Penny Johnson
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  • Twin Falls, ID
  • United States
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
4 yrs old
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
aprox. 45yrs old
List any assistive devices you are using...
afo on left leg, use cane to help balance and I have a bad RT knee. I shou be wearing a back brace for support and I have a 47 degree curve of scoliosis. I also use my scooter, more often now. .
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
I have looked for groups in my area serveral different times in the last 10 years but have found none. But I have looked on some sites for 'input' from time to time.
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
In my 20,s I loved to dance and go camping. I was always trying hard to keep up with everyone.I was a nurse so I was on my feet alot. Then the last 5 years of working I forced myself to walk out the front door and put one foot in front of the other to go to work because every evenib when I left work I was afraid I wouldn't make it to my car.
How did you find out about PolioToday.org?
looking on internet

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At 4:16am on May 28, 2012, Christopher Kontoh said…

happy to read your story. can we be friends? I am aslo a disabled.

At 4:16am on May 26, 2012, Ted Granger said…

Welcome to Polio Today - I am a member of the class of '53.  It was just before my 6th birthday.  I misunderstood that my birthday present were my braces instead of the bike I had been promised.  I was "somewhat" disappointed about the situation at that time.  I had to go back to using 2 afos about 11 years ago.  This time, they are my friends instead of an unwanted present

 
 
 

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