Come Smile With Me

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Summary

’Life is a bowl of cherries, not all of them are ripe, and some are rotten’ The book is a short inspirational tale of the adventures and experiences of a polio survivor from the early 1950's. The bok is full of amusing anecdotes exploring the first 50 years of his eventful, and certainly not boring life. This is living life to the full in spite of a disability 'Come Smile With Me' is a short autobiography written by a Polio survivor. Peter was unfortunate to be one of the millions world wide who became infected by Polio in the early 1950's. Peter was initially totally paralyzed by the illness and in spite of his doctors reporting that he would never walk again, and probably not sit up, has gone on to live a very full life. Peter is partially disabled but this has not stopped him from participating in a wide range of activities. The chapters describe the many stages that his life has gone through up to the present day. 'Come Smile With Me' is an invitation to follow Peter's life from the traumas of the Polio virus, and how this subsequently resulted in further deterioration later in life, but also enjoy many of the numerous amusing anecdotes. The book is written in a very easy style and is both thought provoking and in many passages highly amusing.

Genre:
Other
Author:
Comesmile
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
5.0 3 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

’Life is a bowl of cherries, not all of them are ripe,

and some are rotten’

Peter Thwaites


I am a survivor of the Polio epidemic in the UK during the early 1950’s and over the past five years have been experiencing the demoralising affects of Post Polio Syndrome ( PPS )

I have written this short autobiography as a means to easing my way out of a period of particular tiredness and anxiety and was suggested by my Psychologist. I hope that it makes you smile and maybe cry, although this is definitely not my foremost intention.

Many of the episodes are drawn directly from memory at the moment of writing and so, over the passage of time, occasionally; events may be betrayed slightly differently than they should. I have, however, endeavoured to be frankly honest in my depiction of the last fifty years of my life and must stress at this point that I regret nothing. I have, for the most part thoroughly enjoyed my life and truthfully hope that there are many years and experiences still to be encountered.

Dedicated to my mum and dad, without whom I would never have survived,

thanks.

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