By Rosalie Cogger-Collins
If only the Polio Vaccine had been available in the early 1950’s my sister Gloria and I would not have suffered from having Polio and be now suffering from PPS.
Gloria had paralysis but was able to walk again due to my parents using the Sister Elizabeth Kenny massage method to get her to walk again. She has suffered for years and is now barely able to walk, however she has a great brain and has had many teaching jobs throughout her working life.
I was only diagnosed with having polio as a child 10 years ago as my breathing was getting worse and I thought I should do something about it. After having many trips to a Respiratory Specialist and Speech Therapist I was advised that it related to having Polio as a child.
My respiratory muscle is weak, I have fibrosis on my lungs, throat muscle damage and the Hypothalamus (Thermostat) in the brain was also damaged all from having polio.