Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I’m 35 live by myself with my pug and no family. Although I was born with a mild case of Cerebral Palsy and it made me dependent on a walker, it was only mild. I used to thank God all the time that I didn’t have the issues most doctors thought I would have when I was a baby. They all said I’d be wheelchair, deaf, mentally challenged, have a speech impediment and never be able to live independently. They we so wrong! The only think I struggled with was getting around because I can’t drive but that’s been no biggie up until this point. I enjoyed my line of work helping people with what I do. I *was* a fast thinker and talker. So much so that most people (including my superiors) would tell me I should slow down. I had the emotional intelligence, thorough depth understanding and quick wits, to do whatever tasks that were presented to me well and above most. I loved cooking, playing video games, working out, playing with my pug, going on adventures with my girlfriend and I was confident in who God made me to be even on my worst days. Now, doing much or anything for too long is a struggle and I pay for it later often by not being able to do much of anything at all the next few days following.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Within 10-15 minutes after getting the vaccine I had trouble breathing and began wheezing. My mind also started to go and become foggy along with not being able to speak outside of sounding like I had a severe speech impediment. I spent 5 days in ER trying to relearn basic speech and motor skills. I suffer from weakness and constantly being tired, pains and twitches of my muscles (not CP related), I now have issues with my speech, my muscles may feel cold but my nerves feel as if they’re burning, vibration on the left side of my head wrapping all the way around the back, numbness and tingling, increased blurred vision (I wear contacts), abdominal pain, extreme sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells, dizzy spells, memory loss, heart issues, and I have no emotional reactions to things—none of my feelings are fully felt within allowing me to release them.