If you had polio and are living with the after effects now called Post-Polio Syndrome or are a victim of any other chronic illness, the question that needs answering is not what is wrong with me, but how do I live with the hard-to-handle effects of my condition in order to enjoy the best quality of life possible. Answers don’t come on lists, or appear on the internet. The rules of living are different for each individual. Physical therapy has a serious function in the treatment of debilitating issues and finding a therapist that suits you is vital. A therapist is an expert at establishing suitable rehabilitative exercises and in addition can prescribe and instruct the patient on use of assistive equipment such as canes, walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs. Post-Polio syndrome is tricky. As the patient ages, the therapist will establish a consistent program for exercise, so as not to overtax the already overworked muscles, but at the same time continue to conserve and sustain strength throughout the body. A trial and error approach should be applied to each individual. In 2001, Julie K. Silver, M.D. published an enlightening book called Post-Polio Syndrome A Guide for Polio Survivors and Their Families. I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering with Post-Polio Syndrome or to anyone who might be working with someone with this condition for the first time. Insight into various treatments and their benefits to the survivors can be useful, but it takes a special therapist who can walk the fine line Post-Polio Syndrome requires.
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A new year full of promise awaits everyone. My newest book that came out in April 2015, One Step from Normal, is available to anyone who expresses interest. Contact me through my website and I will let you know how to purchase a signed copy or order it online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. During the next few months, I will be using this blog to discuss Polio experiences and how to approach aging with the effects of what is called, Post Polio Syndrome. Please comment and share my posts with anyone who you think might be interested. Also please don’t forget my other books set during the American Revolution, Musket and Mobcap and Summer of Red Rain. I would be happy to give programs to classrooms and schools who are interested in author visits.
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If you are still looking for last minute gifts, stop in to either store and pick up one of my books. You can also find them in Millbrook, at the Merritt Bookstore, and at Locust Grove. Happy Holidays and happy hunting for the books.
If you need a gift for your teacher’s classroom, why not consider buying Musket and Mobcap or Summer of Red Rain. Both of these novels for middle-grade readers are set during the American Revolution. Contact me via my website or stop into Craftsmen by Design at the Poughkeepsie Mall on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, NY. If you are out of state, check Amazon or Barnes and Noble on line. You can have them shipped right away. I’ll be looking for your order.
Here I am selling and signing my books at the Poughkeepsie Mall Craft Fair. Thank Tammy Scotti who took the picture.
I send a big thank you to all of my customers at Tammy’s Shopping Party, yesterday. I had a wonderful time, met some great people, and enjoyed a super day. Glad everyone liked my chocolate chip cookies too! It’s been a long time since I’ve made them. Thank you, Tammy, for all your hard work to make this day a success. Hope to see everyone on November 21 at the Poughkeepsie Mall (the one with JoAnns) for the craft fair.
Fall is here and activities abound, but take a minute to visit Craftsmen by Design where you will find copies of my three books. Does your child need a book for a book report or is your child studying the American Revolution? Stop in this weekend and check out the store. For those who are unsure of its location, Craftsmen by Design is located in the Poughkeepsie Plaza where you’ll find Joann’s and many other unique stores.
Teachers, Parents and other educators: Are you looking for a book to read set during the American Revolution? Look no further. My two books, Musket and Mobcap, and Summer of Red Rain will fill the bill. I am willing to come to your classroom and give a presentation either locally or by Skype. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
If you are looking for summer reading for your middle grade child, you can find Musket and Mobcap and Summer of Red Rain at Locust Grove and Craftsmen by Design in Poughkeepsie, NY. My newest book, One Step from Normal, is also in both places. Stop by and take a look.
If you are interested in touring the homestead, having me sign a book, or would like to have a look at my newest book, One Step from Normal, stop by the museum today between 1PM and4PM. I will be there dressed in 18th century dress. I look forward to meeting you.← Older posts Newer posts →