Jun 11, 2017
Save Your Own Life...Be Your Own Hero... Give Yourself CPR
Here is a Do It Yourself way to rush to your own rescue when you are about to have a heart attack. The following description of how to give yourself Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was in my most recent copy of THE CHOSIN FEW News Digest. Of our original 12,000 members, there are only about 1,200 of us left alive, of which not a single one is under 84 years old. I am 86+ so I am one of the younger members. That fact explains why our little "Exclusive Fraternity Of Honor" as it is called, needs the following instructions on "Self CPR".... we are prime heart attack candidates. But a lot of you who have been my friends for 50 or 60 years need it also. So read this short educational piece which was in my most recent copy of our little paper. Also, I always carry two aspirins in my pocket with my change in case someone around me or I myself, have a heart attack. If you think that is unsanitary.... when you are dying .... you won't care about sanitary, or maybe you would, but not I. I'll gladly swallow a little lint, dust, and fingerprints for a few more breaths of air. RB
Let's say it's 7:25 pm and you're going home alone on an unusually hard day on the job. You are really tired or upset or frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up to your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately, you don't know if you will be able to make it that far. You had once been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.... How to survive a heart attack when alone. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and they begin to feel faint has maybe ten seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves simply 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 or 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 hopefully get to a hospital.
You might want to help someone else save their life ... by passing this on to your friends.
What is even more important and amazing is that a few sincere words from your heart, to God, with faith in Jesus, will rescue you from eternal death to eternal life..... "And when he heard that it was Jesus ..., he began to cry out, and say, Jesus ... have mercy on me." Mark 10:47. God always hears the cry of faith and sincerity. RB