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57. I had polio when I was 3 or 4
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  -Have you ever met a polio survivor? hedgehog  May-02-10 01:49 PM   #0 
  - Yes, a guy I went to college with.  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-02-10 01:52 PM   #1 
  - If you don't mind - can you give us your age? I'm thinking  hedgehog   May-02-10 01:58 PM   #9 
     - A lady never reveals her age...  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-02-10 02:03 PM   #17 
     - That's nonsense.... I grew up in Los Alamos, and being a governement town of scientists,  bobbolink   May-02-10 02:08 PM   #22 
     - The theory seems to be that if you're exposed when very young,  hedgehog   May-02-10 02:13 PM   #30 
     - Since in those days there wasn't much that people could do, I think it was a case of making  bobbolink   May-02-10 02:20 PM   #38 
     - It was BECAUSE of sanitation, not the lack of it  GoCubsGo   May-03-10 07:13 AM   #139 
     - My understanding is that the epidemic was caused by  TexasProgresive   May-02-10 02:56 PM   #55 
        - That sounds plausible, until you consider that while the disease was decribed and  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:20 PM   #93 
           - It's not that polio was unknown just that a combination of  TexasProgresive   May-02-10 08:55 PM   #116 
  - Met them, went to school with them, worked with them. What a  rzemanfl   May-02-10 01:54 PM   #2 
  - Yes...  kentuck   May-02-10 01:55 PM   #3 
  - Best friend's Dad  BeatleBoot   May-02-10 01:55 PM   #4 
  - I was born in 52 and I knew a couple of guy who had a limp from polio.  elocs   May-02-10 01:55 PM   #5 
  - Yes two that I know of.  peace13   May-02-10 01:56 PM   #6 
  - My grandmother was a survivor.  stevedeshazer   May-02-10 01:56 PM   #7 
  - My Grandmother was one  underseasurveyor   May-02-10 01:57 PM   #8 
  - My former mother-in-law.  watrwefitinfor   May-02-10 01:58 PM   #10 
  - Had several in my family. Nt  xchrom   May-02-10 02:00 PM   #11 
  - Had several in my family. Nt  xchrom   May-02-10 02:00 PM   #12 
  - Yes, my mother.  crim son   May-02-10 02:00 PM   #13 
  - My 4th grade teacher back in the early 70's.  Iggo   May-02-10 02:01 PM   #14 
  - A few.  CC   May-02-10 02:01 PM   #15 
  - She probably had post-polio syndrome. They only identified it later in life with the survivors. nt  Hekate   May-02-10 02:52 PM   #52 
  - I know OF one - Joani Mitchell.  old mark   May-02-10 02:02 PM   #16 
  - I forgot about this... yes, it had a large effect on Joni Mitchell.  bobbolink   May-02-10 02:10 PM   #25 
  - Mia Farrow had it, too  kskiska   May-03-10 03:20 PM   #146 
  - Every time I look in the mirror  Warpy   May-02-10 02:03 PM   #18 
  - I think there are actually three types of polio virus, so your mother  hedgehog   May-02-10 02:09 PM   #23 
  - Yes, one of my childhood classmates.  foxfeet   May-02-10 02:03 PM   #19 
  - When the Sabin vaccine came around, the "publics" went to the public school  hedgehog   May-02-10 02:07 PM   #21 
  - Several.  madamesilverspurs   May-02-10 02:04 PM   #20 
  - Yes, a fellow student in college  FarCenter   May-02-10 02:10 PM   #24 
  - My dad  tammywammy   May-02-10 02:10 PM   #26 
  - Yes, my uncle Arthur. He had the best private care money could buy.  Walk away   May-02-10 02:10 PM   #27 
  - Yes, a neighbor, probably born around 1950-52.  Gormy Cuss   May-02-10 02:12 PM   #28 
  - I used to work with one, and know one from my favorite bar  slackmaster   May-02-10 02:13 PM   #29 
  - When i was a kid in the 70's there were a whole lot of people with leg braces  slampoet   May-02-10 02:14 PM   #31 
  - Yes, there were some polio survivors among my classmates in college  Lydia Leftcoast   May-02-10 02:15 PM   #32 
  - Dozens  Dogmudgeon   May-02-10 02:15 PM   #33 
  - Known and know several  madokie   May-02-10 02:15 PM   #34 
  - I worked with an older female nurse who had post polio syndrome  hlthe2b   May-02-10 02:15 PM   #35 
  - Your experience in India is another hint that good sanitation  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:23 PM   #95 
  - Martha Mason wrote her memoir, "Breath"  Stardust   May-02-10 11:22 PM   #126 
  - My camp counselor when I was a kid had had polio.  bobbolink   May-02-10 02:17 PM   #36 
  - Yes, I knew kids with polio when I was young,  Blue_In_AK   May-02-10 02:17 PM   #37 
  - I was raised by one  Birthmark   May-02-10 02:25 PM   #39 
  - Yes, a man I worked with had a withered right arm from polio  distantearlywarning   May-02-10 02:27 PM   #40 
  - No, but I had a cousin who died from it  DebbieCDC   May-02-10 02:28 PM   #41 
  - Yes. My aunt.  Warren DeMontague   May-02-10 02:29 PM   #42 
  - My little sis had polio.....I think she was about three and I was five..  Tippy   May-02-10 02:30 PM   #43 
  - It would be very intersting to be able to go back and find out if the  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:25 PM   #98 
     - Some people have stronger immune systems. When my bro and I had our first smallpox vax...  Hekate   May-02-10 11:04 PM   #124 
     - My memory is not as good as it once was....But I believe  Tippy   May-03-10 06:59 AM   #136 
  - my aunt  Enrique   May-02-10 02:30 PM   #44 
  - My best friend in high school and college survived polio  Stinky The Clown   May-02-10 02:30 PM   #45 
  - Mrs. Handrich, my third grade teacher  phaseolus   May-02-10 02:33 PM   #46 
  - My brother had polio at 4yrs of age  katmondoo   May-02-10 02:34 PM   #47 
  - I know several  wellstone dem   May-02-10 02:34 PM   #48 
  - Yes, He was an older man, born in the 1920s.  enlightenment   May-02-10 02:41 PM   #49 
  - There were always a few in every school with heavy braces and crutches. They had to be able to...  Hekate   May-02-10 02:44 PM   #50 
  - I've been surprised at the responses - I always had the notion that while terrifying, polio was  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:27 PM   #99 
     - naw, "not back" then it wasn't  Skittles   May-02-10 11:29 PM   #130 
  - My better-half had polio at nine months, leaving her right shoulder totally paralyzed.  indepat   May-02-10 02:44 PM   #51 
  - That sounds like a description of post polio syndrome.  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:29 PM   #100 
     - One of most severe cases doctors at the NIH had ever seen when she was there in the early '90s  indepat   May-03-10 03:11 PM   #144 
  - Not that I've ever met him, but Itzhak Perlman.....  frebrd   May-02-10 02:54 PM   #53 
  - Another fairly well-known survivor: Tenley Albright, fhe champion figure skater  Berry Cool   May-02-10 10:36 PM   #121 
  - My mother is a polio survivor. Also breast cancer and many other maladies.  NYC_SKP   May-02-10 02:55 PM   #54 
  - yes, my stepfather. got it as an adult. walked with a slight limp & had one slightly  Hannah Bell   May-02-10 02:57 PM   #56 
  - I had polio when I was 3 or 4  Synicus Maximus   May-02-10 02:58 PM   #57 
  - I have cared for several with Post-Polio syndrome  w8liftinglady   May-02-10 02:58 PM   #58 
  - Thanks for that. That must have been what my mother had.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-02-10 07:40 PM   #105 
  - I've had a number of post polio claimants over the years.  hollowdweller   May-02-10 08:05 PM   #110 
  - I was born in '54  canetoad   May-02-10 03:03 PM   #59 
  - My father.  frustrated_lefty   May-02-10 03:16 PM   #60 
  - "I think like any good parents would do"  PassingFair   May-02-10 03:28 PM   #65 
     - Umm...I'm not defending the church.  frustrated_lefty   May-02-10 07:33 PM   #104 
  - Yes, my uncle.  Zoeisright   May-02-10 03:18 PM   #61 
  - My Mother had infantile paraylsis(polio) at 3 yrs old, very early 1920's.  Blue Diadem   May-02-10 03:20 PM   #62 
  - My youngest sister...  laylah   May-02-10 03:24 PM   #63 
  - My cousin Henry is a survivor  RockaFowler   May-02-10 03:27 PM   #64 
  - Alan Alda is a polio survivor. So is Frank Schaeffer  Love Bug   May-02-10 03:36 PM   #66 
  - Wasn't Dinah Shore also a polio survivor? nt  Captain Hilts   May-02-10 04:04 PM   #74 
  - My paternal grandfather's fourth wife - a feisty old lady from Texas  haele   May-02-10 03:37 PM   #67 
  - My grandmother was born in 1896 and had polio when she was two.  Jane Austin   May-02-10 03:37 PM   #68 
  - My Aunt is a polio survivor. Thankfully she was just left with a  polly7   May-02-10 03:49 PM   #69 
  - Yes. One of my 7th grade teachers. nt  LWolf   May-02-10 03:50 PM   #70 
  - When I was a child there was a kid down the street who wore leg braces  pipi_k   May-02-10 03:55 PM   #71 
  - My great-aunt's younger brother n/t  freeplessinseattle   May-02-10 03:57 PM   #72 
  - Mitch McConnell is one. nt  Captain Hilts   May-02-10 04:04 PM   #73 
  - Many times during the 1950s there would be a couple of kids  Obamanaut   May-02-10 04:06 PM   #75 
  - yes  quaker bill   May-02-10 04:09 PM   #76 
  - I had a great uncle who survived polio, one of the sisters did not  HillbillyBob   May-02-10 04:17 PM   #77 
  - I had polio from the 1954 epidemic  Submariner   May-02-10 04:20 PM   #78 
  - For those interested, PBS documentary "The Polio Crusade" is available to watch online:  Garbo 2004   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #79 
  - Wow! What a great link. Thanks.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-02-10 08:55 PM   #115 
  - Yes  Oilwellian   May-02-10 05:22 PM   #80 
  - My cousin is a survivor.  aikoaiko   May-02-10 05:48 PM   #81 
  - My aunt  demtenjeep   May-02-10 05:49 PM   #82 
  - My 48-year-old cousin is a polio survivor.  DailyGrind51   May-02-10 05:49 PM   #83 
  - Wow, that is a very young age for being a polio survivor.  sufrommich   May-03-10 07:10 AM   #138 
     - I'm not sure, I just know that one of his legs is under-developed and he has a speech impediment,  DailyGrind51   May-03-10 04:28 PM   #149 
  - My father.  KittyWampus   May-02-10 06:10 PM   #84 
  - Me, I'm 58  Philosoraptor   May-02-10 06:18 PM   #85 
  - They wear funny hats and ride silly little cars in parades,  hedgehog   May-02-10 07:33 PM   #103 
  - No, I never met one.  sakabatou   May-02-10 06:20 PM   #86 
  - Growing up, I met plenty from my parents' generation  struggle4progress   May-02-10 06:24 PM   #87 
  - Please remember the one important fact about polio.... Salk did NOT patent his vaccine!  bobbolink   May-02-10 06:59 PM   #88 
  - Interesting! Thanks or that tidbit.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-02-10 07:32 PM   #102 
  - I've worked with this one:  MilesColtrane   May-02-10 07:01 PM   #89 
  - Yes, a friends wife who is around 60..  undeterred   May-02-10 07:02 PM   #90 
  - yes. one of my German teachers in elementary school  nickinSTL   May-02-10 07:06 PM   #91 
  - Polio was far too common when I was a child, I knew kids who got it.  ThomWV   May-02-10 07:17 PM   #92 
  - My neighbor is a polio survivor  merh   May-02-10 07:20 PM   #94 
  - My mother, when she was in her early teens.  MrsMatt   May-02-10 07:23 PM   #96 
  - Yep... took care of many of them who progress from depending on an iron lung.  MrMickeysMom   May-02-10 07:24 PM   #97 
  - Yes  blogslut   May-02-10 07:30 PM   #101 
  - Yes, I knew 2 people that were close to me  goclark   May-02-10 07:56 PM   #106 
  - My mom's cousin Jan.  Starry Messenger   May-02-10 07:59 PM   #107 
  - Yes, a childhood playmate up my street.  WinkyDink   May-02-10 08:01 PM   #108 
  - A Co Worker who was in our QA Unit  hollowdweller   May-02-10 08:02 PM   #109 
  - Yes  Angry Dragon   May-02-10 08:10 PM   #111 
  - One of my aunts  havocmom   May-02-10 08:11 PM   #112 
  - The valdictorian of my high school class was a polio victim  csziggy   May-02-10 08:16 PM   #113 
  - I have a second cousin on my mother's side who had it  AwakeAtLast   May-02-10 08:43 PM   #114 
  - My high school history teacher. walked with braces  Liberal_in_LA   May-02-10 08:58 PM   #117 
  - I worked for one once.  Berry Cool   May-02-10 10:24 PM   #118 
  - My first wife's mom...  sendero   May-02-10 10:29 PM   #119 
  - My friend Jean is a polio survivor  AnnieBW   May-02-10 10:32 PM   #120 
  - 1989 a 12yo in India. Father said vaccines not properly refrigerated.  Festivito   May-02-10 10:39 PM   #122 
  - I used to regularly visit people in a polio hospital, this was 1990 in Argentina.  Common Sense Party   May-02-10 10:51 PM   #123 
  - My grandfather. He never wore shorts because one leg was much shorter  ScreamingMeemie   May-02-10 11:10 PM   #125 
  - My father.  kristopher   May-02-10 11:24 PM   #127 
  - Yes, two of my really old patients  nadinbrzezinski   May-02-10 11:25 PM   #128 
  - My mom had a very mild case of polio when she was a kid in the 50s.  bamacrat   May-02-10 11:26 PM   #129 
  - Yes. My downstairs neighbor has, as he says,  Luminous Animal   May-02-10 11:44 PM   #131 
  - My husband's father. He contracted polio while in the  LibDemAlways   May-02-10 11:52 PM   #132 
  - My mother.  lostnfound   May-03-10 01:31 AM   #133 
  - Had a great aunt who was wheelchair bound from polio- the woman  JCMach1   May-03-10 02:26 AM   #134 
  - In my neighborhood in the mid 50s just a few years before the Salk vaccine, three kids had polio  diane in sf   May-03-10 03:39 AM   #135 
  - My Uncle Did  NeedleCast   May-03-10 07:05 AM   #137 
  - 3rd Grade Teacher in the 70's  Bettie   May-03-10 07:15 AM   #140 
  - Yes. One of my best friends had it as a child  TZ   May-03-10 07:58 AM   #141 
  - A grad student  drmeow   May-03-10 12:00 PM   #142 
  - Yes, I have, ....  MicaelS   May-03-10 12:05 PM   #143 
  - My dad survived polio.  geardaddy   May-03-10 03:12 PM   #145 
  - My closest female friend.  Lorien   May-03-10 03:25 PM   #147 
  - Yes. A former co-worker.  AngryOldDem   May-03-10 03:45 PM   #148 
  - My Dad.  Horse with no Name   May-03-10 04:48 PM   #150 
  - When I thought "what an odd question",  Old Troop   May-03-10 05:18 PM   #151 
  - Joni Mitchell is a polio survivor. Dated a polio survivor. Sweet gal. Hope she  alfredo   May-03-10 05:20 PM   #152 
 

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