Margaret DeBacker Dieguez
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Redness starting in my feet and  creeping up my legs,   scareing me.  I have been to two doctors and I get antibiotics. My legs get better,  then redness comes back.  Any ideas?Continue

Started Feb 18, 2013

Redness in legs
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redness starting in my feet and  creeping up my legs,   scareing me.  I have been to two doctors and I get antibiotics. My legs get better,  then redness comes back.  Any ideas?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Mar 9, 2013.

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Dan Hicks replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"I am told that the standard curriculum for physiatrist training includes PPS.  However, physiatrists are scarcer than hens' teeth. Otherwise, all the docs who know polio are either retired or dead."
Mar 9, 2013
Susan Jean Mauro-Bemme replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"You will look high and low and still will find a rare doctor that knows Polio, let along PPS.  When you find some doctor that does he hasn't the money to be able to keep up the converstation that you are starving for, Look towards a group…"
Mar 9, 2013
Dan Hicks replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"(It should be noted that Dr Bruno is not a "physician".  And Julie Silver (who IS an MD) has written a pretty good book on PPS.)"
Mar 9, 2013
JAMES E DAVIS JR replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Margaret, I'm not sure about the "redness" but I do know for a fact from having read Dr. Richard Bruno's book, "The Polio Paradox" that it is common for polio survivors legs and feet to become VERY cold. This began to…"
Mar 9, 2013
Margaret DeBacker Dieguez replied to pravin maruti bathe's discussion new to the group
"I have been trying to make an appointment with Dr Pearlman for several weeks. It's been difficult.  Good luck to you."
Feb 26, 2013
pravin maruti bathe replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"hi there,  i m new to this group. Read about ur problem wanna ask u does it have a swelling when it gets red or is there any itching around the area.Can u just upload a photo if the problem is still there ?"
Feb 26, 2013
Margaret DeBacker Dieguez replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Thank you for responding.  I'm a little slow in finding my way around "replies".  I just saw your answer today."
Feb 20, 2013
Margaret DeBacker Dieguez replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Hi, I contracted polio in 1952 when I was fifteen years old.  I was hospitalized from August to January. and I was in rehab in Warm Springs GA, until the following August.  My PPS really kicked in, in 1984. I became completely paralyzed…"
Feb 20, 2013
Susan Jean Mauro-Bemme replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Please do not hesitate to jot me a note any time./  I'm here for you and you'll find many more members more then happy to respond as well. How long have you hadd PPS and went did you contact Polio if you don't mind me asking."
Feb 20, 2013
Margaret DeBacker Dieguez replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Thank you for responding.  There is some pain with the redness, but knowing others have this problem and don't know the answer, actually takes some of the anxiety away."
Feb 19, 2013
Margaret DeBacker Dieguez posted a status
"thanks to Susan Jean and Dan. Your answer somewhat relieves my fears"
Feb 19, 2013
Susan Jean Mauro-Bemme replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Do you have neurophathy?  Is there any pain with the redness? As I age I have found the same problem you are having. No one knows the answer I have found with all that I talk to. I think Dan probably was right on the money about blood…"
Feb 19, 2013
Dan Hicks replied to Margaret DeBacker Dieguez's discussion Redness in legs
"Presumably at least one of the docs was a derm? Some of it, I'm sorry to say, is just old age.  And generally PPS folks have problems with the blood vessels in the lower legs -- the nerves that constrict them do not work well, leading to…"
Feb 19, 2013
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1952
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
1980's
List any assistive devices you are using...
motorizied scooter
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
It helped me to overcome many challenges and to finally help me write my book.
"AMAZING COURAGAGE" My life as a polio survivor.

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At 1:38pm on October 6, 2010, Stella Newall said…
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