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Pacemaker and PPS
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HI all,I have a medical condition that my doctor has suggested a pace maker to treat. It's something that is not urgent and at this point may be elective.One benefit night be less fatigue and more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Dec 7.

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Dan Hicks replied to Bill N's discussion Pacemaker and PPS
"Don't know a lot about pacemakers (my heart is apparently one of the few things in my body working correctly), but I do know that a lot of factors can affect fatigue, muscle pain, etc.  I have had times when I was so weak and fatigued I…"
Dec 7
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Pacemaker and PPS

HI all,I have a medical condition that my doctor has suggested a pace maker to treat. It's something that is not urgent and at this point may be elective.One benefit night be less fatigue and more energy to do things, but the doctor can't be sure given my post-polio situation.Given my arms and legs tire from over use, I am wondering if I can really make use of having more energy.Does anyone have a pacemaker and did it help with fatigue?Thanks.BillSee More
Dec 6
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"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…"
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Claudia Gauches left a comment for Bill N
"I know, Bill. I could have used the Fossibles back then!"
Sep 25, 2010
Bill N left a comment for Claudia Gauches
"Claudia, I'm still chuckling over your mean nurse and the bed rail story. What spunk!!! Where were The Fossibles when you needed them??? :-)"
Sep 24, 2010
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Bill N left a comment for Jane
"I'm in Westerly but our daughter lives in Warwick. We are starting a support group this weekend. I'm not sure how all the messaging works here as far as what is public vs private. I'll send you a test message, and if it works,…"
Sep 13, 2010
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"I just saw your post. Where do you live in RI? I'm in Warwick, although I've been in Ft. Lauderdale for the past week plus. Actually attended a Post Polio meeting with a very active group in Boca Raton. That was the first time I've…"
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"HI Jane, I sent a friend request and then realized that I could attached a message to introduce myself. I live in RI, too. Bill"
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1955
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
Yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
1995
List any assistive devices you are using...
crutches, scooter
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
Two or three Yahoo Groups.
www.skally.net
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
Maybe not so much until PPS started. But, I wonder if I would have achieved as much if I weren't somewhat of a "Type A" Polio survivor. It seems a common thread that Polio Survivors are more "Type A" than laid back.

What do you think? Would you be who are and accomplished what you did if you hadn't had Polio?
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
Can't remember, but probably from one of the groups on Yahoo.

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At 8:56am on September 25, 2010, Claudia Gauches said…
I know, Bill. I could have used the Fossibles back then!
At 5:50pm on September 13, 2010, Jane said…
I just saw your post. Where do you live in RI? I'm in Warwick, although I've been in Ft. Lauderdale for the past week plus. Actually attended a Post Polio meeting with a very active group in Boca Raton. That was the first time I've been with such a large group of polio people. Will be back in RI this week.
 
 
 

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