"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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."
"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…"
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.
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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.....