Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here's Dad's polio leg brace ... one I think he borrowed from Franklin Roosevelt when they were at Warm Springs.
I am sitting in the Barnes and Nobles, home again to take my shift helping Mom recover from her back injury and give my brother and sisnlaw a well deserved break from the same.
This weekend is the end of the semester both at my bricks and mortar school and for my virtual school students, so it's a tough time to be in a "no internet" house. In the lulls of caregiving, I dash out to McDonalds or B&N to access the net, check on my virtual school students who are desperately submitting last minute assignments and if time and battery allows ... get a post up so you know I am still here on the 3rd rock from the sun.
I'm also spending some time seeking info on Post-Polio Support Groups, Polio Orthotics, and resources available to polio survivors of " a certain age". (Thank you bloggy friend Dani for your great tip a while back!)
My folks are not the kind to ask for help and they don't do the internet, so imagine the resources they are probably missing out on.
I found some good resources, all saved as favorites, and all to be investigated at home where I can plug in and not be bothered by laptop battery symbols flashing ominously.
In a weak attempt to get at least a bit of Florida nature attached to this venting post, I present you with a picture of strong knees that need no bracing.
Posted by R.Powers at 8:29 PM