I am glad you are still around. Just talked to a friend in WI, and she has been fighting with doctors, etc, over her treatment.. They used EMG to finally diagnose her, after screwing up everything in therapy by using too much counter=resistance, and too many wrong reps of things. I will direct her here. I will check to see if she is already on Delphi.
I am 73, and was a teacher, farmed, and had babies.. My polio was mild compared to most, and I never was given any kind of therapy or anything while recovering. The 'saving grace' for me is that I was a swimmer, gearing for the Olympics, and managed to keep myself fairly mobile when I wasn't. I had surgery to removed extra bones in both feet and pull up my arches, and apparently contracted polio in the hospital. They took off the initial casts and my feet were frozen in position the casts had held them in. I had been sick for a couple of weeks, ached, hurt, ran a fever, but no one, including my grandfather who was a doctor, even thought about polio at the time. They changed their minds 4 weeks after surgery, recasted my legs (which had been planned) and told me to figure out how to walk with walking casts on both legs. I had been crawling, dragging both legs before I was in walking casts. I figured out how to maneuver on those casts, and the doctors kept adding more plaster of paris as I broke up the casts, until I was hauling 20 pounds on each leg. Turns out when I had a partial knee replacement in 03, that I had never been taught to walk correctly back then, and I walked swinging my whole leg forward. So, the therapists, who decided I needed extra weeks to relearn walking..which I did. I have, in the last 4 years, developed a curve in the lower spine. I just finished 2 months of proper therapy, doing muscle strengthening activites..10 reps normally, working on strengthening the quads, and working on flexibility including in a pool. Two months off, but a list of exercises to especially stretch the hamstrings, and maintain flexibility..and then a reevaluation. They have me to the place that much of the time I can actually finish cooking dinner without winding up draped across the counter calling my husband for help. I used to walk 4 miles a day, and now I can rarely manage to go to a small mall...unless I know where someplace to sit for two or three minutes until the back calms down.