> for cancer treatment for those 76 and older, is that true? His
> understanding is that it is true. The more I hear, and experience
> the Affordable Care Act, the more I'm beginning to see that we seniors
> are nothing more than an inconvenience, and the sooner they can get rid
> of us the better off they'll be.
> We can have an impact on this debacle by letting everyone in Congress
> know that their responsibility is to the constituents, not the
> president and not the lobbyists. We need to let them ALL know that
> they are in office to serve and to look after the BEST INTERESTS of "we
> the people," their employers, and not to become self serving
> bureaucrats who serve only out of greed. And if they don't seem to
> understand this simple logic, we'll fire them.
> Demand your hospital admission is for TREATMENT and NOT for
> OBSERVATION! Don't believe this? Ask your doctor.