Sunday, February 13, 2011

Before and After - 02-13-11

I just received this email today from a friend... please take a minute to read this.  Be patient the before and after is after this very important message.

Dr. Virend Somers, a cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon, Somers said.

Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. FYI, aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar). Please read on.

Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks: There are other symptoms of an 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 two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.


- call 911

- phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by

- say "heart attack!"

- say that you have taken 2 aspirins.

- take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and...

- DO NOT lie down!

A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!

I have already shared the information- - What about you?

Isn't it ironic that this would be waiting for me in my inbox, as it fits right in with my post. A dear friend of mine had a heart attack last week and thanks to emails like this, the first thing she did was eat an aspirin... the nurse told her it probably stopped it in its track.

Barb did not have chest pain or any of the common symptoms as we know them. Hers started with a very sore throat and a severe pain in her jaw. She called 911 immediately and the ambulance took her to the hospital.

After all was said and done there is no permanent damage but more of an injury because she acted quickly.  She has been instructed to do NOTHING for a month to allow the heart to heal. That is where my before and after starts....

I headed over to the states to visit Mr. D. this weekend and on the way in I just had to stop at the Sally Ann to see what I had been missing for the last few months... it was a bit disappointing, but I did manage to find this little handmade gem for $1.99.

the before... I had a plan in my head for this immediately...

I took it apart and got right to work.
Hey, I never said I was a neat painter... lol...

Barb's birthday is Tuesday, so I thought I would make her something fitting...
yes folks, I do know how to spell but I didn't have enough letters so I had to do what any respectable junker would do... use what you have, even if it means spelling a bit funny.

A close up of my misspelled word...

I had so much fun trying to find silly things to fill this with and I put funny little sayings on each little surprise... a few facial masks to scare the grandchildren, the animals and hubby all on separate days of course...

Domino's to bore her friends with...
a level to level all her pictures as she sits and notices how crooked they are... we have this thing about crooked pictures... lol

a rubber stamp to stamp all her books with
"This Book Belongs To" that should kill an hour or two... and a lot more goodies that I am sure she will get a giggle out of.

and there you have it, a DO NOTHUN KIT... what do you think?

I also found this at another Sally Ann... $1.99

It was the perfect height for under my desk... I am using it as I write this with Mr. Leo snuggled on my lap watching everything I do... lol

Well folks that is all I have for tonight... Mr. D. did spoil me with a trip to HarborFreight Tools... I will have to save that for another day though... I got some awesome goodies can't wait to share them with you.

Now don't forget to take your aspirin to bed with you.

Hope you all had a great weekend...

An update for you Mya fans...

Little Miss Mya is now up to 11.4 pounds... she went for her 3 month development check-up Thursday and the Doctor told my daughter she is "perfect"... but we already knew that... she said it isn't always the case with preemies her size... maybe they don't have all the Angels watching over them like Mya does.  She also rolled over while there and the Doctor was shocked... she has been doing that for  
Way to go my little darling Mya.  

(Sorry I don't have more pics... my daughters computer went on the fritz and she can't download any pics for the next while).



Granny said...

I'm saying prayers for your friend. I love the Do Nothun Kit. You are such a great friend to make that for her. It will definitely lift her spirits.

That Mya is so precious. Love that she continues to amaze the doctors. Love the picture in that little snowsuit. She looks like she's swimming in it. lol

Starwood Country Creations said...

Hey Deb, congrats on the feature over at Better After & thanks for the important health info. Frank had a heart attack just over a year ago, at the time he thought he was suffering with indigestion.


Denise said...

Thanks for the info, forwarded to others on my list and need to pick up some asprin for my nightstand.

Love the little "nothun" kit for you friend, that was a sweet thing to put together.

Of course little Mya looks so sweet. Nice to see you are surviving the winter, I am starting to think spring might be coming since we are expecting rain instead of SNOW tomorrow! said...

how sweet that you fixed this up for barb as she spends the next month doin' nuthun! :)
I wish her a very speedy recovery!
I take one aspirin every morning, but now I will take it at night instead. I will also be putting some by my bedside. I forwarded the email to my friends and family. Thank you!
mya--well, you know what I have to say about her! precious! :)
so happy to hear she is exceeding expectations, but not at all surprised!
have a great week!
ps love your projects! that stool sounds like it's perfect for you!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

This is great info and very nice to know that's for sure. I love to Do Nothun Kit!! So cute and I'm sure she'll love it :) Love the little stool also....great job girlfriend!!! Mya....omg cuteness!!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Firecracker Kid said...

AWw, prayers for your friend luv. She's gonna love that box! I got that email and I'm gettin' me and hubby some aspirin for our night stand too. Thanks hon! Geez... will we make it through this life?! LOL. Thanks for sharin' the love. Happy Valentine's Day! ~Carol

Lori said...

I've copied the info and emailed it out. Thanks for that. I hope your friend gets lots of rest and has a quick recovery. Your make overs are great. Your friend is going to love the 'do nothun kit'. Mya is pretty darn cute all bundled up!

Kirsty said...

Aw I hope your friend gets better very soon. I love care pack and all the goodies you found!

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

Those pieces turned out so cute. I love them

DeeDee said...

Hi Deb

very good advice...and I love the popcorn deal...and the stool..... and most of all I am happy to see Miss Mya today...hehehe!

have a great day hope spring is there soon..