Personality type will determine how one will approach the task of managing
their health care. If a person who is a polio survivor is prudent in important
things, they will hasten to complete these three basic actions.
In the last twenty years there has been extensive research with Post Polio
Syndrome patients resulting in clinics worldwide dedicated to the treatment of Post Polio Syndrome. The information
that has been gained from these studies provides effective remedial solutions
to mitigating the effects of post polio syndrome.
It is recommended that, as soon as possible, a polio survivor
should go to a post polio clinic and get an evaluation checkup. The purpose
of this checkup is to determine his current physical condition, and to establish
a "baseline" by which future visits can be compared. By noting the change
in one's condition over a period of time, and comparing this to the statistical
data collected from known polio survivors, a useful estimation of future
events can be predicted. Post Polio Doctors and Clinics
This link is to a list of Post Polio Syndrome knowledgable physians:
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There are lots of things to read about concerning Post Polio Syndrome. Medical
journals and abstracts, reports from meetings and symposiums of every kind,
theoretical speculation of the highest order and of the wildest imagination.
It's all there on the Internet, most of it. The prudent polio survivor will be interested
in this gold mine of data. It's there to be sifted and mulled until judgment
is established, and knowledge is obtained. When you have finished this little guide,
go to the Polio Quick Links section listed on the menu to the left. Jump
to the places that interest you. They will lead you, by and by, to where
you need to be.
"Networking" is the current term for the age old idea of associating
with others that have a common interest. The Internet provides at least
four ways to associate.
Use these tools, along with your browser, to collect the information
Email communicates directly with people as written correspondence.
Netnews conferences are like community bulletin boards in which
all participate. Most browser Email programs usually provide access to this Netnews
feature, and there are stand-alone programs available that have advanced
There are echo mail servers that one can join that distributes
any message sent to it by re-sending the message to everyone who has joined
that interest group. These messages are read as Email.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a way to communicate directly with people online,
live, in real time. This is a type of activity that is similar to people
setting around a table typing to each other. Check out IRC as there are
scheduled events with prominent personalities, and many less formal drop-in for a chat places.
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