Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Normal life really. I worked construction, building cell towers, painting and drywall on my time off. Basically trying to be more and have more for my kids’ sake. Didn’t want them to have the childhood I did.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
Both my parents are in their 70’s and at the age and health that they needed me to be there for them. After they got vaxxed, I got mine so I could be there for them. I’m all they have.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Within 30 minutes I had intense itching on my scalp and neck and left arm where I received it. There were no visible signs until 3 days later, and that is when I became very sick and started getting sores and rashes all over my body. From head to toe…after 2 separate biopsies, I was diagnosed with lichenoid dermatitis, inverse psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, and now 8 months later, I’m suffering from pilonidal stress. I am losing my hair which won’t grow back due to scarring, and I have vision problems due to the skin and plaque that falls in my eyes, as well as the skin diseases.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
After 8 months, I’m in worse shape than I’ve ever been. I went from a somewhat athletic 255 lbs man at 46 yrs old to a 47 yr old, 210 lbs man that can barely walk to the mailbox or leave my apartment without my skin cracking or bleeding in spots. I can’t drive because of my sight, I have allergies now from all the dead skin, and I can’t work to support myself or my kids. I’ve spent every holiday alone because nobody wants to be around me, and I can’t even see my kids or my first granddaughter.