My mother had polio 55 years ago as a little girl. Her only remaining
symptom was a slight difficulty in swallowing. Just recently she has
been having troubles with her neck. While looking down, she has a hard
time holding up her head (causing her head and neck to droop way down).
There is a similar effect when she has been bending down (to wash the tub
or something). It is utter pain to stand back up.
These are the result of a significant and discernible change in the last
The scariest part of this is that she is experiencing increased difficulty
My request is for information. Are there polio or post-polio newsgroups or
support-groups out there? What are the best sources for information on
postpolio? Any comments or contacts are appreciated.
farrell at spillman.comslvtd at cc.usu.edu