Robert C

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Until I received a COVID vaccination, I was a healthy, fit, and extremely strong 53-year-old man with a strong work ethic. My wife called me “the rock of our family”.
I played golf regularly and my job as a contract excavator driver was quite physical and tiring. However, I thrived in that environment and never had any health issues at all other than occasional heartburn and the odd physical injury over the years.

I was never very keen on the COVID vaccinations as I was suspicious of the short development period, as well as the new mRNA technology. In November 2021 however, my existing work contract ended, so I had to find a new job.

I applied for a new role, but it specified that the COVID vaccinations were required. So, despite my serious misgivings, I lined up for my first dose on 29 November 2021.
My wife was unaware that I was getting the vaccination that day, so when she got home from work, she was shocked to find me on the couch seriously unwell. She says I was red-faced, sweating profusely and in some sort of a stupor. I managed to tell her I’d been vaccinated and been sick since. She was horrified and immediately helped me to the car and took me to the local hospital. By this time I was completely non-verbal and extremely distressed.

Upon arrival, the nursing staff asked me multiple questions and my wife answered them. The staff told her that they needed to hear the answers from me, but when I attempted to answer, I could not speak. My symptoms became rapidly worse and I could no longer stand or even open my mouth. It was extremely distressing and frightening for both of us.
The nursing staff quickly called other staff in to assist and they cut my clothes off so that they could run tests. I am not certain what tests they did, but by that stage I was unable to move my entire left side. I think they suspected a stroke but the test results did not support that diagnosis. My wife later told me that my eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that I appeared to be suffering some sort of neurological reaction.

My wife told the staff that I had a Pfizer COVID vaccination earlier that day, but they dismissed that out of hand and continued with their tests. In the end, they moved me to a bed in the rear of the emergency department where they eventually ruled out a stroke or blood clot.
They suspected a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and also postulated that it might be a severe migraine. In addition, they suggested that I may be suffering from anxiety, a suggestion that I rejected out of hand as it could not be further from the truth.

One somewhat sympathetic nurse told me that I should report what had happened to the TGA as the hospital would not do that for me. The fact that she mentioned this to me on the quiet, implied that she believed it was a vaccine injury. She also stated that the hospital had “seen a lot of this sort of thing lately”.

Later, when I had recovered somewhat, I did report the injury as she suggested.

I was later seen by a doctor whom I had met a few weeks previously when I needed some stitches for a cut on my leg. His facial expressions seemed to indicate that he was sympathetic to the idea of a vaccine reaction but he wouldn’t verbalise anything to that effect. The next day, I had recovered to a small degree, so they discharged me with only a diagnosis of hemiplegic migraine and possible TIA, and a prescription for Aspirin. They said I should see my local GP for further analysis and discussion.

Upon returning home, I found that the headaches were unrelenting, and I was taking upwards of ten pain tablets per day. Clearly there was still something wrong.
When I saw my local GP, he was fairly dismissive and would not acknowledge any possibility of a vaccine reaction. He also refused to give me an exemption for the second vaccine and suggested instead that I simply get a different brand of vaccine for the second dose.
I later saw a different GP who was more sympathetic. He gave me an exemption for six months.

The symptoms I experienced at that time, and still do to this very day, are relentless.
They include:

  • terrible debilitating chest pains
  • massive headaches
  • palpitations
  • intense sweating (dripping from limbs)
  • itchiness (under the skin – nothing visible)
  • incredibly itchy, irritated eyes
  • ongoing fatigue
  • sneezing randomly all day
  • intermittent chesty cough
  • tinnitus
  • constant sharp, stabbing leg pains
  • debilitating joint pain

I started my new job but I was only able to keep it up for about three weeks because my chest pains became intolerable while driving long distances to get to a job. I constantly worried that I was having a heart attack.

Since then, I have not really worked at the same level that I did in the past. Because I am a private contractor, a company will call me when a job is available and I do what I can.
I can no longer proactively put myself out there as I once would have, but I work as much as I humanly can.
My strong work ethic keeps me going, along with the need to provide for my family. I still get up every day to go to work although I am much slower. I am committed to dealing with the pain and just getting on with my life as best I can.
My wife has, however, had to return to full-time work to help our family.
When I am driving the excavator truck, I pull the machine over to the side if chest pains hit me, as I do not want to have an accident and injure myself or anyone else.

In March 2022, I saw a cardiac specialist. He ran numerous tests including an MRI and had me wear a Holter monitor. He then advised that there was nothing wrong with my heart, but never gave me any sort of diagnosis to explain my pain. I had trouble believing that to be the case because the pain was ongoing and debilitating.
I returned to see him three more times when the heart pain became particularly bad, but each time he told me there was nothing wrong. I think I need to see a new cardiologist as I feel that no supposedly healthy heart should ever cause this much pain.

In November 2023 I saw a rheumatologist as my joint pain was getting increasingly bad.
He ran multiple tests and eventually diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis. He explained the bones have holes in them and that they now resemble cheese that has been nibbled by mice. He does think that the vaccine has caused this condition, but he would not commit anything to that effect in writing.

This psoriatic arthritis has made my skin more susceptible to skin cancer, and it has also caused me to become dehydrated more frequently.
The rheumatologist prescribed prednisone, Proxen, folic acid and methotrexate.
When I started taking the methotrexate, I started to feel like I was on another planet. I developed hives on my neck, rashes on my elbows and knees, nausea, vertigo, itchiness and acute nipple sensitivity. Despite the specialist insisting that I persevere, I stopped taking the methotrexate after a week or two. I decided that the pain was preferable to the way that drug made me feel.
My next appointment with him is on 24 May 2024.

I used to be a voracious reader but now I can no longer concentrate for long periods, so my reading has been severely curtailed.

I feel that I need to pursue other more natural, restorative, healing options as the medical fraternity has let me down in my hour of need. I have been taking multiple natural supplements but they do not seem to be making an appreciable difference.
I hope that readers of this story can perhaps offer suggestions if they have had similar experiences.

In summary, my life has been irreversibly changed.
I cannot dwell on the past, but I will never be caught out again.
Let the past guide our future.

Robert-C-image.jpeg

Until I received a COVID vaccination, I was a healthy, fit, and extremely strong 53-year-old man with a strong work ethic. My wife called me “the rock of our family”.
I played golf regularly and my job as a contract excavator driver was quite physical and tiring. However, I thrived in that environment and never had any health issues at all other than occasional heartburn and the odd physical injury over the years.

I was never very keen on the COVID vaccinations as I was suspicious of the short development period, as well as the new mRNA technology. In November 2021 however, my existing work contract ended, so I had to find a new job.

I applied for a new role, but it specified that the COVID vaccinations were required. So, despite my serious misgivings, I lined up for my first dose on 29 November 2021.
My wife was unaware that I was getting the vaccination that day, so when she got home from work, she was shocked to find me on the couch seriously unwell. She says I was red-faced, sweating profusely and in some sort of a stupor. I managed to tell her I’d been vaccinated and been sick since. She was horrified and immediately helped me to the car and took me to the local hospital. By this time I was completely non-verbal and extremely distressed.

Upon arrival, the nursing staff asked me multiple questions and my wife answered them. The staff told her that they needed to hear the answers from me, but when I attempted to answer, I could not speak. My symptoms became rapidly worse and I could no longer stand or even open my mouth. It was extremely distressing and frightening for both of us.
The nursing staff quickly called other staff in to assist and they cut my clothes off so that they could run tests. I am not certain what tests they did, but by that stage I was unable to move my entire left side. I think they suspected a stroke but the test results did not support that diagnosis. My wife later told me that my eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that I appeared to be suffering some sort of neurological reaction.

My wife told the staff that I had a Pfizer COVID vaccination earlier that day, but they dismissed that out of hand and continued with their tests. In the end, they moved me to a bed in the rear of the emergency department where they eventually ruled out a stroke or blood clot.
They suspected a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and also postulated that it might be a severe migraine. In addition, they suggested that I may be suffering from anxiety, a suggestion that I rejected out of hand as it could not be further from the truth.

One somewhat sympathetic nurse told me that I should report what had happened to the TGA as the hospital would not do that for me. The fact that she mentioned this to me on the quiet, implied that she believed it was a vaccine injury. She also stated that the hospital had “seen a lot of this sort of thing lately”.

Later, when I had recovered somewhat, I did report the injury as she suggested.

I was later seen by a doctor whom I had met a few weeks previously when I needed some stitches for a cut on my leg. His facial expressions seemed to indicate that he was sympathetic to the idea of a vaccine reaction but he wouldn’t verbalise anything to that effect. The next day, I had recovered to a small degree, so they discharged me with only a diagnosis of hemiplegic migraine and possible TIA, and a prescription for Aspirin. They said I should see my local GP for further analysis and discussion.

Upon returning home, I found that the headaches were unrelenting, and I was taking upwards of ten pain tablets per day. Clearly there was still something wrong.
When I saw my local GP, he was fairly dismissive and would not acknowledge any possibility of a vaccine reaction. He also refused to give me an exemption for the second vaccine and suggested instead that I simply get a different brand of vaccine for the second dose.
I later saw a different GP who was more sympathetic. He gave me an exemption for six months.

The symptoms I experienced at that time, and still do to this very day, are relentless.
They include:

  • terrible debilitating chest pains
  • massive headaches
  • palpitations
  • intense sweating (dripping from limbs)
  • itchiness (under the skin – nothing visible)
  • incredibly itchy, irritated eyes
  • ongoing fatigue
  • sneezing randomly all day
  • intermittent chesty cough
  • tinnitus
  • constant sharp, stabbing leg pains
  • debilitating joint pain

I started my new job but I was only able to keep it up for about three weeks because my chest pains became intolerable while driving long distances to get to a job. I constantly worried that I was having a heart attack.

Since then, I have not really worked at the same level that I did in the past. Because I am a private contractor, a company will call me when a job is available and I do what I can.
I can no longer proactively put myself out there as I once would have, but I work as much as I humanly can.
My strong work ethic keeps me going, along with the need to provide for my family. I still get up every day to go to work although I am much slower. I am committed to dealing with the pain and just getting on with my life as best I can.
My wife has, however, had to return to full-time work to help our family.
When I am driving the excavator truck, I pull the machine over to the side if chest pains hit me, as I do not want to have an accident and injure myself or anyone else.

In March 2022, I saw a cardiac specialist. He ran numerous tests including an MRI and had me wear a Holter monitor. He then advised that there was nothing wrong with my heart, but never gave me any sort of diagnosis to explain my pain. I had trouble believing that to be the case because the pain was ongoing and debilitating.
I returned to see him three more times when the heart pain became particularly bad, but each time he told me there was nothing wrong. I think I need to see a new cardiologist as I feel that no supposedly healthy heart should ever cause this much pain.

In November 2023 I saw a rheumatologist as my joint pain was getting increasingly bad.
He ran multiple tests and eventually diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis. He explained the bones have holes in them and that they now resemble cheese that has been nibbled by mice. He does think that the vaccine has caused this condition, but he would not commit anything to that effect in writing.

This psoriatic arthritis has made my skin more susceptible to skin cancer, and it has also caused me to become dehydrated more frequently.
The rheumatologist prescribed prednisone, Proxen, folic acid and methotrexate.
When I started taking the methotrexate, I started to feel like I was on another planet. I developed hives on my neck, rashes on my elbows and knees, nausea, vertigo, itchiness and acute nipple sensitivity. Despite the specialist insisting that I persevere, I stopped taking the methotrexate after a week or two. I decided that the pain was preferable to the way that drug made me feel.
My next appointment with him is on 24 May 2024.

I used to be a voracious reader but now I can no longer concentrate for long periods, so my reading has been severely curtailed.

I feel that I need to pursue other more natural, restorative, healing options as the medical fraternity has let me down in my hour of need. I have been taking multiple natural supplements but they do not seem to be making an appreciable difference.
I hope that readers of this story can perhaps offer suggestions if they have had similar experiences.

In summary, my life has been irreversibly changed.
I cannot dwell on the past, but I will never be caught out again.
Let the past guide our future.

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