Sunday, December 07, 2014

Help, I'm Choking And I Can't ... Hello?

If you are choking on something, you can perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself:

Make a fist. Place the thumb below your rib cage and above your navel.
Grasp your fist with your other hand. Press it into the area with a quick upward movement.
You can also lean over a table edge, chair, or railing. Quickly thrust your upper belly area (upper abdomen) against the edge.

If you need to, you should repeat this motion until the object blocking the airway comes out.

I was eating a bacon sandwich while perusing pictures, and guess what?  That's right.  I breathed in very slowly until my lungs were full and expelled hard.  Did it two-or three times before the bacon bit flew out.  That caused me to wonder, and not for the first time, what the heck does one do if there's nobody around for a Heimlich? Now we both know.  You're very  welcome.


Darrell said...

Try a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. You can thank me later.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Did that during Elvis

Helly said...

Whoa whoa whoa.

On this sandbar, if it weren't for palms, we'd have no trees to decorate at all. It's like the humidity -- you get used to it.

OTOH, icicle lights on a tiki hut are skeuomorphism gone too far.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I dunno Helly, sure looks like them's some pines yonder.

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