15 months ago I lost kidney function and went on hemodialysis at a clinic. In August I went to the overnight cycler which hs been grand! I have been experiencing muscle spasms, involuntary muscle movement which happens spontaneously day or night. I will be seeing a neurologist nthe end of the month. I suspect the kidney lost with and treatment has activated more pps. I am 78 and up to this point had experienced pps years ago. My question, has anyone else had this experience. The tremors…Continue
Added by Kay Byard on January 4, 2018 at 10:31am — No Comments
I had gotten Polio in the mid-1950's at the tail-end of the epidemic. Living in North Central Wisconsin, we were some of the last ones to get the vaccine. When I began the process of getting my first power chair, I had told the Physical Therapist that I had been able to walk until I managed to climb into the hay loft of our family farm.
I was going to throw down straw for my dad but the chute was in the middle of the loft over the alley-way between the calf pens. I don't know how I…Continue
Added by John Marcus McGee on September 9, 2017 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Has anyone used marijuana for pain and sleep? News story on "Sunday Morning" today saying
seniors over 65 are finding great relief for arthritis pain and help with sleep.
Added by Gretchen Winchester on May 1, 2016 at 7:22am — No Comments
I will never forget seeing the young boy with polio at the Children's Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2009. I promised that I would do whatever I could to raise awareness of polio survivors in Third World countries and for the need of complete eradication of polio worldwide. I began by speaking to Rotary Clubs but they get it. They are major contributors to eradication efforts for many years. The general public had minimal interest in this topic. That has not stopped me. It has…Continue
Added by Paulette Bergounous on March 31, 2014 at 7:22pm — No Comments
I am here, new to this, but not to polio.
I hope to share and find information, support, and a good bit of humor. Laughter and Rest carry me through most everything.
Added by Madeleine Davis on January 4, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments
I have alway had to wear two different size shoes - I wear a 4.5 on the left and 6.5 on the right. Now doe to the braces on the left foot I cannot wear the same size shoes, can anyone suggest what I cando with these shoes that I have...and now I have got to buy all new shoes, now I need a 5 on the left foot and 7 on the right--any idea would be greatly appreciated
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Added by Daniel L. (Dan) Middlebrooks on May 12, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments
I Will Just LOVE To Get To Know The Very True Story Of My Polio Life - OOp's The Life That Was To Be Me With Out Polio ( That I Will Never Know ) and How I Did Not Get To Live it- The Way God Wanted Me To - Thank You Polio Drop's and I Do Know That God Did Not Give it To Me - So Who - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Some-One O's Me Big-Time and All Of The 909 Ofter's ...((^_^((?... and Just Why is it That I Can Not Find A Polio Doctor In Philadelphia PA ?
When I Was A Kid - There Where Polio…Continue
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Great recourses for PPS
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Added by Linda Wincenc Dobkin on September 28, 2010 at 10:59pm — No Comments
I have finally met up with someone outside of the polio community who is interested in my current projects. This lady is working with a group of people to build a community garden on the island. I am so relieved, as I have met with nothing but apathy and /or hostility from those who in theory are there to help artists. This of course only makes me more determined to finish these projects.
I'm trying to raise interest in the book I am writing for wheelchair gardeners, and to get built…Continue
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