Margaret G Carson
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Relaxing with beer
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So, is there anyone else out there who finds that having a good home-brew or micro-brew (unpasteurized so all the healthy yeasts and B vitamins are active and beneficial) to be a great muscle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Feb 15, 2016.

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Dan Hicks replied to Margaret G Carson's discussion Relaxing with beer
"I'll add that something that seemed to help a little was chamomile tea.  It was by no means a panacea, but it seemed to take the edge off the spasms a bit and make it a little easier to relax."
Feb 15, 2016
Margaret G Carson replied to Margaret G Carson's discussion Relaxing with beer
"Wine gives me headaches and I never felt as relaxed as when I drink a home-brew or micro-brew. Anyway, I hope you are doing well now."
Feb 15, 2016
Dan Hicks replied to Margaret G Carson's discussion Relaxing with beer
"When I was having severe muscle spasms in my hip awhile back, plus recovering from shoulder surgery which produced it's own spasms, I made a couple of attempts at using wine to quiet them.  So far as I could tell, the wine did no good…"
Feb 14, 2016
Margaret G Carson posted a discussion

Relaxing with beer

So, is there anyone else out there who finds that having a good home-brew or micro-brew (unpasteurized so all the healthy yeasts and B vitamins are active and beneficial) to be a great muscle relaxant? I have no problem with alcohol and one beer is all it takes to relax my tired muscles so that I sleep better and awake feeling more rested than when I did not have a beer. I had polio as an infant. I was born in 1951 in China. My family came to America in 1954. PPS started when I was still…See More
Feb 12, 2016
Margaret G Carson left a comment for julian
"Hi Julian, I have not used this site for some time now. Glad you sent me a message. I'm recently "retired", actually on disability. I stopped working in Feb of 2012. The PPS was too challenging for me to continue the stressful work of…"
Apr 3, 2013
Ted Granger and Margaret G Carson are now friends
Aug 4, 2012
Ted Granger left a comment for Margaret G Carson
"Welcome to Polio Today - The "joys of plentiful pain" we have to deal.  It has and does cause constant re-evaluation of our situations.  Good luck in your finding a position for re-employment."
Jul 29, 2012
Margaret G Carson left a comment for Joyce Sallee Glaze (tulaj2000)
"Hi Joyce! I just joined Polio Today. I was casually looking for members living in TX. My husband and I moved to San Antonio on March 1, 2012. We love it here. One reason for moving here was for the warmer year-round weather. ~ I was so glad to read…"
Jul 27, 2012
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Jul 25, 2012

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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1951
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
2004
List any assistive devices you are using...
Forearm crutches, manual wheelchair, reacher/grabber
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
None currently. Use to be a member of Atlanta PPS in GA.
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I use to be able to walk many blocks with just a cane and take public transportation. I have worked all my adult life in offices doing desk work, mostly in call centers (very stressful). Five years ago, at my last job, I transitioned to forearm crutches. The muscle fatigue has slowly spread from only feeling it in my feet/legs to my hands/arms as well. My joints are more sensitive to being adversely positioned. I experience overall fatigue after routine physical activities like getting ready for work in the morning, doing laundry, meal preparation and shopping. I avoid standing more than a few minutes at a time and always find a way to sit for any activity. My stamina overall has decreased dramatically over the past 10 years. I have never interviewed for a job using my crutches and I am looking for work now. With my age (61) and "looking more disabled" with crutches, I'm fearful that I might appear less "marketable". I do hope to find any kind of work that's not too stressful.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
A friend sent me an email about Ann Lee Hussey.

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At 4:33pm on July 29, 2012, Ted Granger said…

Welcome to Polio Today - The "joys of plentiful pain" we have to deal.  It has and does cause constant re-evaluation of our situations.  Good luck in your finding a position for re-employment.

 
 
 

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