Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Heart Attack -- and Water.

Tom's Journal.

I bought one more 'toy' that came in the mail today...  a Leatherman multi-tool.  I know that I sound foolish for a mature gentleman, but I noticed that the preacher man, Kevin Sullivan, had a cheaper version hanging on his belt last week or so, and I just had to keep up with him....Ha!  Aside from the well made needle nose pliers, and other functions, I wonder if my Swiss Army knives are just as good....hummmmm.  

Well, Tax season always bums me out this time of year, but we should be OK.  The old house I am trying to sell gives me stomach pains and worries, and I JUST WANT TO GET RID OF THAT PLACE IN WI, TO ELIMINATE THE BILL !!!   IT IS BECOMING  an albatross around my neck and beginning to stink! [if  you know the old sea tale.].  At least I have a professional on my side who will guide me soon so that I can take care of business. 

Have you ever known a person who was selfish and mean, to the extent where they refused to even share a good recipe with you??   I don't see what the logic would be unless they hated you...  aside from being a poor teacher   who never learned how to communicate with humans.  I thought that I always had the gift to gab and practised speech in high school, also got into sales a few times in my life.  It's also a good way to make friends for life!  Well, you all know how I feel about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I hope.   All Christians are "ministers"  of sorts, and charged with the biblical education of their families and children !!! 
     It's like anything else -- you start out by taking one step at a time.   We found out that the Army had an effective way to teach people, and how to get their attention first.  When it comes down to a life and death situation, the Army knows that they need to be very effective in schooling the troops -- because just one man can get a lot of people killed if he makes one mistake!  So too, a Christian's TM [Technical Manual] is the Bible.   That fine Book is also referred to as "The Sword."  It takes practice to learn it well.

Below is something I thought was so important and new to me -- that I knew I needed to share it with my friends and readers TONIGHT !  Please Share it.

Warm Regards,
Tommy Schuckman

How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - PASS IT ON

Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Please read on. Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -

There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!

I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do forward this message. It may save lives!

"Life is a one time gift"


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past 15 to 20 years been steeling our youth
and college students to hate "Ameica"


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of ignoring reality." -Ayn Rand

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The Amazing Camel.

Tom's Journal.

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I found something good that will benefit me in this article!!  I need to drink a lot more pure WATER so my eyes and ears will work better !!  Yes!   PTL = Praise the Lord.

Tommy Schuckman
Iron Mountain, MI  49801 

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This is one of the most fascinating, awesome things I’ve ever read about an animal,
You will be utterly amazed. I hope you take the time to read it.
The Amazing Camel
Meet the Very Technical, Highly Engineered Dromedary Camel.
When I'm hungry, I'll eat almost anything-
A leather bridle, a piece of rope, my master's tent, Or a pair of shoes.
My mouth is so tough a thorny cactus doesn't bother it.
I love to chow down grass and other plants
That grow here on the Arabian desert
I'm a dromedary camel, the one-hump kind,
That lives on hot deserts in the Middle East .
My hump, all eighty pounds of it,
Is filled with fat-my body fuel -- not water as some people believe. My Mighty Maker gave it to me because
He knew I wouldn't always be able to find food
As I travel across the hot sands. When I don't find any chow, my body automatically
Takes fat from the hump, feeds my system,
And keeps me going strong. This is my emergency food supply.
If I can't find any plants to munch, my body uses up my hump. When the hump gets smaller, it starts to tip to one side. But when I get to a nice oasis and begin to eat again,
My hump soon builds back to normal.

I've been known to drink twenty-seven gallons of water in ten minutes. My Master Designer made me in such a fantastic way that
In a matter of minutes all the water I've swallowed
Travels to the billions of microscopic cells that make up my flesh.

Naturally, the water I swallow first goes into my stomach.
There thirsty blood vessels absorb and carry it to every part of my body. Scientists have tested my stomach and found it empty
Ten minutes after I've drunk twenty gallons.
In an eight hour day, I can carry a four hundred pound load A hundred miles across a hot, dry desert And not stop once for a drink or something to eat.
In fact, I've been known to go eight days without a drink,
But then I look like a wreck. I lose 227 pounds, my ribs show through my skin,
And I look terribly skinny.
But I feel great!
I look thin because the billions of cells lose their water. They're no longer fat.
They're flat.

Normally my blood contains 94 percent water, just like yours. But when I can't find any water to drink,
The heat of the sun gradually robs a little water out of my blood. Scientists have found that
My blood can lose up to
40 percent of its water,
And I'm still healthy.
Doctor's say human blood has to stay very close to 94 percent water.
If you lose 5 percent of it, you can't see anymore;
10 percent, you can't hear and you go insane;
12 percent, your blood is as thick as molasses

And your heart can't pump the thick stuff.
It stops, and you're dead.

But that's not true with me.
Why? Scientists say my blood is different. My red cells are elongated.
Yours are round.
Maybe that's what makes the difference
This proves I'm designed for the desert,

Or the desert is designed for me. Did you ever hear of a design without a Designer?

After I find a water hole, I'll drink for about ten minutes And my skinny body starts to change almost immediately. In that short time my body fills out nicely,
I don't look skinny anymore,
And I gain back the 227 pounds I lost.

Even though I lose a lot of water on the desert,
My body conserves it too. Way in the beginning when my Intelligent Engineer made me,
He gave me a specially designed nose that saves water. When I exhale, I don't lose much. My nose traps that warm, moist air from my lungs
And absorbs it in my nasal membranes.

Tiny blood vessels in those membranes take that back into my blood. How's that for a recycling system? Pretty cool, isn't it. It works because my nose is cool. My cool nose changes that warm moisture in the air
From my lungs into water.

But how does my nose get cool? I breath in hot dry desert air,
And it goes through my wet nasal passages. This produces a cooling effect, and my nose stays as much as 18 degrees cooler than the rest of my body.
I love to travel the beautiful sand dunes. It's really quite easy, because
My Creator gave me specially engineered sand shoes for feet. My hooves are wide, and they get even wider when I step on them. Each foot has two long, bony toes
with tough, leathery skin
between my soles,
My feet are a little like webbed feet.

They won't let me sink into the soft, drifting sand. This is good, because often my master wants me to carry him
one hundred miles across the desert in just one day. (I troop about ten miles per hour.)
Sometimes a big windstorm comes out of nowhere,

bringing flying sand with it. My Master Designer put special muscles in my nostrils
that close the openings, keeping sand out of my nose but still allowing me enough air to breathe.

My eyelashes arch down over my eyes like screens,
keeping the sand and sun out but still letting me see clearly. If a grain of sand slips through and gets in my eye,
the Creator took care of that too. He gave me an inner eyelid that automatically
wipes the sand off my eyeball just like a windshield wiper.

Some people think I'm conceited because I always walk around
with my head held high and my nose in the air.
But that's just because of the way I'm made.
My eyebrows are so thick and bushy
I have to hold my head high to peek out from underneath them. I'm glad I have them though. They shade my eyes from the bright sun.

Desert people depend on me for many things. Not only am I their best form of transportation,
but I'm also their grocery store.
Mrs. Camel gives very rich milk
that people make into butter and cheese.
I shed my thick fur coat once a year,

and that can be woven into cloth.
A few young camels are used for beef,

but I don't like to talk about that.
For a long time we camels have been called

the "ships of the desert" because of the way we sway from side to side when we trot. Some of our riders get seasick.
I sway from side to side because of the way my legs work. Both legs on one side move forward at the same time,
elevating that side. My "left, right left, right" motion makes my rider feel like
he is in a rocking chair going sideways.

When I was six months old,
Special knee pads started to grow on my front legs. The Intelligent Creator knew I had to have them. They help me lower my 1000 pounds to the ground.

If I didn't have them,
My knees would soon become sore and infected,
And I could never lie down. I'd die of exhaustion.

By the way,
I don't get thick knee pads because I fall on my knees.
I fall on my knees because I already have these tough pads. Someone very Great thought of me and knew I needed them.
He designed them into my genes.
It's real difficult for me to understand . . .
How some people say I evolved into what I now am.

I'm very technical, highly engineered, dromedary camel.
Things like me don't just happen.

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