JAMES E DAVIS JR
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Post regarding how I am currently dealing with Post-Polio Syndrome
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This is pretty much a copy from an email I sent to a fellow polio survivor......I've been going through a great deal for weeks now trying to get myself and my life under control. I had to have two…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Aug 16, 2014.

My thoughts regarding four questions about polio.

I received an email from a gentleman from Australia conducting research on polio. He had four questions he asked if I would answer. I felt they were excellent questions and took a great deal of…Continue

Started May 17, 2014

From My Blog "Experience with Social Security Disability and Post-Polio Sequelua"
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Hello Everyone!Sorry I haven't been here sooner but I've been going through a big change in my life. I'll post a link here to my blog that will hopefully explain a lot.I'll be glad when this is all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Jean Mauro-Bemme Dec 6, 2013.

Eradication of Polio Endagered by Ingnorance
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This morning as I was getting ready for work, I overheard the news announcer stating two polio vaccine workers had been killed in Pakistan by the Taliban at a clinic providing polio virus vaccine…Continue

Tags: of, Eradication, Vaccine, Polio, Taliban

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Oct 8, 2013.

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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, 2015
JAMES E DAVIS JR and Carolyn Mitchell are now friends
Dec 22, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Linda Wincenc Dobkin's discussion Knee surgery on "good" leg--yes or no?
"Linda I greatly admire your positive attitude! It is uplifting for me as I feel strongly about the quality of life for my fellow PPS "family". Yes, you are all like a special family to me. I know what you mean about the lift for you…"
Dec 22, 2014
Dan Hicks replied to JAMES E DAVIS JR's discussion Post regarding how I am currently dealing with Post-Polio Syndrome
"There is some evidence that RLS is often caused by low iron, in particular "ferritin", a type of iron which doctors don't often check.  And PPSers are at some added risk of low iron. So you might want to consider getting your…"
Aug 16, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Paul Gawrys's discussion Post Polio Syndrome
"With PPS I am beginning to learn anything is possible and often times could depend on how badly the virus affected the neurons in your spine. I would suggest you talk to your doctor. I occasionally have cervical neck pain but not so bad since I…"
Aug 15, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR posted a discussion

Post regarding how I am currently dealing with Post-Polio Syndrome

This is pretty much a copy from an email I sent to a fellow polio survivor......I've been going through a great deal for weeks now trying to get myself and my life under control. I had to have two nights of sleep testing and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. They started me out with a sleeping machine (CPAP) with only the nose cover but that turned out to be a disaster. I would open my mouth and air would get pushed out like an inner tube with a fast leak! They…See More
Aug 15, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR posted a discussion

My thoughts regarding four questions about polio.

I received an email from a gentleman from Australia conducting research on polio. He had four questions he asked if I would answer. I felt they were excellent questions and took a great deal of thought on my part. Some of my answers contain very personal information but I feel if it can in some way help in the research of polio, then I am willing to allow this information on the internet......My thoughts on Polio for the 4 question research inquiry.......   1. How did polio affect your social…See More
May 17, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Allen Holleman's discussion To exercise or not or how much?
"I maybe out of line for reacting this way but I haven't been here in awhile due to extreme PPS symptoms. I am 58 and my PPS worsened because I, as with most ALL polio survivors have a type A personality AND I am just downright hard…"
Mar 19, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to shari Johnston's discussion Knee Replacement
"Question: Do you or have you worn a leg brace for this leg that was affected by the polio? I wear full length leg braces and when they need adjustments my knees will begin to be very painful or my hip will feel as though it is "slipping".…"
Mar 19, 2014
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Thomas Maske's discussion 2 door cars
"I agree with Dan. I know for me I am still able to get around with my crutches but would prefer to begin using my wheelchair. I have always had to have handcontrols in my car. The installers have consistently recommended whenever I get a new car it…"
Mar 19, 2014
Susan Jean Mauro-Bemme replied to JAMES E DAVIS JR's discussion From My Blog "Experience with Social Security Disability and Post-Polio Sequelua"
"Really great blog James.  Most importantly I am glad you connected with Dr. Bruno.  He is a great support and a better man.  God bless you in your trials. You will look back on this eventually now just have faith.  It will take…"
Dec 6, 2013
JAMES E DAVIS JR posted a discussion

From My Blog "Experience with Social Security Disability and Post-Polio Sequelua"

Hello Everyone!Sorry I haven't been here sooner but I've been going through a big change in my life. I'll post a link here to my blog that will hopefully explain a lot.I'll be glad when this is all settled and I can move on. Change can be a scary thing sometimes but I suppose it is what makes life interesting and it makes us just a bit wiser.…See More
Dec 6, 2013
Dan Hicks replied to JAMES E DAVIS JR's discussion Eradication of Polio Endagered by Ingnorance
"It's really just a more extreme flavor of the blind adherence to dogma and prejudice that, in the US, causes people to deny global warming, or in Germany to deny the Holocaust. There are blindly prejudiced, stupid, literally hate-full people…"
Oct 8, 2013
JAMES E DAVIS JR posted a discussion

Eradication of Polio Endagered by Ingnorance

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I overheard the news announcer stating two polio vaccine workers had been killed in Pakistan by the Taliban at a clinic providing polio virus vaccine drops for children. This is twice I believe this has happen in the past year or so. When I heard this I stopped in my tracks and I am not embarrassed to say I had tears in my eyes and then and then I felt absolute anger!When I got to work I was unable to concentrate on anything other than the children…See More
Oct 7, 2013
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Linda Wincenc Dobkin's discussion Knee surgery on "good" leg--yes or no?
"You have to do what you feel is best for you. I can't say yes or no because post-polio affected everyone in different ways. Some of us, like me, uses leg braces and you didn't say how severally your "polio" leg was…"
Oct 7, 2013
Danny Merritt left a comment for JAMES E DAVIS JR
"     James , thanks for the welcome . I am like you : time ,we just moved into the home place next door or partially moved , to make room for my Dad & Father-in -Law . My Dad is pretty much wheel chair bound and Father- in -…"
Apr 5, 2013

Profile Information

Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1959
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
Not sure
List any assistive devices you are using...
full length metal leg braces on both legs, all leather shoes attached and a crutch for balance.
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
I have a website called Polio Survivors in the 21st Century and MySpace page. I have been a member of many of the groups online but often could not find the time to become more involved.
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I think it has helped me develope into a strong but compassionant man who enjoys helping others and seeing them succeed in life. Polio has taught me not to take independence and health for granted. I can't come near to describing all the good that having had polio has given me. Everything happens for a reason and I try never to look at the negatives but to try and concentrate on the positives that polio has brought into my life. I'm proud to be a polio survivor.

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At 7:45pm on April 5, 2013, Danny Merritt said…

     James , thanks for the welcome . I am like you : time ,we just moved into the home place next door or partially moved , to make room for my Dad & Father-in -Law . My Dad is pretty much wheel chair bound and Father- in - should be but he has a dementing illness and can hardly remember what he can and can't do . They are a handful for me and my wife ; mostly my wife, which they have taken over . May things settle down soon so we can take advantage of the knowledge this site may provide . Hope you are doing well . Dan Merritt

At 3:25pm on February 14, 2011, Janet Williams said…

Welcome aboard!!! I love to hear that positive attitude.  Yah got to be and I agree with you, I think having Polio may have alot to do with always trying to help others and trying to stay positive.  Although there are moments-lol.

Janet

At 5:42pm on February 13, 2011, Judy Wilkerson said…

James, Gladys Swensrud said you needed a referral to a PPS doctor near your area.

Tamar Ference, MD, is Medical Director of the Polio Clinic at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Phone:  305-243-4569  Clinic address:  UMHC-1st Floor Spine Institute, 1475 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL  33136.

Dr. Ference recently was the keynote at the annual luncheon at the Post Polio Alliance of South Florida.  President of PPASF is Barbara Gratzke, who is very helpful.

Dr. Ference and her team are caring and detailed in their approach.  I am seeing Dr. Ference who is helping me manage my post polio symptoms.

 

Good luck to you.

Judy Wilkerson

 

At 8:13am on February 9, 2010, Stella Newall said…
Hello James,
Welcome, good to have you here.
At 8:00am on February 9, 2010, Paula Lambert said…
Hello James, welcome to Polio Today! Looking forward to getting to know you better and sharing stories of our battles with Polio.
Paula
 
 
 

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