Tammy Powell
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Locate someone...
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Hi friends, How do I find someone on here? I read an article in the June issue of Real Simple and would really like to tell Ann Lee Hussey  how wonderfully inspiring to me reading the article on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Salk Institute Jun 7, 2012.

Vitamin D 50000IU a week
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Has anyone expericenced increased muscle pain when taking prescription Vitamin D 50000IU a week? Family tells me it is all in my head, but I honestly really do feel an increase of pain, feels like…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marty Jan 8, 2010.

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Salk Institute replied to Tammy Powell's discussion Locate someone...
"Hi Tammy, Thanks for posting.  You can click on the "members" button and search for her name.   I'm getting ready to post some new stories on the site (some are video and some are written text).  If you (or any member…"
Jun 7, 2012
Tammy Powell updated their profile
Jun 6, 2012
Dan Hicks replied to Tammy Powell's discussion Locate someone...
Jun 5, 2012
Cheryl Stanton replied to Tammy Powell's discussion Locate someone...
"Go to members and find her name, good luck!"
Jun 5, 2012
Tammy Powell left a comment for Ann Lee Hussey
"Hello Ann, I just read the article in Real Simple and must tell you how inspiring that article is for me. Here I sit, recently approved for SS disablity at age 54 and fighting with myself not to give in to depression. Reading about what you are…"
Jun 5, 2012
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Locate someone...

Hi friends, How do I find someone on here? I read an article in the June issue of Real Simple and would really like to tell Ann Lee Hussey  how wonderfully inspiring to me reading the article on her is for me!!!!Thank you so much for any help you can offer....See More
Jun 5, 2012
Janice Cootey left a comment for Tammy Powell
"I enjoy walking.  Here in the Rocky Mountains I can't walk during the winter.  To much snow & ice.  But come March the snow & ice melt off the streets & sidewalks quickley.  So I've begun very short walks…"
Mar 24, 2011
Tammy Powell left a comment for Janice Cootey
"I can no longer wear sneakers comfortably. Last year i found some sketchers that work for me, and of course, i bought every color they had, now its time to do the shoe search again, which i dread. do you do any type of exercise? i'm told not…"
Mar 24, 2011
Janice Cootey and Tammy Powell are now friends
Mar 17, 2011
Janice Cootey left a comment for Tammy Powell
"Both my braces are like yours.  Knees down to foot beds.  Yuk !!!!!  Ugly  !!!!  I wear New Balance sneakers & shoes with my braces.  They have box toes & roll-bars.  I have a pair of white/gray mess…"
Mar 17, 2011
Tammy Powell left a comment for Janice Cootey
"Thank you so much, I too wish I had a magic wand to grant same!. I am exhausted today as i was yesterday yet i go thru my day to day stuff as usual. I try to eat healthy but weight still does not drop as i wish it would. I wear a AFO on my…"
Mar 17, 2011
Janice Cootey left a comment for Tammy Powell
"I wish I had a magic wand.  Then I'd grant everyone's wishes and Polio would leave our bodies.  We would all be as good as new.  Like you I'm exhausted, slowly gaining weight, health problems requiring surgeries, and…"
Mar 12, 2011
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Feb 23, 2010
Tammy Powell replied to Stella Newall's discussion Answers Please
"Hi all... I would like to know where I can find misfit shoes that are not ugly. I still work and the dress code is business casual but shoes are at most times impossible for me to find. I did find a sketcher shoe that i can walk in so i bought all…"
Feb 21, 2010
Tammy Powell replied to Michael S's discussion Assistive Devices
"Good afternoon - i currently use one crutch and wear brace on right leg from knee to under the foot. I began wearing this type of brace back in 1977. before that i did not wear a brace but as time went by my right foot became more and more useless…"
Jan 18, 2010

Profile Information

Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1958
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
at age 48
List any assistive devices you are using...
crutch, brace
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
post polio support group in richmond, va
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I feel weak everyday. My energy does not last the day. I cannot walk for any great distances. i sleep a lot. i am putting on weight (very annoying). I am considering leaving work and going on disability.
UPDATE: I am now on long term disability.

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At 9:08am on March 24, 2011, Janice Cootey said…
I enjoy walking.  Here in the Rocky Mountains I can't walk during the winter.  To much snow & ice.  But come March the snow & ice melt off the streets & sidewalks quickley.  So I've begun very short walks for now.  Between winter & recent surgery I'm totally out of shape.  As Polio victims we have to take everything one step at a time.  So I'm walking a little each day.  With both legs in braces & a forearm crutch, I can't walk quickley anyway.  By the time the warm weather comes I hope to be ready for walking on simple nature trails.  Hugs & Smiles, Janice
At 12:29pm on March 17, 2011, Janice Cootey said…

Both my braces are like yours.  Knees down to foot beds.  Yuk !!!!!  Ugly  !!!! 

I wear New Balance sneakers & shoes with my braces.  They have box toes & roll-bars.  I have a pair of white/gray mess ventilated sneakers, a black leather pair,  a white leather pair, and a tan leather pair.  Tied shoes & braces, not very feminine. However, It's okay, because I can walk comfortably. Without braces I'm in big trouble. Hugs & Smiles, Janice 

 

 

 

At 10:32am on March 12, 2011, Janice Cootey said…
I wish I had a magic wand.  Then I'd grant everyone's wishes and Polio would leave our bodies.  We would all be as good as new.  Like you I'm exhausted, slowly gaining weight, health problems requiring surgeries, and weaker than I'd like. Depression  snaps at my heels. Braces and a forearm crutch complete the picture.  BUT, we are all more than Polio.  I love to read, explore the world on my computer, take easy hikes & I love taking photos. I adore spending time with my 11 precious grandchildren. Polio Today has brought so much to my life.  Online friends and information. Fill your life with the activites that make you smile, and share your life with our Polio family.  Your not alone.
 
 
 

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