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October 8, 2017

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” What should you do when this happens?

Filed under: Health, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:07 pm

Hopefully, this never happens to you! But you never know — it could happen to you! What should you do?

What you should do right now, before this ever happens to you, is to locate your closest Fire Department. Then you should call them, right now, and ask them if they have equipment to lift up a person who has fallen and can’t get up. They might tell you that they do not have this equipment, but another fire department close by, does have this equipment.

You then call that fire department and verify that they do have this equipment. If you live alone, you should then write this number on the inside of your arm, where you can see it if you ever fall and can’t get up. Of course, you will have a cell phone in your pocket at all times, if you live alone.

When you call the fire department, you can expect a fire truck to arrive within a few minutes. There will be 3 strong men in the fire truck. When they arrive, they will have a battering ram, ready to break down your door. You will call out to them that the door is not locked and that they can walk right in.

If you don’t want to leave your front door unlocked, you should leave a front window unlocked, just in case something like this ever happens.

When the 3 firemen arrive, one of them will have a device around his waist. This fireman will tell you to grab onto the bar on this device and hold on tight as the device pulls you up.

But first, the fireman will ask you if you will be able to walk, once you are lifted up. You will tell him that Yes, you will be able to walk.

As you are being pulled up, two other firemen will stand on either side of you, just in case you let go and start to fall. After you have been lifted up, these two men will stand beside you as you take your first steps.

When you are up, the firemen will stay a few minutes until they are sure that you are O.K.

Thank God that you have not called 911. If you had called 911, an ambulance would be on it’s way and it will have arrived within minutes. You would have been taken to a hospital, even though you were not hurt. You would have been kept over night in a hospital bed — and a few days later you will get the bill for your hospital stay. Hopefully, your health insurance will pay the bill.

17 Comments »

  1. Next “hateful” comment: an ambulance would be on it’s way — its, not it’s.

    BTW, no one can force you to go to a hospital — if you don’t want to go (due to the bill), just say so — also, if you explain to the 911 dispatcher what you want/need, they will send the appropriate people: police, fire, ambulance — I know all of this because I used to work in a hospital, including a lot of time in the ER — people declined transport (to the hospital) all the time.

    Comment by eah — October 8, 2017 @ 8:16 pm

    • To summarize: this blog post is on the inane/zany side — if you have an emergency, you should call 911 — from this one number they can dispatch the appropriate personnel (police, fire, ambulance, or > 1 of these) — this is why 911 exists: so people do not have to remember separate numbers — then you describe the nature of your emergency to the dispatcher — if you are uninjured and just need help to stand up, tell the dispatcher that — they can send EMTs/guys who work for the FD — again: if you do not wish to be taken to the hospital, they cannot forcibly take you — if you are not badly injured or seriously ill, are conscious and not mentally impaired, ie it is clear you are able to assess your own condition, they will abide by your request — this happens all the time; I know, I worked in hospitals, and talked w/ the FD EMTs and the EMTs who worked for private ambulance companies — a conscious adult who is able to speak can refuse medical treatment at any time for any reason — I see this on the news now and then: so-and-so refused medical treatment.

      BTW, if a person is so weak they cannot stand up on their own, this is a separate, and not un-serious, medical issue — if not being able to get up is a problem/worry, there is technology available to call help — but many of these devices probably initiate a 911 call on the press of a button — you can keep a cheap cell phone in your pocket: you can dial 911 at any time, even when the phone’s UI is locked.

      Anyway, thanks for all the work on your blog — it has been a really valuable resource — also for having the courage to express doubt about the conventional ‘Holocaust’ story.

      I won’t comment again.

      Comment by eah — October 9, 2017 @ 3:31 am

      • You wrote a comment, in which you used the word “inane”.

        I looked up the word “inane” to make sure that I understood what you are talking about.

        Inane dictionary definition | inane defined
        http://www.yourdictionary.com/inane

        An example of inane is having the same stupid discussion about the weather with your neighbor every day while you wait for the bus.
        End quote

        It seems that we are having a “stupid discussion” here, so the word “inane” applies.

        Comment by furtherglory — October 9, 2017 @ 10:27 am

  2. Sorry for your fall, FG. How are you doing now?

    Comment by hermie — October 8, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

    • You wrote: “How are you doing now?”

      I am doing Great! Thanks for asking.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 8, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

      • Good to hear that you’re doing great. Take care of yourself.

        Comment by hermie — October 9, 2017 @ 8:42 pm

  3. You wrote: “You really ought to consider retiring from blogging.”

    What do you recommend that I do when I retire from blogging? Should I take up a career of writing hateful comments on other people’s blogs?

    You wrote: “they can life you up — and if you are worried about that, you ought to consider retiring from blogging”

    The point of my blog post was to tell people HOW the fire department lifts a person up. The important point is that they lift you so that you can get your feet underneath you, which is the hard part.

    I am not overweight. I am normal weight, not even one pound overweight. You should consider not reading blogs, if you can’t control yourself from making hateful comments.

    Have you ever heard of hateful people being banned from writing comments on a blog?

    Comment by furtherglory — October 8, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

    • You can ban me if you wish; it’s your blog — but you seem rather thin-skinned, eg calling my comment “hateful” — and many of your recent blog post have been inane, as others have pointed out — eg here.

      Comment by eah — October 8, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

    • The point of my blog post was to tell people HOW the fire department lifts a person up.

      I don’t understand why you think that is so interesting as to be worth a blog post…? — honestly.

      Comment by eah — October 9, 2017 @ 3:28 am

  4. Dial 911 — or always have one you a device where you can just push a button and it dials 911 (or the equivalent) for you.

    Then you should call them, right now, and ask them if they have equipment to lift up a person who has fallen and can’t get up.

    Don’t be ridiculous — they can lift you up — and if you are worried about that, perhaps you ought to lose weight — eat fewer potatoes.

    You really ought to consider retiring from blogging.

    Comment by eah — October 8, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

    • You wrote: “Don’t be ridiculous — they can lift you up”

      The people who answer a 911 call do not send someone to lift you up. A person that I know fell out of bed and was lying unconscious on the floor. A neighbor stopped by and saw this person; he dialed 911 and an ambulance arrived. Six men carried this man on a stretcher to the ambulance and took him to the hospital, where he stayed overnight.

      If the fire department had been called instead, they would have lifted this man up and he would not have had an $1,800 hospital bill to pay.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

      • Who were the 6 men? — just passersby? — do you believe that if those immediately attending decide an ill or injured person ought to be transported to a hospital, and they needed help, that they would not call for help? — eg the FD, or whomever?

        Your comment makes little/no sense — sorry if you find that “hateful”.

        Comment by eah — October 8, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

    • You wrote: “You really ought to consider retiring from blogging.”

      What should I do if and when I retire from blogging?

      Should I just write hateful comments on the blogs of others, as you do?

      Where should my readers go if and when I retire from blogging? Do you have a blog and/or a website where my readers could go?

      Comment by furtherglory — October 8, 2017 @ 2:55 pm

      • 1) Watch (even) more TV perhaps? — 2) What “hateful comments” do I write? — directed at you I mean — 3) No opinion; CODOH maybe? — 4) No; if I did, it would not be about the ‘Holocaust’.

        Comment by eah — October 8, 2017 @ 7:54 pm

    • Eah wrote: “You really ought to consider retiring from blogging.”

      What’s wrong with you?

      Comment by hermie — October 8, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

      • There’s nothing wrong with me — this blog post is rather zany/inane, that’s all.

        Comment by eah — October 9, 2017 @ 3:32 am

        • You wrote: “this blog post is rather zany/inane, that’s all.”

          I looked up zany in the online dictionary and found this:
          zany – Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
          http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/zany

          If you’ve been called zany, you are goofy, wacky, and clownish. Zany describes very silly people and behaviors. If you break into a bad, old-guy imitation of hip-hop …

          End quote

          Comment by furtherglory — October 9, 2017 @ 10:13 am


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