Hi, I am new to this site and forum. I am 64 years old and had Polio in 1954.Quite an experience. I almost died. Iron Lung, the whole bit. Wheel chair for 3 years, braces on both legs, and soooo many surgical proceedres I have lost count. Yet, I feel blessed to walk today with an adaptive brace on my left leg. PPS has started to set in and my Physician doesn't know much about this. Paralysis is settling into my Left Lung. Does anyone know of books, or a Dr. who specializes in PPS?
Also, I have been looking for the names of the three types of Polio and am unable to find this information. The only one I remember is the Bolbaric. I would like to obtain and names and definitions of ALL three types if possible.
Hopefully, someone on this Forum will be able to direct me with me search.
Hi first of it is very sad to heard about your problem. Polio is really very bad problem as it ruin whole life. If you would research you would get good information about the type of polio. First of all there are 4 kinds of polio exist that classfication is done on types of virus. There are around 4 types of polio like Paralytic polio, Spinal polio, Bulbar polio and Bulbospinal polio.
You could get detail information on wikipedia about this problem.
I too am a newbie to the forum but have done much research on the subject on the effects of polio and on PPS. I was diagnosed with PPS by a Rehab specialist in 1989 and my symptoms have progressed over the years. I am now 77 and am still walking but for very short distances and mostly just in the house. I had Polio at age 7 in 1942. Not much rehab done at that time and was in a small town hospital in Texas. Subsequently through my growing years until age 14 I developed a club type foot due to weakness of muscles. At that time had surgery, a triple arthrodesis, tendon transfers and lengthen achilles. Left leg was most affected so leg and foot much smaller than right. Able to walk with limp but did not use braces or support. Became a nurse which in retrospect was probably not a good choice considering the stress it put on my body but did this in various settings for 40 years. Many times I pushed beyond reasonable limits in exercising thinking it would give me more strength but works the opposite on Post Polios. So now I use a walker all the time and power wheelchair outside. I have found that going to a Post Polio support group has been very helpful. Also there are a few good books and many Post Polio web sites for help and understanding what is happening.Google is a good start in researching this topic.
Hello everyone....my name is veronica...i haven't been on the board for more than 2, years.... Yes, I am also a post polio survivor...I was told I could not do anything anymore...was in a wheelchair for 2 years....
I had my hip replaced in 2011... Then 6 months after my recovery, I found a chiropractor/yoga studio.....needless to say, I am on my feet, walking, pain free, my back pain is almost a memory now....I worked very hard and very religiously with my chiropractor and his yoga wife.... I must share with you all that there is hope!!!!! It takes hard work, but it's all worth it!!!! please give yoga a try !!!! !!!it's not easy and it will take a lot of perseverance and dedication. I am living proof that if I listened to the "medical experts" 2, years ago, I would still be in my wheelchair and my muscles would have totally atrophied.....I am still working very hard to get my body even stronger every day.....there is hope!!!!!!!