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Profile IconConnie L. Thomas, Kay Byard, Gene Mitchell and 8 more joined Polio Today
Jan 24
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Carolyn Mitchell's discussion Received Disability
"Carolyn this was also true for me. I found it was very important that the best medical records be within the last 6 months but no more than a year. Also, I worked with Social Security Medical Determination to stay behind my doctors to make sure…"
Jan 10
Profile IconJane Grillot, KEVIN PETERS, Tony Munnelly and 6 more joined Polio Today
Jan 9
Nancy Nye replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
"I contracted polio in October 1951 at age 3, I am now 66, so I have lived with polio for 63 years.  My left leg was the most affected by the polio, and the right has been the 'good' leg.  I have problems straightening out the…"
Jan 6
Rick E. Kneeshaw, M.A. commented on Gladys Swensrud's group San Diego Polio Survivors
"CORRECTION: Our next meeting is January 10th not the 13th."
Jan 3
Rick E. Kneeshaw, M.A. posted a status
Jan 3
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As District 7630 PolioPlus Chair (all of DE & Eastern Shore MD), I am proud to be part of Rotary's PolioPlus effort to eradicate polio worldwide.
Dec 30, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR and Carolyn Mitchell are now friends
Dec 22, 2014





Received Disability 1 Reply

I have received by award letter after one attempt and no professional assistance. My suggestions are answer all questions honestly and completely, and complete all parts of the application.  Do not…Continue

Started by Carolyn Mitchell in Connecting. Last reply by JAMES E DAVIS JR Jan 10.

Survey 7 Replies

I have a problem with curiosity and I have one question that entered my mind about 20 years ago, and that was "what is the longetivity of a person who has had polio?" I knew it had to depend on the…Continue

Started by Thomas Maske in Connecting. Last reply by Nancy Nye Jan 6.

Knee surgery on "good" leg--yes or no? 5 Replies

I am looking for support in my decision to have TKR on my good leg. How are those of you who have had this surgery doing now? Are you glad you had it done? Did rehab make your polio leg worse? My…Continue

Started by Linda Wincenc Dobkin in Connecting. Last reply by JAMES E DAVIS JR Dec 22, 2014.

Fatigue and Shakes 12 Replies

I seem to be having some different weakness on my strong side.  Since my knee replacement last year (on my strong side), I have less energy and often tremble after walking from the car to the front…Continue

Started by Barbara Angelica Crowe in Connecting. Last reply by shari Johnston Dec 20, 2014.

Colorado "mystery illness" 4 Replies

Anyone been following this?  (…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Nov 15, 2014.

Take part in a Polio Genomics Study 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I was contacted by Mark Loeb from McMaster University.  He is conducting a study to find out whether there was a genetic susceptibility that led some people to develop paralysis following…Continue

Started by Salk Institute in Connecting. Last reply by Thomas Maske Oct 9, 2014.



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