Self CPR

This morning I got an email with this message from a coworker. Most likely I’ve read about this before, but you know what, it is nice  to share it.

Please pause for 2 minutes and read this:

  1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
  2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
  3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
  4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.
  5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
  6. 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 who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!
  10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
  11. Rather than sending jokes, please… contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life.

Thank you, Stephen!

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A new miracle

Today one of my best friends become a mother for the second time. She was in the hospital for 5 days straight, but they finally decided on C-section.  Almost two hours later, a beautiful baby girl came to this world and brought joy to the whole family.

I am so happy for them – having a baby is a miracle and we should cherish this opportunity for the rest of our life.

Welcome to this world, little one! Happy birthday! May God give you a long and happy life! 

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Rest In Peace

I am in complete shock.

One of my coworkers passed away this Saturday. She had cancer. The thing that scared me the most was that the whole time-frame, from discovering the cancer untill her death only took 3 weeks….

She didn’t have a chance to meet her first grand-daughter. And she was so looking forward to spoil the kid.

I was really hoping she would recover. But I just have to remember that God has a plan for everyone and we need to trust Him.

We will all miss you, L! At least I know I will. I feel like I still see you walking on the hallway. For sure you left this world too early.

Rest in peace, my friend!

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