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Susan Polivka replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Shoes
"Bill Thanks for taking the time to answer.... i will check in both places... can never have to many shoes..LOL"
Apr 18
Bill N replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Shoes
"LL Bean has offered mis-mated shoes in the past but I'm not sure if they still do.  They are mostly mail order, but have stores in the New England area.  They do have a modest charge for mismating. You might check with San Antonio…"
Apr 16
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Larry Kueneman
"HI LARRY. YOU GOT POLIO THE SAME YEAR I WAS BORN. I GOT IN 1953. I WAS 3. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN IDYLLWILD. MY LEFT LEG IS VERY SHINNY AND DO MUCH TO HELP OUT. I HAVE A LEG BRACE, HAND MADE SHOES TO GO WITH LEG BRACE, SCOOTER, WALKING STICK AND…"
Apr 15
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Doris Eve Dixon
"HI DORIS, WELCOME TO THIS PAGE. YOU ARE SO LUCKY THAT IN THE PAST YOU COULD DO ALL THOUGH THINGS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO WEAR HI HEELS. I KNOW WHAT A LOST IT FEELS LIKE. YOUR JOB, GARDENING, DANCING. STUFF LIKE THAT. I HAVE A SCOOTER NOW, BRACE,…"
Apr 15
Larry La Penta replied to Larry La Penta's discussion Neuropathy
"I had a Lamenectomy to relieve Spinal Stenosis about 2 years ago. It didn't help. I also have a Scoliosis which might be causing it. Thank you for your help."
Apr 12
Dan Hicks replied to Larry La Penta's discussion Neuropathy
"The rapid progression you describe is more suggestive of back problems or piriformis syndrome than neuropathy. (Both would be more likely in someone with polio weakness.) Also consider any drugs you may be taking.  It might be something you…"
Apr 12
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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.

Survey 13 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 Dan Hicks Apr 5.

Knee surgery on "good" leg--yes or no? 9 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 Susan Polivka Mar 22.

 
 
 

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