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Christopher Hanley

First Dose of Moderna in July of 2021

Arroyo Grande, California

58 yrs old


Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I was very healthy with a lot of energy. I was taking no medications. I was writing and checking off "to-do" list items daily, including yardwork.


I had been a carpenter all my life, but carpenter work was too difficult for me after undergoing a knee operation years ago. I was very healthy and motivated while taking college classes for a new career in multi-media. This took years but paid off. I was doing complex motion graphics, building websites, and editing video while starting to run my new business just before Christmas 2022. I had just completed a website and online clothing storefront for a successful company. I was motivated and creative. I was also restoring vintage bicycles and I volunteered at the local Mooslodge.


I was very healthy before the shot. I did have chronic nerve problems (CRPS) stemming from a sporting accident, but the nerve pain had settled to smaller areas and was stable for years.


My health all changed after the vaccine. Now my mind just doesn't work or motivate. My immune system is struggling and I have anxiety. Life is unbearable most of the time.


Q: Would you like to share your reason(s) for getting the vaccine?

To avoid confrontations with loved ones. I was going to a wedding and just got the shot because everyone was making a big deal of who was vaccinated or not. I had no idea it could be this dangerous to some of us.


Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

Suddenly everything stopped in my brain and a very loud buzzing sound took over. It was combined with dizziness, blurred vision, numbness in both feet, no appetite, poor bowel movements, poor sleep, and lost libido.


I did have nerve damage prior to the shot but it was very manageable.


After the shot strange pains started bothering me in the arm and hand where the nerve damage was. My arm was painful and twitching at night. Just before Christmas 2023, I gradually began feeling sickly and was losing my motivation for no apparent reason. A very loud buzzing sound took over in my head combined with extreme dizziness, blurred vision, poor bowels, no appetite and poor sleep. I thought that I would feel better if I rested. Then one morning I felt the most creepy symptom which was numbness in both feet and ankles. My skin felt numb on top. It was as if my lower legs were wrapped in plastic or as if I were wearing socks or wetsuit booties. My toes became stiff and arthritic. Now my lower legs and feet are painful nightly. I began having anxiety and whished I could just go to sleep and not wake up to avoid another day of misery. I will never take my own life but was having thoughts of doing just that. Life has been terrible ever since. Every day seems like a month.


Since then I've been to the ER three times and am now waiting to see my primary care doctor again, neurologist, ENT, and eye doctor. I'm doing all the doctors have told me to do but in limbo. My head has been buzzing loudly for two months. I can accept my eyes going bad because I'm 59 years of age but it just seemed rapid. The ER doctor found nothing wrong with my blood work and a second more comprehensive blood test showed nothing also. Tests for lead and mercury also came back negative. I was depressed and unmotivated with anxiety wondering if I was going to recover. I was having crazy suicidal thoughts until I took a controversial medicine. I've also started taking dry saunas which give me temporary relief. I take care of my elderly parents. Then my father who had been complaining about "cold feet" for months needed to go to the ER for great pain in his feet and legs. He was crying out for the lord to take him as his legs convulsed and twitched. It was then that I realized we were having a reaction to the vaccine. The doctors found nothing and sent him home with a few days of pain medicine. The controversial medicine also stopped his pain after the doctors could do nothing.


It's all so crazy. Since then a lot has happened and we are both being treated with this expensive medicine for the time being. Basically, the ER doctors sent me home with a diagnosis of "fatigue". They had no explanation for my numbing feet. I'm lucky I found the "realnotrare" website that made it possible for me to realize what's going on. I'm so sad for others that are injured and have no idea what to do. My resources are gone and I need to be on a special detox diet. I'm in debt. I don't know exactly what to do yet but I'm going to need help from a nutritionist and other specialty clinics.


I feel like my immune system is struggling, but I desperately want to get my life back. I'm improving but on medications and a protocol from the flccc.com website. This is the first time I have had the strength to write my story although my head is always ringing.


I've been detoxing in hot dry saunas which is giving me some relief. I hope I am truly improving but always wake up with a load buzzing head, feeling terrible with no motivation. The strange feeling in my feet causes anxiety because I've heard others have had numbness up to the torso. I just get scared about whether I'm truly improving because I never know how I'll feel. My eyes are constantly bothering me.


I have upcoming appointments with Neurologists, an ENT, and then again with my primary doctor. He is a nice guy but doesn't really answer when I ask about possible side effects from the vaccine shot. I'm scared to tell him that I'm getting alternative care from frontline doctors.


I'm taking things one day at a time and trying to stay positive with lots of prayers. I pray for everyone hurting and their loved ones. I think the IVM has helped but wonder what will happen when I'm off the medicine or will I have to keep taking it.


There are so many unknowns and when I ask questions there are never any complete answers. I hear everyone responds differently to treatments. At one point I felt there was no hope, but now after months I can feel a possible break-through; although I've exhausted my savings buying medicines and supplements while not being able to work. I hope that me being able to write this story is a sign that there is some permanent change. How much damage I will be left with - I just don't know! However, I am one of the lucky victims for sure. God bless you all.


Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

Undergoing medical care.


Nerve conduction test on feet and legs, eye exams, comprehensive blood work, lead, mercury. All normal.


Q: Where has your reaction been reported and what was the response?

I haven't reported it yet. I'm trying to keep up with daily hygiene and caring for my elderly parents who are also injured. We have many of the same symptoms.


Q: Are there any treatments that have helped or hurt your health?

The FLCCC Protocol with Ivermectin, prednisone, and essential vitamins and over the counter meds has helped. See the I-Recover post vaccine treatments on their website.


The Ivermectin stopped me from having suicidal thoughts. I know because when I ran out of it the anxiety and suicidal thoughts returned. Then after taking it again things settled down. Hot dry saunas have helped. Lots of broth and fruit has helped my digestive.


Q: Have you had Covid before?

Never got Covid. I had the worst flu of my life in December 2019 before Covid. It might have been Covid but don't know.


Q: What else would you like to share?

Please don't get the shot or more boosters. Tell your friends not to get the shot and share this website.



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