Tuesday, June 12, 2007
We all know, that live has many sides to it. June came up with the not-so-happy side at a moment where I was 10 minutes earlier joking around with a friend about our problems. "If our deepest concern is wether it is dangerous to take the wrong side of an abandonend country road than we are really happy people."
Short time after we were the one trying to give first aid to a 42 yrs lady drowning at a very small lake. She left 2 young teenage boys and her parents. They have been there just for a swim, enjoying together the summer Sunday afternoon.
I'm writing this here to tell everybody to take it serious what was told you when you were a child: Don't eat anything at least 45 min before swimming!!
As my doctor explained to me this is the main cause for death when swimming.
Digesting the stomach needs a lot of your blood. When you go into water the coolness of the water makes the blood move to the surface of your skin, so it's not available for the stomach. Stomach notices this and tries to get rid of what is in it. And this might possible find its way into the lung instead of outside the body. Normally one would cough, but in the water one gasps for breath and takes water in instead. Even a med being there would have problems helping.
The picture I took 2 days after the accident. I was for one day on sick leave, trying to regain my psychological strength and was sitting in my garden all day doing nothing but beading and working on the blogs. I needed beauty and happy thoughts around me.
The picture was on the BJP-blog, but now I want it also here. I got much nice and cheerful mail on it. When I made someone happy it makes me happy.
And it shows that there are not only sad things in live.
Posted by Tally at 15:01