Often I receive emails from friends and family members with various warnings and tips for all different kinds of things. Did you ever notice that maybe once a year you get the same ones? I kind of like that though because then maybe it will be easier to remember.
For example, my mom just sent me an email about taking aspirin for a heart attack. I do remember reading a similar email some time ago…
Heart attack info – ASPIRIN – Serious stuff!
Just a reminder to all: purchase a box, keep one in your car, pocketbook, wallet, bedside, etc.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep aspirin by your bedside?
About Heart Attacks
There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens:
Immediately dissolve 2 aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water
– say “heart attack!”
– say that you have taken 2 aspirins.
– phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
-take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and…
~ DO NOT lie down ~
Do forward this message; it may save a life.
But, I have a question — how on Earth are we supposed to remember all of these life saving tips?!?
I just picture these horrible things like being in a situation and thinking, “Now, I know I read something about what I should do in this situation…but what was it?!?!”