A BALANCED WAY OF LIVING
Vicki McKenna's wonderful book is an "inside out" way of thinking about and managing PPS. Her practical strategies and holistic approach encourages even Type A polio survivors to slow down and listen to what their bodies, hearts - and even souls - are telling them: "Do for yourself as you have been doing for others." A Balanced Way Of Living is unusual because it includes dietary, natural and alternative therapies for PPS plus a unique Eastern view that outlines meditation, breathing and yoga as PPS treatments. The book is clearly and sympathetically written by a polio survivor who is also a acupuncture therapist and includes many case studies. By following McKenna's strategies, polio survivors cannot help but feel better, inside and out. More / Purchase
POLIO SURVIVORS HANDBOOK
THE POLIO SURVIVORS HANDBOOK, given to all Post-Polio Institute patients, contains the research-based and time-tested protocol that has been found to successfully treat Post-Polio Sequelae. But this "home version" of the HANDBOOK has been rewritten to educate you, your local doctor and therapists so that you can receive the same customized treatment for PPS close to your home that you would receive at The Post-Polio Institute.
The HANDBOOK explains the causes of PPS symptoms: fatigue, muscle weakness, pain, sleep disorders, cold intolerance and heightened sensitivity to pain and anesthesia. Then, the HANDBOOK helps you to identify and avoid PPS symptom "triggers" and describes a combination of energy conservation, diet, assistive devices, stress and pain management -- BUT NOT EXERCISE -- that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of PPS, helping you to substitute the old “Use it or Lose it” philosophy for a new “Conserve to Preserve” lifestyle that reduces fatigue, muscle weakness, pain and stress. More / Purchase
It's 1953 and at sixteen, Scottish émigré Tim McClellan is Utah's Western Regional Junior Tennis Champion…and a remarkably gifted trumpet player. Tim's goal isn't a professional tennis career but to play with one of the world's finest symphonies. But first, he wants to fulfill a childhood dream: to be one of the two fanfare trumpeters at the upcoming Edinburgh Festival Military Tattoo.
Tim's plans are derailed by a severe attack of polio, leaving him with more to overcome than just physical paralysis. The McClellan clan questions whether Tim can overcome a potentially more disabling nemesis: Bitterness.
Based on the author's own experience, BITTERSWEET is a warmly drawn and detailed portrait of facing an unforgiving foe by staring down fear with the help and support of caring friends and family, a father’s wisdom and the sweet love of a young woman. More / Purchase
Hot Water, Orange Juice 'n' Kids...
"Millie's writing? In a word, spectacular! In eight words: incredibly insightful, wonderfully witty, marvelously moving, fabulously funny."
Dr. Richard L. Bruno
Chairperson, International Post-Polio Task Force
Hot Water, Orange Juice 'n' Kids is the long-awaited collection of Millie Malone Lill's columns from "Gleanings," the newsletter of the Nebraska Polio Survivors Association, and "Polio Perspectives," her online newsletter. Lill's unique insights about life and about disability are mixed with humor and great wit, the spoonsful of sugar that help the medicine go down with a laugh, a knowing nod and the occasional tear. More / Purchase
How to STOP Being Vampire Bait:
Your Personal Stress Annihilation Program
AREN'T YOU TIRED OF BEING TIRED, OVERWORKED
and STRESSED OUT?
ISN'T IT TIME TO GET THE VAMPIRES OFF YOUR NECK?
Dr. Richard Bruno, the world's expert on STRESS and Post-Polio Sequelae, teaches you not merely to manage but actually to annihilate STRESS with his new e-book, How to STOP Being Vampire Bait: Your Personal Stress Annihilation Program. More / Purchase
"The Two Breath Time Out"
Guided Relaxation MP3 to Accompany
How to Stop Being Vampire Bait
Maureen McGovern, two-time Grammy and Tony Award nominee and founder of the "Works Of Heart Project for Music and Healing," has recorded something special for everyone who wants to annihilate stress. Maureen's soothing voice guides you through Dr. Richard Bruno's relaxation exercise, "The Two Breath Time Out," from How to Stop Being Vampire Bait .
"A witty and winding thriller that keeps you guessing until the last page, Crocodile Tears' plot might be tomorrow's 'New York Times' headline."
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Welcome to the sweltering summer of 2016. Thanks to the disintegration of Iraq and a unified O.P.E.C., oil is more than $250 a barrel. Americans can't afford the electricity to turn on their air conditioners nor gas to drive to the beach. And what is Otis K. Freeman, America's first black president, doing about this? He's sweating the loss of Democratic primaries to the stern, tough-as-nails Wilhelmina "Wild Blue Willie" Edmund, Speaker of the House, former B-2 bomber pilot and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, campaigning to end America's dependence on foreign oil through conservation. More / Purchase
Robbie Pancrazio is out-of-work and arguably going out of his mind. After writing Tony Award-winning books and
lyrics for Broadway musicals, Robbie can't get a job. Why? New York's theaters are being occupied by the British,
or at least one British composer's "soap operas with one catchy song," the latest being "Eva," a singing and
dancing portrait of Hitler's mistress. Adding insult to Robbie's professional injuries is "Mikey Moose," America's
first cartoon icon. "The Moose," once a respected creator of animated children's films and theme parks, rebuilt Broadway
and perpetually fills their theaters with fulsome musical productions based on its own films. So, an unemployed Robbie
smokes and smolders, drinks and rages, develops ticks and hears "The RumDums," sounds in his head like muffled voices
that he can't quite make out.
Just when his career, his sanity and the American musical theater all seem lost, Robbie is called by Stephen Sender, the dean of Broadway composers. No longer able to write lyrics because of a stroke, Sender asks Robbie to join him in creating "a real Broadway musical to lampoon the British hack and 'The Moose'." Robbie writes a show to Sender's specifications, only to have Sender discard it. More / Purchase
THE POLIO PARADOX
Uncovering the Hidden History of Polio to Understand and Treat "Post-Polio Syndrome" and Chronic Fatigue, by Dr. Richard L. Bruno was published in June 2002 by Warner Books.
This 340 page book is devoted to the enlightenment and empowerment of patients having some eleven interconnected chronic neurological and related disabilities, ranging from post polio sequelae, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other chronic pain and fatigue syndromes. Purchase through Amazon.com