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Post-polio

slvtd at cc.usu.edu slvtd at cc.usu.edu
Fri Dec 2 18:52:57 EST 1994


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
few weeks.

The scariest part of this is that she is experiencing increased difficulty
in swallowing.

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
farrell at spillman.com
slvtd at cc.usu.edu




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