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Old 07-16-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, I've come to this forum to learn what I can about pps. I have little or no knowlege of the subject, but I think I may have it. I'm all eye's and ears.

I guess it's time for a dumb question. I'm 57 years old and had polio when I was around 4 to 7 years old. I don't recall a lot about it other than the "treatment" and being told that I had polio. I was told I had a light case of it and all was well wtih the world. Now I'm having lots of joint aches that I assumed was arthritus, shortness of breath (nothing real new to me), some difficulties in swallowing and seem to be getting more tired a lot. I read somewhere that rest seemed to be the answer. I'm a fairly active person, altho I have noticed my golf game is suffering due to the additional stiffness and pain. The only place I seem to get relief is when riding my motorcycle.

 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:36 PM   #2
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I don't know if what I share will help, but here goes.. Your story is similar to mine. light case at 3 yrs mainly balance and lung problems afterwards. At mid 50's I worked out 3 days a week Natalus gym, swam.. started to hurt, saw a lot of doctors finally I was told it was pps. -- stopped gym, continued to swim, walk, ride bike. -- then couldn't get out of pool, then balance too bad for bike, then for walking much. Am 67 yrs old now. Use a cane, lots of pain in legs and lots of spasms. I am also a diabetic. I use a glider for exercise which works quite well. Can't find doctors who know much about pps. They con't know what to do. Just take it a day a time and do as much as you can. The big hurdle is the family. They (especially the guys have a real denial problem.. Mom can do anything!) -- Good luck, big thing, don't get discouraged! You'll have good days and bad, but you'll make it!

 
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