Re: future of polio
I just now typed this really long reply and it dissapeared, so I am going to try again!
As for the caliper thing, I do not know. If it lays directly on your skin, it might make it kind of raw.
I mentioned in another thread of yours that my Dad has polio, he got it when he was 6, i think, and he is 57 now. He had it in one of his legs, and it is shorter than the other, though it sounds less prounoucned than yours. He only had to wear braces fro a few years and after that was fine, very active.
he was fine up until about 5 or 6 years ago, when his hip on the unaffacted leg started hurting, he has arthritis in it. He has good days and bad days, but he still can do most of the stuff he used to, it just takes him longer. Like right now he is remodeling their house, before he coudl have done it in a week, now it will take him a month or so. But he will still do it. And he has days when he does really well, he can go just like he used to. He was doing well on some pain pills, but they were making him really sick on his stomach, if you can handle them they would probably help you alot.
He doesnt' have any problems that are life threating or anything like that, only the arthritis.
So I dont' really know about that. We did have a neighbor who had it also, in his back and he had lung problems more than most, but he still lived to be in his 80's and drove and was active the whole time. So, there is good news!
I wish you well!