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Decades after recovering from polio, many aging Americans are grappling with an emergence of new pain, weakness, and fatigue. This unforeseen symphony of symptoms is a central fact of many polio survivors' lives. Wenzel A. Leff, MD, explains how polio's initial attack depleted the body's neuromuscular reserves, so that when former polio patients begin to lose cells to the natural process of aging, they find they are truly traveling without a spare. In Traveling Without A Spare: A Survivor's Guide to Navigating the Post-Polio Journey, the author draws from his own polio experience and his forty-plus-year career in Internal Medicine, to provide polio survivors - and their families, caregivers, and healthcare team - a clearer understanding of the stages and complexities of polio. This informative book will help survivors evaluate their own bodies and condition, and empower them to make the most of their remaining strength and mobility.