PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR
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  • Menifee, CA
  • United States
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PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"yes they do. call ins. and find out how much. if your on medicare or your secondary ins. hope that helps. can you tell me what a wheel chair looks like."
Aug 30, 2015
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Jun 26, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"i have a pic on my husbands phone of a new power chair. it folds up. can put in back of car, truck and can go on airplane. i don't know the names. must go find his phone. dang husband, leaves it every where."
May 14, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Sherry Hayes
"hi. was just in kansas on vacation. live in riverside county. lots of cousins in san diego"
May 14, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR replied to Barbara Ann Loska's discussion Portable power wheel chairs?
"love your babies. so cute. i got polio in 53. i was 3. have brace on left leg, walker, scooter, walking stick. i also have a big scooter that can go out and b rugged. i have a brother that lives in washington. i don't know what a wheel chair…"
May 14, 2015
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Apr 27, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Larry Kueneman
"HI LARRY. YOU GOT POLIO THE SAME YEAR I WAS BORN. I GOT IN 1953. I WAS 3. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN IDYLLWILD. MY LEFT LEG IS VERY SHINNY AND DO MUCH TO HELP OUT. I HAVE A LEG BRACE, HAND MADE SHOES TO GO WITH LEG BRACE, SCOOTER, WALKING STICK AND…"
Apr 15, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Doris Eve Dixon
"HI DORIS, WELCOME TO THIS PAGE. YOU ARE SO LUCKY THAT IN THE PAST YOU COULD DO ALL THOUGH THINGS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO WEAR HI HEELS. I KNOW WHAT A LOST IT FEELS LIKE. YOUR JOB, GARDENING, DANCING. STUFF LIKE THAT. I HAVE A SCOOTER NOW, BRACE,…"
Apr 15, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR commented on ALLEN J GIBB's photo
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"bummer. i know the degrading part. my parents had to tie my arms and legs to bed posts. they said doc told them to do that. i had to call in the night to go bathroom. i was about 5 also."
Apr 9, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR commented on Peter C Ellis, P. Eng.'s photo
Apr 9, 2015
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR commented on Jeanne W. Houghton's photo
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"HOW FUNNY. I WAS A POSTER KID. DON'T KNOW THE YEAR. BUT WAS ASKED TO SAY SOMETHING ON STAGE AND DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING. WAS SCARE TO DEATH. SOME MAN PICKED ME UP TO THE MICROPHONE."
Sep 27, 2014
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Barbara M Wichlan
"I KNOW HAVING POLIO HAS MADE ME A STRONGER PERSON. I GOT IT IN 54. WAS IN IRON LUNG FOR 18 MONTHS. LOTS OF SURGERIES HAD MY SPINE ALL FUSED WITH TITANIUM. CAN'T BEND OVER OVER FOR......I'M 64. LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIF."
Sep 27, 2014
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Sandra Tambash
"I GOT POLIO IN 54. JUST TURNED 4. HAVE A WALKING STICK AND I PLASTIC FOOT BRACE. MY LEFT SIDE GOT IT THE WORSE. I FEEL YOUR ISOLATION. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A BIG FAMILY NO ONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS WHAT I GO THROUGH EVERYDAY. WAS IN IRON LUNG FOR 18…"
Sep 27, 2014
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR left a comment for Ann Monson
"YOU GOT POLIO THE SAME YEAR AS I DID. I HAD JUST TURNED 4. WAS IN IRON LUNG FOR 18 MONTHS. HOW OLD R U NOW ? I HAD MANY MANY OPERATIONS. WHERE DO U LIVE. I'M IN SOUTHERN CALIF.  "
Sep 27, 2014
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Sep 8, 2014
PAMELA SWIFT-LATOUR commented on Lorraine M. Hartik's photo
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"I AM NEW TO THIS SIGHT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY NONE OF THESE SIGHTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS OR MORE. IS ANYBODY GOING TO ANY OF THESE MEETINGS. NEED INFO. AM FALLING APART."
Aug 22, 2014

Profile Information

Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1954
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
when i was about 35
List any assistive devices you are using...
afo, i think that is the word, plastic foot holder,i don't have a cane, that a is old news, i have a walking stick, scooter, special shoes made for me. have a walker when needed.
List any Polio Survivor Groups that you belong to online or in person.
none
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I HAVE HAD TO GIVE UP MY JOB. I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT I WAS A RURAL LETTER CARRIER , AND I LOVED IT. TOOK ME YEARS TO GET OVER IT. VERY DEPRESSED. I HAVE HAD TO GET BACK SURGERY. ALL TITANIUM NOW. HURTS ALL THE TIME AND VERY LIMITED TO EVERYTHING I DO. CAN'T EVEN PUT MY SHOES ON. I HAVE BEEN A VERY INDEPENDENT PERSON. NEVER THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS HANDICAPPED. MY PARENTS TREATED ME AS ONE OF THE KIDS. HAD 5 BROTHERS ONE SISTER. NOW I FEEL AS THOUGH I'M SO SLOW AND IN PAIN ALL THE TIME. I DON'T GO OUT VERY MUCH. I HAVE NO FRIENDS ANYMORE. ALL OF THEM ARE AT WORK. YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES WHEN YOUR NOT AT WORK ANYMORE. YOUR SOCIAL LIFE IS GONE. HAVE TRIED TO KEEP IN TOUCH, BUT HARD. I DON'T LIKE WHAT HAS BECOME OF THIS BODY UNIT ANYMORE. NEED TO TALK TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE SOME SENSE OF WHAT IT IS LIKE. NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE. I DO TRY TO TALK TO MY HUSBAND, AND HE SYMPATHIZES BUT.....
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