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Old 10-19-2005, 06:44 PM
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Colleague across the hall drops dead

Came into the office this afternoon to find everyone huddled in the hallway. A colleague across the hall had lost consciousness and had just been rushed to the hospital. The paramedics were not able to find a pulse and he never regained consciousness. A sobering experience. He was new this semester and we had just begun to get acquainted. He was my age and gave every indication of being a fit and healthy man. He routinely rode his bike to work. Life is tenuous.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:52 PM
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Did anyone try CPR?

and life is like that a close 42 year old family friend who ran 7 miles a day rain or shine dropped dead in a grocery store....just like that.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:54 PM
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Did anyone try CPR?

and life is like that a close 42 year old family friend who ran 7 miles a day rain or shine dropped dead in a grocery store....just like that.
Another professor in the office with him dialed 911 when the victim complained of chest pain, but he did not know CPR. The paramedics were doing CPR when they took him out.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:04 PM
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I can understand...I had a 45 year old uncle die years ago....

and get this....He was home...wife was too, she was a 20+ year RN they live 2 miles from the hospital adn across the street from the ambuance...

Even with immediat CPR (he collapsed in from of my aunt adn he was at hospital in 5 minutes .......there was nothing they could do.....massive coronary..

Was never sick a day in his life ( quite literally) , had excellent blood pressure and no colesteral or heart diseise....what caused it was never found.

Sometimes its just your time to go and nothing on the planet will save you when it is.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:07 PM
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That really gives you pause to reflect upon how transitory life really is.

I'm gonna stay on my coumadin,lopressor and digoxin!
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CPR Training kits are often available for free or can be ordered here for about $30. It's a bit easier than taking the 4 hour class:
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I always joke with my wife that we're both 43 and have "old peoples" diseases,me with my atrial fibrillation w/aortic aneurism and my wife with her leukemia.

Funny world,ain't it?
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I always joke with my wife that we're both 43 and have "old peoples" diseases,me with my atrial fibrillation w/aortic aneurism and my wife with her leukemia.

Funny world,ain't it?
I've got arthritis......but nothing else I know of....

I'm 44 next week...
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Take the CPR courses, I've rescued two people in civilian life one at a wedding and the other in a grocery store parking lot....and they both survived. They have mouth condoms that will fit on your keychain I didn't have one in either event and rescue breathing on a drunk 50 year old man isn't fun and the other was an old lady with teeth problems I almost puked on that one.
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A lot of people suffer from stress and don't outwardly show it. I'll bet a lot of these deaths and strokes come from maintaining a pressure-cooker inside that never gets a chance to vent. If you eat healthy, exercise and avoid high-risk activities, what else can it be?
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:01 PM
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A lot of people suffer from stress and don't outwardly show it. I'll bet a lot of these deaths and strokes come from maintaining a pressure-cooker inside that never gets a chance to vent. If you eat healthy, exercise and avoid high-risk activities, what else can it be?
marry an Italian woman....you'll get a chance to vent almost every day.....

of course they do their share of dishing it out too......
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A lot of people suffer from stress and don't outwardly show it. I'll bet a lot of these deaths and strokes come from maintaining a pressure-cooker inside that never gets a chance to vent. If you eat healthy, exercise and avoid high-risk activities, what else can it be?
I frequent a greasy spoon restarant next door to a health food store and I always notice the sick looking people walking out. The people are usually thin pale and have bad hair...go figure.
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I frequent a greasy spoon restarant next door to a health food store and I always notice the sick looking people walking out. The people are usually thin pale and have bad hair...go figure.
Drinking Weed juice....and chewing on Alfa ALfa bars gotta be might stressful....I'd be stressing over real food.....
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:21 PM
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Drinking Weed juice....and chewing on Alfa ALfa bars gotta be might stressful....I'd be stressing over real food.....
I think its lack of animal protiens, which I manage to get my fill of.
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A man should take great care choosing his parents. After that, everything is pretty much common sense.

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