1 Apr 2010

Post-Polio Syndrome

From Nine To Noon, 9:31 am on 1 April 2010

President of the Post-Polio Society Edith Morris contracted polio when she was a baby. After years in institutions, Edith eventually became strong enough to walk with the help of leg braces and crutches - she put polio behind her and moved on with her life: marriage, children and a career. Many years later her weakened muscles rebelled and the pain returned in what's known as post-polio syndrome, which affects some poliomylelitis survivors years after they've recovered from the initial acute attack. We also speak to former Labour MP and Polio survivor JB Munro.