How to Survive a Heart Attack When you are Alone

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Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!! A cardiologist says If everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life. Rather than sharing jokes only please contribute by forwarding this info which can save a person’s life..


Word Play Fun

I love words.  I have often kept on reading the dictionary even after I found the definition of a word or how it’s spelled.  That is one reason for sending you the following posting.  The other reason is that I thought it was very clever.

FUN WORD PLAY (Hey, we all need a smile every now and then):
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. I live close so it’s a short drive.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go and I try not to visit there too often.

I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense. It really gets the adrenaline flowing and pumps up the old heart. At my age I need all the stimuli I can get.

And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible; but life shows me I am not.

People keep telling me I’m in Denial but I’m positive I’ve never been there before.

I have been in Deepshit many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there.

So far, I haven’t been in Continent, but my travel agent says I’ll be going soon.

By Will Sherwood from “Tidbits of Santa Clarita Valley”

Is Age only a Number?

Are you elderly because you dress the part or because your age says you are?

According to the US Government people in the United States who are more than sixty years of age are commonly referred to as senior citizens or seniors. These terms refer to people whose stage in life is generally called old age. People are said to be senior citizens when they reach the age of sixty or sixty-five because those are the ages at which most people retire from the workforce.


I was shocked a few years ago when I discovered that one store I frequented set their senior discount at the age of 35!


In my case, as an elderly senior citizen, I dress the part because it is comfortable and say I am elderly because my age says I must be. My grandkids don’t treat me like they think I am elderly, so maybe I am not. I have trouble hearing so I am elderly. That is a physical condition anyone of any age can have and can be adjusted with a mechanical device, so maybe I am not.  When I have to walk slowly, I feel elderly. When I can walk at a good pace, I am young at heart and not elderly.  I tell myself that age is just a number, but my body says differently.  My hair is falling out, a sign of old age.  I have had both knees replaced, another sign.  My back hurts all the time for which I have been told there is no cure.  My eyesight is not as clear as I would like.   I think I am elderly.


My neighbor is 9 years older than I.  She lives alone, has no husband, no children, no siblings, no relatives, but several friends.  She has glaucoma, but no other medical ailments.  She has all her teeth, doesn’t wear glasses, but does have a hearing loss, she drives, although not at night, she does all her own housework, shopping, attends church and goes to a yoga class once a week.  She even takes care of bill paying and other business matters for a younger woman and takes her to the doctor on a regular basis.  My neighbor is 91 years old.  Because of that number she must be elderly, but I would describe her as spry.  She will probably outlive me.


Many people, men as well as women, attempt to stave off the dreaded appearance of old age with plastic surgery.  These procedures are very costly and often do not have the desired effect.  Wrinkles are everywhere on the body.  It’s not possible to tighten up every inch of skin.


I tell my friends that I read the obituary column every morning to make sure that my name isn’t there, but actually I do it to check on people I have lost contact with.  It seems that many of the deceased are younger than I am.  So if I am elderly I am still fortunate.