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heart attack warning for women
Posted On 10/22/2015 14:03:40

I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!...
I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.
Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.
A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.
After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).
This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!
I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.
I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.
I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.
I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.
Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.
1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if

reffegee problem
Posted On 10/19/2015 17:08:02

After what happened in the Nazi death camps it’s  obvious why refugees wont go into dormitories with their families. modern day Germany isn’t a problem now they have done a great job allowing refugees into their country but refugees are demanding houses or apartments not dormitories, Germany can’t provide them in regard to individual homes one solution would be, if a dormitory isn’t accepted, offer them a free flight to Syria or where ever the fled from, I think dormitories would be perfectly acceptable to them, they won’t be harmed today but the memory of what happened to millions of victims in concentration camps will linger still for many years to come, germany today doesn’t deserve this, it was Nazi monsters like himmler (creator of the SS and the death camps who created the horror Hitler started the ball rolling but it was others who committed the crimes and hopefully they are all dead now , may they rot in hell for eternity if there is such a place as that,  himmler created a hell on earth for millions of people,  but that’s a different place, Hitler wasn’t a monster in 1933, but soon  became one during ww11--------- these are my personal thoughts on the situations have a nice day everyone-------------arthur

emergency power
Posted On 09/20/2015 17:49:13

By law, all residential buildings should have auxiliary power at least for elevators so infirm people can still use it toget to the ground floor- in our apartments we have to use the stairs at least 8 flights, hopefully we would manage it but if a wheel chair or walker is required the have no chance of getting  them to get to the ground floor if a fire starts we has a crew of fire men advising the tenants on what to do, their suggestion was go onto our balcony, hang a sheet or something to attract their attention then they would raise one of their big ladders and bring us down on that, is a good idea, with only one problem, we don’t have any balconies on our building and windows are far to small to climb out of auxiliary power would fix this if elevators were able to keep working in a power cut problem, I worked on the new parliament building in Brisbane Australia, they had a big generator in the basement to provide  power during a power cut, one law for them and one law for us peasants who pay their wages via tax payments

refugee problem in austral/ai a few years back
Posted On 09/06/2015 17:00:28

 A few years back on the tv news in Australia we saw images of boat people throwing children over board some time later, other views that were videoed by members of the Australian ship were shown on tv what these showed was the refugees boat was on fire, members of the aussie crew were in the water wearing life jackets and calling to the refugees to throw the children to them, the Howard government was in power at this time an the whole crew were arrested when the ship docked the captain who allowed them to video what was actually happening was demoted I think the rest of the crew were re deployed, not sure about that Howard was a dictator who had one interest, kissing the ass of george w bush, Howard was a little man who wanted to play with the big boys, I was in hospital when his government lost the election you should have heard the cheering when the election results were shown on tv, even better Howard lost his own seat in parliament, that was the icing on the cake, I know we need to be careful with letting refugees in to avoid terrorists sneaking in with them but we must help they are families just like ours, in many cases only the skin colour r and place of birth might be different that’s not important to me, we are all humans, I have 2 son-in laws a big white kiwi and a giant black  American ex seal, they are both really nice men, I would be proud to call either of them son-how they would feel calling me dad is another matter----lol

refugees problem in hungary
Posted On 09/05/2015 20:30:30

1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary
 Like Poland hungary seems to have a very short memory they needed help in 1956 and got it, yet now they turn their backs on refugees needing help to get to where they will get help and united nations are only good at helping themselves, all first class of course

Poland and refugees
Posted On 08/27/2015 01:43:40

Thousands of war torn refugees flee unspeakable horrors in Syria and Iraq, they eventually arrive at the border of Poland only to meet a barrier of razor wire keeping them out, what a short memory Poland has, in 1939 Great Britain, the British commonwealth and some of their allies went to war to help Poland when the German Nazi military invaded Poland, this was the real start of world war 2, yet today helpless refugees men women and children fleeing from war zones are refused entry into Poland, these poor people risked their live to find help and are met by razor wire, what would Poland have done if the commonwealth and it’s allies who joined them had turned their backs on Poland’s problem

Posted On 07/07/2015 15:34:26

Last night Diane and I watched a documentary about indigenous men in canada who beat their wives an family, they had formed a group of similar men to try and stop the abuse, I said what they need is a big vicious man to beat the hell out of them so they know what it feels like, Diane disagreed and said probably their own father had already done that, it wont cure them, she was correct, I remembered what happened with me years ago at school, we had a vicious bully who preyed on kids smaller than himself or kids he thought were cowards and wouldn’t fight back, I wasn’t a coward but I would never fight, one day I saw him dragging my younger brother across the play ground by his hair, I went berserk and beat the living daylights out of him so badly he had to be hospitalized for 2/3 weeks,I was a very powerful lad, a teacher pulled me off him, I didn’t realise what I had done his face was a bloody mess when the ambulance took him away, when he came back to school weeks later he carried on where he left off bullying younger kids, but he never touched my brother again and stayed clear of me, he didn’t learn a lesson but I did, I have never lost my temper since and will never lose it again hopefully ,it isn’t a nice feeling to realise you had lost control of your self, I never lived with violence at home when I was a youngster, never saw my father hurt my mother or brothers apart from spanking their and my bum for miss behaving and being boys was quite often, I never got a spanking I didn’t deserve nor did my  brothers,  spanking is not abuse, we all need discipline----------- what ever our age

Posted On 07/03/2015 17:45:48

if Rita, (babygirl) decides to stay away from the hill she will be very much missed by a lot of members the same goes for geezer ,  rita will not be judged by the company she keeps------lol

july 4th
Posted On 07/03/2015 17:03:42

we wish all our american members a lovely day, lots of hugs from canada-----------arthur and  Diane, the boss and her off sider--------lol

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