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Old 07-23-2007, 06:49 AM   #8
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 5
ted4753 HB User
Re: Any polio survivors out there?

Polio at the age of 6 - give a few weeks - in 1953. Diagnosed with PPS in late 1999 and in denial until 2002. I was given a perscription to return to braces and refused to make the appointment. I had a few falls that increased in fewquency over the next couple of years. I was tripping over the lines in a parking lot. I was fortunate not to break something, but it was just a matter of time. I was then fitted in early 2002 with the two AFO's ordered earlier. I did not want to return what I had left behind when I was 16 years old. They pick up my toes and the falls have all but disappeared. They have kept me mobile and now I know how foolish I was not to do it earlier. Ted