Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Go ahead, Stick out your tongue!

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.

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.

A dear friend just recently sent me an email with some of this info listed. I think I blogged about this a few years ago, but, guess what? I am doing it again. These are such simple tasks we take for granted. And it's good to remember these signs. Blessings to everyone today. I will be back with a blogaversary post later. I promise.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Blondie. :-) I may just enjoy poking my tongue out rudely at the teens. LOL

quiltcrazygal said...

Thanks for the reminders:) They are so important. I've been working on my parent's fabric wedding portrait...it's finally finished. They will be married 50 years this Saturday:) Such a blessed day! Take care and blessings to you! Jenna Louise

twinklescrapbooks said...

I am glad I saw this. I never saw this before so you educated me today. Blessings!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Well I had no idea about that. I'm going to tell my momma to stick out her tongue. She has me worried from time to time re: that. Thanks so much for the infor. Blessings, Cathy

twinklescrapbooks said...

stopping by to say hi!