Melody Trombly is a seven year stroke survivor. Her husband knew the signs and symtoms and recognized what was happening. Mel was having a stroke. Fortunately she received care quickly and the life saving drug (TPA). Now Mel is spreading the word so that others can live a healthy life. Do you know the signs and symtoms?
THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away.
Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven
Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech Difficulty - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like "The sky is blue".
Time - Time to call 911! If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared