My name is Matt, I’m 46 years old and I’m a happily married father of four kids. Prior to the vaccine I had no health issues, I’d lost weight and was living a very healthy, active lifestyle. I’ve been working full time as a carpenter for the last 30 years.
I was dead against the vaccine. I knew there was risk and I’ve always said, if there Is risk, there must be choice. I did my own research and found that there were a lot of people being injured. I also asked my doctor if I could still catch COVID after getting it. He responded, ‘Yes’. I also asked him if I could still pass it on after getting it and he said, ‘Yes’. I did not want a bar of it but, due to the threat of losing 80% of my income in contracts, and the fact that this was all I have known the last 30 years of my life, I thought the risk was my only option to keep a roof over my head and food on the table for my wife and kids.
I got the vaccine in my right leg on 22nd October 2021, which was around the cut off date for the mandates. Immediately I felt nothing concerning just a bit of a dead leg from the procedure. Life was as normal until a week later. I was working a physical job cleaning up storm damage and I suddenly felt tightness in my chest, shortness of breath and a squeezing stabbing pain around my heart. I kept going because I didn’t correlate the vaccine and the pain together. I just thought that I had overdone it at work.
I went home and it settled down due to my being inactive. Everything felt normal for the next couple days until I was out hunting. I was walking up a steep hill and I knew that something wasn’t right there and then. I felt severe stabbing pains in my heart, it was hard to swallow and hard to breathe. I thought I wasn’t even going to make it home. I thought it was the end of my life. I was over an hour away from home. I immediately rang my wife and made her stay on the phone to me because I thought I was going to have a heart attack and crash my car on the way home. It was terrifying.
There is zero history of heart illness in my family so I was starting to piece the puzzle together at this point. My heart had been racing for hours and I just wanted to get home to my kids and rest so my heart would hopefully calm down. I just didn’t want to go to the hospital because of all the stuff happening around COVID. The next day was Melbourne Cup day and I woke up still feeling the pain. It just wasn’t as intense as it had been the previous day but by lunch time the pain stepped up again and I knew it was time to go to hospital.
I drove myself to the hospital and on arrival I told them that I had chest pains and that I suspected it was from the vaccine. As soon as I said it, they already had their response coming at me, which was, ‘not likely’, they ran ECG and told me I wasn’t having a heart attack. They said it could be pericarditis and to see my GP and get a referral to a cardiologist and to go home and take Nurofen. It was pretty evident to me that they knew about it but acted like they didn’t want to know about it. There were a number of other people in the room waiting for an ECG presenting the same symptoms as myself.
I went home and took Nurofen. It made zero difference and the next day I went to my GP who has been on my side ever since. He acknowledged that this was a vaccine injury straight away and has written it down on paper for me also. He has been amazing. He rang the cardiologist while I was in the appointment and got me in that afternoon.
When I arrived at the cardiologist appointment, he asked me about my symptoms and I told him exactly what was happening. I told him that I knew it was the vaccine that injured me. He agreed that it probably was that, and I asked him if this was common. He responded, ‘Yes’. He then asked me if it was my first or second vaccine, I told him it was my first. He then responded, ‘So when are you going to get your second?’ I asked him for an exemption and he said, ‘No, only an immunologist can give you an exemption’. I was furious. He gave me an anti-inflammatory and I asked him if I was his son would he still want me to have another vaccine, knowing the damage it has already caused. He responded, ‘Yes’, and he recommended that I get the AstraZeneca vaccine, to which I told him exactly what I thought of him, which cut the appointment very short. Use your imagination.
I went straight back to my GP and told him what happened and he was just as furious as I was.
He referred me to another cardiologist but I wasn’t able to get in for a couple of weeks. I spent my time trying to figure out how I could get an exemption but no one could give me one and we were nearing the second cut off date. I had to make the call, otherwise I wasn’t going to be able to support my family or myself. So I looked away and received the second AstraZeneca vaccine on 19th November 2021 in my right leg. Again, I didn’t feel anything immediately but my symptoms persisted.
I finally got in to see the new cardiologist. First I met with the nurse who did another ECG, I asked her, ‘Have you been seeing many vaccine injuries?’ She replied. ‘If I had a dollar for every person I’d seen with a vaccine injury, I would be rich!’ That was the first time it had been acknowledged for what it was and it made me feel very emotional. The ECG came back inconclusive and the cardiologist also acknowledged that this was a vaccine injury. He told me his first three appointments for the day were all vaccine related injuries.
He basically told me to stay on the anti-inflammatories and booked me in for a stress test. Weeks later I attended the stress test which was a horrible experience. The results were inconclusive, but they have told me I do have a vaccine injury and I’m not to elevate my heart rate, which is hard to do when you’re a carpenter.
For the next couple months I took anti-inflammatories till my prescription ran out and it was at this stage my doctor prescribed me steroids, which didn’t help either. I also caught COVID in early January. I have had worse hangovers….
So this brings us to current times. I had my cardiac MRI just recently, which was also a terrible experience and I’m still waiting for the results, but as it is I currently cannot finish a full day’s work. Six hours feels like 12. If I overdo it I have to go home and have a sleep for an hour or I can’t work the next day. I have constant chest pain. On a good day it will be 4 out of 10, on a bad day it will be a 9 out of 10, but it’s there every day with shortness of breath. My mental health is greatly impacted as this affects every inch of my life, from my personal relationships with friends and family, to my physical ability, hobbies and lifestyle. I’ve gained weight because I can’t get my heart rate up, vaccine-induced stress and anxiety, lack of sleep and my financial loss has been massive.
I would like everyone to pressure the mainstream to acknowledge what is happening to everyone in regard to the vaccine injuries. Until people speak up our stories are just stories, but if everyone stands we will get validation and someone will have to take responsibility/accountability. Then we can get the proper help and treatment we need. Evil prevails when good people stand by and do nothing.