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Accessible Gardening: Are There Any Polio or Post Polio Syndrome People Here?

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Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 7, 2006
7:56 PM

Post #2701027

Hi ----- I am suffering with PPS a much latter aftereffect of childhood polio that normally strikes in our golden years. At a time in life when we are to finally enjoy life this cursed illness strikes. At first it weakens the good muscles that have been getting me through the days of my life. Now it is getting to my entire body with severe muscle pain that de-mobilizes me and makes me take heavy meds to ease the pain so that I may function. I feel as though I am 7yrs old again with the dreaded virus as I am suffering the same effects. Pain and muscle weakness. As a result of this I will be going on all the meds that I did not need any longer after losing almost 80lbs since March 8 of this year. Each med ties in with the other. Heart, anti-depressants, pain meds, anti-infamatory drugs, ulcer meds to compensate for all the meds and prevent ulcers in my stomach. A vicious chain that must not be broken but the worst of it is that I can not garden until the pain is alleviated. This is my favorite time of the year for me in So Fl as I grow beautiful tomatos in my earthboxes.

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