Dealing with the fatigue and weakness of post-polio syndrome can be difficult physically and psychologically. You may need to lean on your friends and family for support. In most cases, they're probably already looking for ways to help you, and you can help them by telling them how.
You may even consider joining a support group for people with post-polio syndrome. Sometimes just talking things over with people who have similar problems enables you to better cope with the challenges at hand. You can contact Post-Polio Health International to find out about support groups in your area.
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