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Old 08-17-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Polio and Stem Cell

Hello everyone,

I am new to this board and let me introduce myself a bit.
My husband is a polio survivor and he was hit by polio virus when he was 6 months old.
It's been a while I'm searching and reading about Stem cell research on the Internet.
I just wanted to know if anyone here had any experience with stem cell therapy for polio survivors.

Thanks,
Shaya

 
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Re: Polio and Stem Cell

Hi, I am new to this board too. I too am married to a polio survivor. He is now 64 and contracted polio when he was 8years old. He seems to be experiencing a PPS phase this year. I too have been trying to research stem cell treatment in connection with polio. So far, unsuccessful. I have been told from a researcher in the UK that work is being done in US and results not available for another 10 years. Is this what you have found? thanks

 
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: Polio and Stem Cell

Hi, I am a Polio Survivor and have PPS. I have heard of some research but also heard it somewhere in the future. so until that day comes I just try and follow the 'Golden Rule' - "Anything that causes pain, weakness or fatigue -don't do it or do much less of it"

I am 51 years old, I had Polio at age of 4 which affected my left leg- I like many excelled and was left with a limp which was hardly noticeable- until the last few years or so...

The best to you all with your Polio Survivors- tell them to stay strong and hang in - besides WE are "Polio Survivors"

Hugs Janet

 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:33 AM   #4
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Re: Polio and Stem Cell

Thank you for your encouraging words. I am the spouse of a polio survivor. As you say, life has been pretty normal, until the last year. Its tough for us too having to live with pretty determined and independent husbands and wives. Never a word of feeling - "why me"? You all just get on with it, adapt and work around it and this is very special. Should anyone out there learn more about stem research and polio, please keep me involved. I want the best futures for all PPSs, thank you again.

 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: Polio and Stem Cell

Elma - something has got to give sooner lor later(hoping sooner) - I read in the paper not too long ago about stem cell for Parkinson's disease- and they mentioned for a few other illness/diseases- so wondering if PPS falls in this catergory. But like you we got to keep each other informed.

I feel for the caregivers of their mates, it is so hard I can imagine. I see what my husband goes through because of losing more abilities to do things- just does not understand and I can imagine depression seeing loved ones getting less independent. But we got to remain strong as we can- we are all in this together and were there is a will there is a way.

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