I believe my parents lied to me (and those in my community) - because they did not want people to know I had recovered from polio! I believe they were ashamed and were frightened of the possibility of exposing others. Could this have happened to you as well? I was about 4 1/2 years old at the time and remember some of the frightening experience (partially in coma).  Now I am 62 and suffer from post polio syndrome.  Is there a support group for PPS in Arizona?  Not many people understand. If you live in Arizona and would like to chat - please let me know.  Thank you.