I am a 45-year-old mother and was previously a truck driver. Before I had the COVID vaccination I was easy going, worked a lot, enjoyed hanging out in the garden and had a simple and easy life. I was healthy other than having asthma.
From the very start, I did not want to get the vaccine. I did my research and did not trust it. I was not interested in being in a global experiment. I’m not totally anti-vaccine, but when I say no, I mean it. I kept avoiding it at work, but my boss was pressuring me a lot and he said if I didn’t get it, I couldn’t work.
I told my doctor that I didn’t want the vaccine as my gut said it’s not safe. The doctor said he couldn’t help me as his ‘hands are tied’. I held out as long as I could, but my shifts kept getting reduced as the mandates were in and I couldn’t attend most sites. I was still refusing to do it, and my boss offered me double pay for a week to go and get the vaccine. I was losing a lot of money and falling behind on my bills and rent. I had to keep my job to put food on the table. I’m a single mum and I couldn’t afford not to work. In the end I couldn’t survive financially any longer, so on 9 October 2021, I had the Pfizer vaccine in my right arm.
Within half an hour I felt like I had something huge stuck in my throat. I could hardly swallow or breathe. I started itching and it wouldn’t stop. I scratched all night. From head to toe, I was scratching and coughing all the next day, and had a shower to try and stop the itch. I started work at 7am and had no energy. It took me 45 minutes to unhook the truck, a task that usually takes 10 mins. I was so fatigued I could barely do it. Then my leg started spasming when I tried to get out of the truck and my arms started rotating like they were trying to fly. I thought I was dying. It was so painful and terrifying that I actually wanted to die.
Work called an ambulance and got the defibrillator out. The ambulance tried to help but I was having spasms so extreme that I accidentally hit the paramedic. I didn’t know what was going on but thought that maybe I was having a stroke. They gave me medication, but it made the symptoms worse. The ambulance took me to hospital and ran blood tests. They came back as normal saying it was all from stress. They found marijuana in my system and said rudely I was a drug addict, then sent me home. Just before that they asked if I’d been vaccinated for COVID and I said yes, less than 12 hours ago. When they heard that, they got me out of there quicker than lightning.
I went home in a taxi, having massive spasms and in distress. I couldn’t walk properly and couldn’t talk. My daughter nearly died when she saw me. She was so upset that I had the vaccine and that it had done this to me. I had 36 hours of continuous spasms.
The next day I went to my local doctor who I have seen for many years. He nearly fell through the floor when he saw me. However, he said there’s nothing wrong with me and said my symptoms are from stress. He did an ECG and it showed nothing. I wasn’t happy with that – clearly something major was wrong with me. I asked him for a specialist referral, but he said no. I was so upset and went home.
A friend found a man who does laser therapy and I saw him for treatments. He said I also need medical help and sent me to St John of God Hospital. I was still having spasms, but they sent me home too.
I had been to the hospital six times and received no help. A couple weeks later, I was not going well and went to Geelong Hospital again. They agreed to do an MRI. The MRI results showed that I had three clots and seven legions and masses on my brain.
I have a stutter now and have developed a habit of picking. My skin feels like it is crawling, my body spasms a lot, I have tremors, twitches (entire body) stuttering, brain fog, some days I can’t breathe walk or talk, hot and cold sweats and I can’t keep food down. I had black diarrhoea, and excessive weight loss – I have lost 20 kg. I also have extreme fatigue, migraines, and chest pains.
I had to quit work as I have so many symptoms and the spasms are frequent. I have no family; it is literally just me and my daughter. As I couldn’t work, I couldn’t pay my rent and was evicted. We ended up homeless, living on the streets out of the car with my daughter for six months. I have a place now, thank goodness.
I used to enjoy working but had to apply for jobseeker, which is not fun. They are trying to make me work, but my injuries are difficult to live with and no doctors are giving me help. I really don’t trust doctors to tell the truth, after I was told it was safe and now they are all gaslighting me.
All of the medical professionals I saw were rude. There was no compassion and no empathy. I was laying in the bed having body spasms and they didn’t care. Where has the humanity gone?
I haven’t had an official diagnosis, and no one has admitted it is COVID vaccine related. I knew straight away though. It was very obvious – I went from being fine and working to having the vaccine and almost instantly, having a severe reaction.
I have reported my injuries to the TGA and ATAGI. I take Telfast everyday otherwise my throat swells up. If I don’t, I choke and feel like I’m dying. I also take two Advill to help with the pain. Other than that, I am using natural ways to heal – reconnecting to nature, reconnecting with myself, laser treatment and mint. I have slowed down a lot and re-evaluated my life and appreciate the little gems and the simple life. We only get one life – we need to make the most of it.
I don’t go out much now because I spasm and people look at me. I look anorexic because I can’t keep food down. Overall, my quality of life is gone. My whole life has changed. I couldn’t even make a coffee or shower and I also used to sometimes wet myself. I couldn’t move and my daughter would have to help me.
A year on, it feels to me like I have mini strokes. My body throws itself into convulsions, I have extreme brain fog, I can’t recall words, I am still itchy and still spasm. Overall, I would say I have improved a lot since last year when I had the vaccination. The pain is still there from the spasms and it hurts all day long as I have lots of spasms in my neck and it burns and hurts so much. I think I have seen improvement over the year from pure determination – I wasn’t going to let it beat me.
However, only last week things went really bad again and I ended up in hospital. This video is what I have been experiencing lately, and again the hospital sent me home. My daughter had to quickly grow up because she had to see me go through so much. She has noted my mood swings – I go from being happy to yelling, sometimes throwing things and then go into a depressive episode. Sometimes I have wanted to kill myself. I am so sad that my daughter had to see me like this. She said that seeing me like that was very hard and she wasn’t able to cope. I feel so sad about that.
I originally wanted to share my story because I wanted people to see what is happening to us. I didn’t want my daughter or other kids to have the vaccine and possibly end up like me. The other reason is the government is lying to everyone. There are scores of people experiencing severe adverse events after the COVID vaccine. I wanted to share my story because we are being silenced so much. The truth needs to be heard. My biggest regret is saying yes to the vaccine. It’s inhumane to leave a human to die and stand back and watch. People need to know, if you get injured you lose almost everything.
Just say no. It will save your life. This vaccine has cost us more than enough. Every day I live in fear that we will end up back on the streets.