Friday, 16 October 2020

A Cautionary Tale

with lockdowns coming back,

 and the uncertainty of whether kids should got back to school or not, I guess more home work is being given out, but before you are tempted to help with mathematics you should be aware it could damage your health! take the case of a 45-year-old Chinese man surnamed Liu, who reportedly suffered a heart attack after getting extremely upset while helping his son with his math homework, according to this report, the man had been helping his Year 3 son with homework since school started last month, (I wonder if it was like this one above that can be found here), but over the past two weeks he had started experiencing a mild pain in his chest whenever he got frustrated with the boy. Things got really bad on Sunday, when Liu became really upset after repeating the same math question to his son three times, who was struggling to find the answer. At one point he started experiencing sharp chest pain and shortness of breath, and eventually passed out. Liu later woke up and thought medical attention at the Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital, where he learned that he had suffered a heart attack, right after arriving at the hospital, the 45-year-old man collapsed once again and started convulsing and frothing at the mouth. He was quickly stabilized and scheduled for various tests to determine the cause of his symptoms. It was revealed that a part of Mr Liu’s main coronary artery was clogged, and this blockage was cutting the supply of blood to the heart, doctors concluded that being a smoker for many years had also contributed to the patient’s condition, but that the heart attack itself had been by intense stress and anger while helping his son with his son’s homework. They added that Liu was wise to come to the hospital when he did, otherwise his heart problem could have been fatal, Mr. Liu underwent an emergency operation and is now in stable condition while slowly recovering at the Shenzen hospital, I am sure we all wish him well, just be careful out there with the maths questions!

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