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"Hello everyone! Hoping to find help with losing my ability to drive. Losing my, Independependence has been hard. I don't feel sorry for myself, it can always be worse! I also have found I have lost some friends. thinking you will understand."
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Cheryl Stanton left a comment for Frank A Hoover
"Yes, it is an effort just to do an errand and I hear you about the recovery time.  I always tell my husband I wish I just had one friend who had this because no one understands except us PPS'ers. (I don't really wish this on anyone…"
Jun 25
Frank A Hoover left a comment for Cheryl Stanton
"Its good to hear from you. Sorry about the decline. I've been there, done that. My pain control is now a disaster. I ended up on a pain pump and it was perfect. However, since I had a lap band to lose weight knowing it would be harder and…"
Jun 25





How to get an AFO?

I'm a "mildly affected" PPSer who has up to this point not used any orthotics.  (In fact, I don't have a "polio doc" of any kind.)It's getting to the point, though, where I could probably use an AFO…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting May 27.

Portable power wheel chairs? 3 Replies

Does anyone have the portable Wheelchair88 or the Smart Chair and do you like it, pro's and con's please?Continue

Started by Barbara Ann Loska in Connecting. Last reply by PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR May 14.

Shoes 6 Replies

Can any of you tell me how you deal with the problem of two different shoe sizes.... I'm really tired to having to buy two pairs & basically throwing the unused pair away.  Any suggestions would…Continue

Started by Susan Polivka in Connecting. Last reply by Susan Polivka Apr 18.

Neuropathy 3 Replies

On February 19, 2012, I noticed the beginnings of numbness in my right foot. Weaknesswas evident in both legs later that day so I could not use a walker as I had been. Thenumbness traveled up my…Continue

Started by Larry La Penta in Connecting. Last reply by Larry La Penta Apr 12.

PPS arrival

I have always heard that if one is hit with Post Polio Sequale that may take place between 30 and 35 years after contracting polio. My polio was in 1949 when I was 17 years old. PPS hit me 54 years…Continue

Started by Larry Kueneman in Connecting Apr 9.

Explore Salk

April 12 marks the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the polio vaccine and on  April 11 the Salk Institute invites you to share Jonas Salk’s vision. Follow your curiosity and come Explore Salk,…Continue

Started by Salk Institute in Connecting Apr 9.



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