05 – 06 November 2011

Weekends are for chillaxing

Got a new haircut aka the return of the psycho bangs.

Got new winter-boots (an ugly pair my mum made me buy as office wear – and adorable cutesy ones for outdoors, and comfy-cosy warm ones for indoors).

Kept my bed company and delved into some web series I came across. I thought it was pretty awesome (though when I’m in a state of delirium I even find “Legend of the Seeker” amazing. Maybe I should watch “Lord of the Slings” and “Harry Shlotter” on one of these days)

Anyways, feel free to check it out for yourself and prove me wrong when I’m thinking clearly and am motivated again.

Casual: The Series

 

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03 November 2011

You can save someone’s life by sharing this!!

 

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …

My friend sent this to me …and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

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 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)

She had suffered a stroke at the party . 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…

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

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.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

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 :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..

T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘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 the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is

1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.

2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this status shares it; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.


 

 

31 October 2011

The day between the weekend and national holiday

A bit of a lazio! Luckily, everyone seemed to have taken the day or even the entire week / month off. So, no-one noticed my being rather unproductive. Just cleaning up some stuff from Friday’s conference and sorting some of my files.

And have I mentioned that all the good people were having the day off and I was stuck with one of the most annoying creatures in the universe? And because my team of 4 was reduced to a team of 1 (i.e. me) that same someone was my temporary teammate!

Maybe, I should have followed my boss’ advice. She told me on Friday – post conference at about 7pm – to go and see the doctors on Monday and get a couple of sick days.