Get The Shot / 9/16/21
I try to take care of my health. I can’t understand Florida Governor De Santis (who they’re calling, “Governor Death Sentence De Santis”), or Governor Kay Ivy of Alabama, or the Buffon runner in the California Governor Re-Call Election, or Governor Abbott of Texas. They are all anti-vac people against the Covid vaccine. I’ve heard the arguments and I think we all need to get vaccinated.
Most of the anti –vac people are the same ones who attacked the U.S Congress on January 6, 2021 and are planning to attack the Congress again on September 18, 2021. Most all of my family are vaccinated, except the ones who are underage, and no one has had a problem.
I have recently celebrated my 80th birthday and still feel Ok. I try to walk a quarter mile daily, do twenty-five modified pushups, and lift weights about forty times. I have suffered a stroke and my walk suffers a bit from that. I have learned that strokes treat people differently, depending on the circumstances. It’s often worse if we’re alone and/or treatment is delayed. One guy I know had a stroke and recovered ninety-nine percent. My mother was alone when she suffered a stroke. No one was there to call an ambulance and get her to a hospital, she ended up in a Nursing Home and was never able to walk or talk for the next seven years.
Immediate care is the best remedy for a stroke. My Wife saw me standing in the middle of our Dining Room, holding on to the table, speaking with a slur. She immediately called 911 and an ambulance rushed me to the hospital. My wife identified some of the signs of a stroke and got me help, saving me from suffering more seriously from what could have occurred similar to the seven years my Mother endured. “Thank you, Miss Ruthie.”
Below I will give you six signs that can help you identify when you or a loved one is having a stroke. They are:
1) Balance. Watch for a sudden loss of Balance,
2) Eyes. Check for vision loss,
3) Face, Watch for a twisted smile,
4) Arm. Check to see if one arm is weak,
5) Speech. Listen for slurred speech.
6) Time. Time is of the essence. Call 911, immediately.
The letters of these six words spell, “Be Fast”. Call 911 and can save your life or the quality of the life you live, if taken care of immediately.
One other thing that should be observed. If you live alone, it’s good to have someone who will call to check in on you twice each day, or at least once a day. If you live with someone who is not able or is unwilling to assist you, you should make other arrangements, starting today.
My final suggestion to you is to get the shot. I hate to think where I may be if my stroke caused me to be in a hospital or nursing home during the pandemic without the vaccine!