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Old 03-11-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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future of polio

I have polio in my left leg since i was 2.5 yrs old and now i am 24
As i walk with tilted posture, there will be effect on my body due to this walking.
I mean the body whole organ will also be shifted a bit to left side(especially stomach organs).
Can anyone tell me wat are its effect on future.What will be most suspectable disease/side effects found in the polio suffering people after 40s of their age??
One more thing I wear a calliper in my legt leg frm bottom to knee.and the calliper is made of plastic(very hard),In a day i wear it for 15hrs.What are the side effects on my skin and any chance of disease and wat is the remedy.

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Old 03-12-2005, 09:11 PM   #2
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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!

Old 04-21-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: future of polio

At one time, my doctor diagnosed my hip pain as arthritis. At the time, I was experiencing symptoms of post-polio but did not yet have that diagnosis -- my doctor knew nothing about it. Later, when I was diagnosed by a post-polio specialist, he told me I did not have arthritis in my hips, that it was bursitis, something that is very common in those suffering post-polio syndrome.

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