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Amy Robinson replied to HF's discussion Any survivors in their 30s and 40s?
"Dear HF, I don't visit this site very often and I was surprised to see your message. I am 39 and you are right there are not very many of us, which of course is a good thing. Amy"
3 hours ago
Cheryl Stanton replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"Thank You,I will call."
yesterday
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"yes they do. call ins. and find out how much. if your on medicare or your secondary ins. hope that helps. can you tell me what a wheel chair looks like. "
Sunday
Cheryl Stanton replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"Barbara Ann, would you know if insurance pays for the wheelchairs>"
Sunday
Dan Hicks replied to HF's discussion Any survivors in their 30s and 40s?
"Well, you're going to find very few that age in the US, since polio vaccination has been fairly universal in the US for well over 50 years now.  Likewise for most of Europe, including Russia.  To find any significant number of…"
Sunday
HF posted a discussion

Any survivors in their 30s and 40s?

Hello fellow survivors.  In my 38 years, I have yet to meet a survivor close to my age group.  Are you out there?  I'd like to chat with you.See More
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Dan Hicks replied to Dan Hicks's discussion How to get an AFO?
"A little update on this: I discussed getting an AFO with my regular doc about a month ago and he referred me to a foot doc.  Saw the foot doc last week and he examined me a bit and took my history and gave me a "Certificate of Medical…"
Aug 26

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Any survivors in their 30s and 40s? 2 Replies

Hello fellow survivors.  In my 38 years, I have yet to meet a survivor close to my age group.  Are you out there?  I'd like to chat with you.Continue

Started by HF in Connecting. Last reply by Amy Robinson 3 hours ago.

Portable power wheel chairs? 6 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 Cheryl Stanton yesterday.

How to get an AFO? 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Dan Hicks Aug 26.

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.

 
 
 

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