My name is Mel and I’m a 37-year-old mum of two beautiful boys aged 23 months and four years. I was happy, active, and juggling a million things at once before these COVID vaccines came along.
I was an avid surfer, snowboarder and rock climber, and I was always seeking the next exhilarating adventure. These days, I just hope I’ll wake up to see another day and have the chance to see my kids grow up, and with any luck, maybe kick a soccer ball with them again.
My partner and I had the first two COVID vaccinations because we needed them to return home to Australia as we were stranded in New Zealand during the COVID pandemic. Given that I had previously overcome pancreatitis and sphincter of Oddi issues, I thought it would be wise to listen to the government officials so that I would be protected. Wow, was I wrong!
I received my first Pfizer vaccination on the 17th of August 2021 and the second on the 7th of September. After each vaccination weird symptoms arose and intensified. They included electric shocks in my hands and my feet, weight loss, pain and numbness in the soles of my feet, muscle weakness, and light-headedness. I thought these were all side effects related to the enzymes I take with food, so I stopped taking them, but it was to no avail. Then I blamed it on post-pregnancy. Never in a million years did I attribute these symptoms to the COVID vaccine. Why would I? We were told they were ‘safe and effective’ and the potential side effects were never disclosed.
I had a third Pfizer vaccination in Australia on the 4th of March, 2022. This third vaccination tipped me over the edge. I sustained fevers and joint pains and was extremely unwell for days afterwards. My body turned against me and I couldn’t explain what was happening. By then, some people noticed my unexplained weight loss and the protruding veins on my body. I kept complaining of muscle weakness, shakes, stiffness, and zapping in my limbs. I even collapsed one day when my legs gave out after rising from my beautician’s bed.
In April, I injured my back while surfing. I thought the back injury was strange, but I blamed it on a weak post-pregnancy core. I saw a functional practitioner who did some nerve gliding to relieve my back and sciatica pain. But his simple manipulations landed me in the ER with excruciating nerve pain that made me cry for mercy. It made no sense; he had barely touched me, yet my body was screaming. It was the same nerve pain I had with the vaccination but intensified 100 times.
I contracted COVID in July. I had a mild case and thought nothing of it. Life continued as usual. In September I pulled my left wrist while walking a friend’s dog. A few weeks later, I pulled my right wrist while putting the toaster underneath the kitchen counter. When I went to get an MRI of my two wrists they asked me to put my hands over my head. Performing this simple action caused bursitis in both shoulders and a torn tendon. I still suffer pain from this to this day. Nothing made sense. I didn’t understand why I was so unlucky and breaking down at an alarming rate. How could a healthy mum of two who was exercising two or three times a week a few months ago, become so weak, so fast?
By November the simple act of walking brought me to tears as my nerves and hip tendons would get triggered and inflamed. It felt as though every tendon in every limb was being ripped off my bones. I have never in my life had tendon or nerve issues. I started fainting and experiencing syncope. This landed me in hospital for a week in December. The rheumatologist, who had 30 plus years of experience, told me she suspected a reaction to the COVID vaccines and long COVID. However, on my discharge notes she recorded my condition as ‘post-viral syndrome’. She said to go home and do physical therapy.
How in the world could I do physical therapy when everything was ripping and hurting from a simple movement? I couldn’t stretch without hurting myself. I asked her if she thought I might have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or a connective tissue disorder, but she dismissed these theories because my symptoms appeared so suddenly.
After returning home from hospital I was bedridden for the next six weeks. I now use an electric wheelchair and my symptoms have progressed to an extreme level. I can’t stand up or move for more than 15 minutes without having shooting nerve pain throughout my entire body. It feels like I’m being burnt alive. And I have this weird trickling water feeling running down my limbs. I have tendonitis in all my limbs, joint pain and clicking in every joint, as well as terrible twitching that moves throughout my entire body. I have severe muscle wasting and weakness. I can’t put any pressure on any limbs because of the excessive pain.
Most of the time I feel as though my blood is boiling, but I have no fever. I have blurry vision, fainting, and syncope, and my recent brain scan shows white matter. I have light sensitivity, ‘see stars’ and I have this weird tightening feeling in parts of my body followed by pain that settles into that area. I even have pain from old injuries that never caused me pain in the first place. I have tongue zapping, lip zapping, internal organ pain, and heart palpitations. I have visible, protruding blood vessels, and I turn red when I take a shower.
I have intense, burning foot pain, tinnitus, head pressure, claw hands, uncontrollable shakes in my hands, stiffness, pins and needles, and a feeling of creepy crawlers under my skin. I have dysautonomia, and when I’m about to faint, it feels like I’m breathing through a straw. At this stage, I’ve got more issues than Vogue magazine!
Sadly, I can no longer care for myself or my kids. I wake up with new injuries without having sustained any trauma or doing anything to warrant them. With every specialist appointment comes more disappointment. I’ve gone from riding ocean waves to riding a tsunami of medical bills. The specialists have poked me countless times with their little nerve baton and performed blood tests and ECGs. Their consensus is that they just don’t have enough knowledge on how to treat COVID vaccine-related injuries. Great, just great!
I’ve recently been referred to an integrative clinic that treats an increasingly large number of COVID vaccinationinjuries. They have been very understanding and compassionate. They’ve seen many in my situation and a lot of people are still bedridden. Some have even lost the ability to speak. They started me on a steroid, an anti-cholesterol pill, which has a secondary effect of reducing inflammation, and naltrexone. I am also trialling supplements, together with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, although they all take time to work and I have yet to see a big difference. The next approach is trialling the FLCCC® protocol.
How long will it take for the authorities to wake up to this new health crisis and help the hundreds of thousands of Australians struggling with COVID vaccine-related injuries? I’m appalled at how well they are hiding these injuries and censoring people from sharing their stories. So much for freedom of speech!
How many boosters do people need to receive before they start dropping like flies?
How many cancers, neurological issues, musculoskeletal issues, birth defects, and so forth will now be linked to these COVID vaccines?
Unfortunately, not many will realize that their weird symptoms or new auto-immune diseases are linked to these vaccines. Everything will be blamed on Long COVID. I’m now seeing a large number of young children suffering from myocarditis and neurological issues on online platforms. And regretful parents are desperately looking for solutions to detox their kids from these vaccines. It’s truly heartbreaking. These provisional, genetic vaccines were forced on us, and now the lives of so many are being ruined by these deadly vaccines.
There is now enough data and collateral damage to expose the risks of these experimental vaccines. It’s time for the government to be honest and transparent with its population. Withholding information about the side effects from the population is a crime. I wish I had the real statistics before lifting my sleeve three times. The new pandemic will now be in the vaccine.
My hope is that more Australians speak out about their injuries, and that together we put the wheels in motion to come up with solutions to heal them. I’m hoping authorities financially assist the vaccine-injured and fund research and treating clinics. Doctors need to recognize that COVID vaccine injuries happen more often than they claim.
Enough with the gaslighting and the bogus diagnosis-by-exclusion.
What I’ve learned is that there are many integrative practitioners using alternative therapies and protocols to help cure the vaccine injured and treat those with Long COVID. Although there’s plenty of international research pointing to promising solutions, the researchers themselves are all working in silos. Why not combine their knowledge and use a stepwise approach to set up protocols for the COVID vaccine long-haulers and ease the pain of so many?
I’m now disabled and have severe debilitating pain. I regret having these vaccines every day of my life.