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Old 02-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
crystal 33
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my dad ran a fever from polio when he was small. my aunt also contacted polio and become paralized from the waist down. he is now 63 years old and suffers from neck pain back pain and very bad pain in his legs. some days he just cant walk it hurts so bad. could he have pp from just running the fever and not showing any other signs at his young age.

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Old 02-16-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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Crystal - There was Nonparalytic Polio - that kids had where they ran a fever and were very sick- alot of them ended up in hospital back in the 40's & 50's.

They have proven that non-paralytic Polio Survivors also can get PPS- so I am no doctor but I bet alot of the symptoms your dad has, stems from the Polio when he was a kid... We all just pushed our bodies to the limit, not knowing the damage Polio already had done.. It is a shame but that is what makes us Polio Survivors- and now with alot of us that have PPS we can still keep going- just have to listen to what our body is telling us and rest more and pace.

If it causes pain, weakness or fatique "Don't do it or do much less" - Our bodies have aged faster than the normal persons... So hopefully this will help your dad... My advice is read all you can on Polio and the after affects- Knowledge is Golden and it could help the progression of PPS.

Hugs to you Janet

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