Jeanne W. Houghton
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  • Silver Spring, MD
  • United States
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1946
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
YES
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
1980s but didn't know it till late '80s
List any assistive devices you are using...
KAFO rt leg, 2 forearm crutches, scooter, various rolling stock at home to shove/roll things around. Left-foot accelerator to drive (since 1958).
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
3 listservs. Started & was first coordinator & long active in No. Virginia PPS Support Group. Now attend rarely. Still have polio friends, visit various websites.
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
Can't remember life without it! At peak I walked independently, no "assistive devices" except crutches outside and for distances & stairs. Married, 3 kids, widowed, now 6 grandkids -- but I am heavier, weaker, slower, awkward, using assistive devices listed above.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
Happened upon it thanks to Dolores Sieg, whom I met on Facebook.

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At 10:16am on November 22, 2010, Ted Granger said…
Welcome to Polio Today. There seems to be alot of good and knoledgeable people here.
 
 
 

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