Mary Shiffer
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  • Tualatin, OR
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Mary Shiffer replied to Cheryl Stanton's discussion Voice weakening
"I also have times when my voice is less than optimum. I am a retired speech/language pathologist as well as a polio survivor. I am probably more aware of voice variations than the general public. When I was still working in the public schools, I…"
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Ted Granger left a comment for Mary Shiffer
"Welcome to Polio Today - Polio Class of '53 just before my 6th birthday.  There are times when I just swallow and it does not go the way it should.  That scares me at times."
Dec 21, 2012
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1955
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
Yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
about 1980
List any assistive devices you are using...
C-PAP
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I have always had difficulty swallowing since the acute infection. This improved somewhat so that I did not have liquids coming out my nose but in the last 20 years the episodes of choking have increased and now I have food that remains in my throat and I am again having difficulty with liquids coming out my nose. I have sleep apnea. I am experiencing more fatigue and cannot get down to get things in my low cupboards easily. I am having mood problems dealing with the emotional issues of being so sick as a child. I have asthma that is difficult to treat. I have chronic hip, back, neck and knee problems.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
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At 6:52pm on December 21, 2012, Ted Granger said…

Welcome to Polio Today - Polio Class of '53 just before my 6th birthday.  There are times when I just swallow and it does not go the way it should.  That scares me at times.

 
 
 

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