Vaccine Injuries – Mallory Flank

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First Dose of Moderna on 05/14/21

Norris Beach, Alberta; Canada

37 yrs old

Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I had just finished a two year contract in Yemen as rotor casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) for operations in and around the area. I was a Critical Care Paramedic and medical lead for our team. I was extremely outgoing, active, healthy, very fit (training for physique competitions) and attending medical school at night. I spend all of my off-time with my two beautiful girls, running around, playing, having crazy sleep-over parties with their friends. My girls were proud of me and were excited that I was going to become a Paediatrician.

Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?

There were several reasons: first and foremost was to protect my children as much as I could. The second was that, as a healthcare professional, I am responsible to both my patients and to myself to be a safe as possible.

Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

I had an anaphylactic reaction within 10 minutes of administration of the vaccine. Full-blown hives; hoarse voice; cough; stridor; with tongue, face, and neck swelling. I had a series of biphasic reactions followed by a dramatic increase in random things that I am now “allergic to”. To this day, I am suffering from daily anaphylactic, sometimes mast-cell attacks that generally require epinephrine. The initial reactions were nowhere in comparison to what happens now- I am just used to it.

Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

Life…there isn’t one. I have to live in a bubble. I am allergic to almost everything. My weight can fluctuate from 70-90kg in a day due to swelling and bloating. I have to wear specialized masks, use hospital-grade air purifiers in order to breathe. I haven’t been able to see or hold my children in over 9 months. My partner and I cannot have a relationship. We have lost everything- our children; our careers; our home; and are about to lose our vehicle. We have spent everything we have trying to get this controlled. I am immunocompromised but seen as an anti-vaxxer, even though I’m not one. I have been unable to get financial support; medical support; home care; etc.. I have exercise-induced anaphylaxis. I cannot paint- I am allergic to the brushes and the paints themselves. I have a severely restricted diet, but because I have difficulty swallowing, I have to puree what I eat. Even then, I still choke on it. Close your eyes for a second and imagine what it is like to have your neck, face, and tongue swell daily to the point of choking. I am in constant pain. Because of the GI issues, I cannot absorb my medication which leads to more severe reactions. < continue reading