I am a 56-year-old woman who was healthy and fit before the jab. I’ve only had your typical sporting injuries during my life. I run a business and live on a rural property. I am also a mother of twins and a grandmother.
I only received the jab because I felt peer pressure and I wanted my freedom. I didn’t want to be looking over my shoulder or be fined. I felt like I was being blackmailed by the government to take the jab and potentially be stuck at home.
I received the Pfizer jab on the 18th of September 2021 (left arm). I had no reaction and felt fine. I was automatically booked in for my second Pfizer jab, which I had on the 10th October, 2021 (left arm). By that night, a gland on my neck became swollen. It was on the opposite side of the jab site and almost looked like a boil. I brushed it aside as a horse had kicked me in the head four years ago and I just thought it was nerve damage or a weakness on the right side of my head. The next morning, I had a constant headache and I messaged my daughter to compare how she felt after her jab. She got the jab on the same day as me, but reported just feeling a bit off.
From then on, I didn’t quite feel myself, but I just tried to get over it and exercise to flush it out. The raised gland never went down, however, and I knew something wasn’t right. It was hard like a pea. Three-and-a-half weeks after the second jab, I went to the doctor as I was genuinely concerned. The doctor looked at the lump and I mentioned that the gland came up immediately after the second jab. He was very dismissive and said, “I’ve had heaps of experience with seeing this and I can tell you it’s nothing, but if you really want, I’ll book an ultrasound for you.” He kept telling me it was nothing and couldn’t get me out of the surgery quick enough.
I was angry and upset that I was dismissed, knowing full well that glands don’t just come up like that and stay swollen for that long. I had the ultrasound, and the doctor rang me and said it came back clear. I asked him if that was all he was going to do for me. He responded that that was it. I was pretty upset and I told him he didn’t care as I still had the swollen gland and it was unchanged and that it obviously wasn’t ‘clear.’ He offered to do a blood test in two weeks but again seemed uninterested. I told him not to bother and that I wouldn’t waste my time with him and would go to someone who would listen.
I then went to a female doctor. Again, when I mentioned the jab and the lump appearing immediately afterwards, I could see she had a noticeable reaction. I have noticed that doctors will not mention the jab or relate your condition to the jab. It never surfaces in the conversation again.
However, this doctor listened to me and I asked to go on strong antibiotics for five days to reduce the swelling in case it was due to an infection. She agreed, but nothing changed. I revisited the doctor and insisted that she continue testing the lump until I knew what it was. I also had blood work done and there was a small increase in my white blood cell count. I then had a needle biopsy of the lump.
On the 14th December, I received a call from the doctor’s surgery to come in and discuss my results. I had a sinking feeling and knew something had come up, as well as that they were suddenly being friendly over the phone. The doctor told me I had Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. I was devastated and felt that the world had just swallowed me up. People are telling me that it is a good thing that this jab brought on the condition now rather than later. However, I believe my immune system was coping fine and that in my eighties I may have eventually contracted this cancer.
I also have a primary Stage One cancer, not a secondary cancer – meaning that this condition came on after the jab and isn’t evidence of a pre-existing cancer. I’m not a doctor, but my own research revealed that Non-Hodgkin’s can be caused by external factors such as fertilisers and chemicals, and that a drug hypersensitivity reaction can also show up as Non-Hodgkin’s.
I am a strong woman and a fighter so I got on with it. The doctors took a core biopsy to decide the best course of treatment. Every time I went for a scan or tests, the radiologists stated that I wasn’t the only one coming in with lumps and that it was a common thing. I would mention that the lump arose after the jab to test the waters and see if there was a reaction or agreement.
After the core biopsy, the gland grew by 7mm. I then saw a haematologist who sent me on to an oncologist and I started radiation within two weeks. Again, I didn’t feel as though the jab could be mentioned and it had to be kept secret. This bothers me to this day. The radiation treatment was successful and after three months the lump has disappeared and I can’t even feel it. This week I had a PET scan, which was quite clear and we are just managing it now. I’m not on any medication at all and I just have to keep an eye on my body and occasionally visit the oncologist. I feel as though I had to push the doctors hard to get the tests done that I wanted and to get a diagnosis. My advice to others is to continue pushing for a definite answer and find a doctor who will help you. I won’t be lining up for the booster and neither will any of my family members.