Frank A Hoover
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     Quickly my sitution is: Polio at 8 months of age in Los Angeles (August 1948, treated at Orthapedic Hospital). Upper left arm paralized. Legs, stomach also involved but not paralized. Like so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Oct 31, 2011.

weakening of muscles
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     I have been dealing with PPS for about 10 years. In my case pain was the first symptom and is still a big problem. I have a pain doctor who helps with the pain so I can function pretty well. For…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Nov 8, 2011.

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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1948
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
about 10 years ago
List any assistive devices you are using...
walking stick, cushions to elevate seats,
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
I hope I am a member in the San Diego group, even though my attendance is miserable
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
since I was only 8 months old when I got polio, I never knew howit felt to be any other way.None of the muscles in my upper left arm and shoulder function except the biceps. Of course I could not perform many routine exercises asked of children in P.E. classes so I always got C's or D's but was allowed to not do push ups, pull ups, and the like. At 8 months, being seperated from my parents for 1 month was traumatic and I have some sort of PTSD and get wierd in hospital like settings. I overcame almost all of the disability, played every sport with a ball in it, excelled at golf. As an adolecent, the withered upper left arm caused me much concern but I learned nobody sees stuff like that as much as I did. I have been sucessful at life. I was appointed to the Superior Court in Kern County at age 34 and became somewhat well known for being decent, fair, and kind. I was one of the first judges in the country to experiment with what is known as 'Drug Court' and travelled extensively aidinig in the creation of many more courts of this type. I think my experiences with polio made me much more compassionate.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
looking for more information about PPS on the internet

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At 9:37am on June 25, 2015, Cheryl Stanton said…

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 but you know what I mean) We just have to keep doing the best we can, at least we get to live in beautiful Southern California. Take care and see you on the forum!

At 10:41am on June 24, 2015, Cheryl Stanton said…

I just checked the forum, there has been activity. I fixed my setting and I have lots to read.

At 10:31am on June 24, 2015, Cheryl Stanton said…

Hi Frank, nice to hear from you.  Its kinda sad there's not much activity on here, I used to get notifications from here if someone posted in the forum but have not heard anything for so long.  I need to check my settings.  Well, today I am worse off then I was in 2011, more weakness and the daily pain is what bothers me the most. I have tried so may things to  help with that and some things help but for only a short period so I am not going to give up on trying to find something.  I refuse to take drugs so i do natural supplements and herbs.  I went to a meeting with Dr. Susan Pearlman at the Villa Park Chamber. she does this every year.  According to her, nothing new again this year but they are working on some things.  What is your situation with pain?

At 6:48am on July 29, 2011, Ted Granger said…

Welcome to Polio Today - Sometimes I think it might have been better if I had not known anything different.  I got polio just before my 6th birthay after learning how to ride my friend's bike.  I was promised a bike of my own for my birthday.  I was in the hospital on my birthday and asked about my bike.  My Dad told me I wass not getting the bike; I was going to be getting braces.  Of cours my 6 year old brain understood they were going to be my birthday present instead of the bike I had been promised.  I was not pleased is a minor statment.  It took me a while to understand I would not be able to ride the bike and the braces were not a birthday present.

I too do not like to make visits.  I had not thought of that possible connection before as a possible reason.

 
 
 

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