Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Professionally, for almost 30 years, I was a developmental biologist and project manager. I was active, happy, and perfectly healthy. I cycled to work, and for recreation. I was an accomplished alpine skier and an advanced scuba diver. We had just returned from a two-week trip hiking in the mountains prior to the vaccine injury.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
I was forced to take one of the vaccines or be fired from my job. I had expressed concern for the lack of a long term safety profile, as well as having reservations regarding the efficacy. I did not give informed consent (documented).
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Starting September 20th, 2021, and continuing today, I have constant numbness and burning sensations thought my body. Additionally, I have chronic back pain, tinnitus, and auditory disturbances. The symptoms are aggravated by exertion (mental and physical), and have increased in severity and location over 9 months. As well, my balance is impaired and my mobility is degraded. Fine motor control is impaired and causes pain, and I have difficulty with focus. As a result of the trauma and psychological injury, I also have been diagnosed with PTSD.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
My life is awful. I am disabled. My diagnosis has been met with derision. Professional associates, peers, family, and friends expressed antagonism towards the nature of my injury. My dignity and autonomy was not respected, and I was seen as charlatan and an encumbrance by my peers. Persons that espoused beliefs in diversity, equity, and inclusion seemed to be hollow, selfish bigots.