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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Are you a Polio Survivor?
What year did you contract polio?
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
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.
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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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