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Claudia Savino

First Dose of Pfizer on 02/05/21 Lot #EN5318

Second Dose of Pfizer on 03/06/21 Lot #EN6206

Laguna Niguel, California

67 yrs old

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

Busy at work, worked out, spent time with my granddaughters, active social life.

Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?

My oncologist recommended that I get it because I have CLL. He now tells me not to get the booster.

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

The first Vaccination I did not have side effects. The 2nd vaccination immediately had a fever of 103 and vertigo. My legs hurt. I could hardly walk. I had huge swollen glands under my left arm (where the shot was given) and a swollen right ankle. I experienced extreme fatigue even to this day. I have CLL. 2 weeks later, my white blood count went up to 100,000 and my spleen was so swollen. There was a huge bump on my stomach. I had painful bumps on my arms and legs. My Oncologist put me a on new medicine which made me feel sick but eventually got my white blood count and spleen down after 4 months. As time went on, my lower back and sciatica set in and then my hips hurt so bad. I could hardly walk without terrible pain. I’m in sales and this made it very difficult for me to work. I have to work so I pushed through. I have had 40+ PT appointments, disc compression treatments and an epidural in my spine. It helped slightly. Now I am in pain worse than before. I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs and feet. It feels like electric shocks. I have a tingling feeling in my hands on and off.. I can't walk my dog anymore . My muscles are atrophying. I feel like I’m 95 years old.

I have 3 rescue animals and it’s difficult to take care of them. I’m getting depressed. I have a terrible limp and walk like a penguin. Not a good look. Especially if you are working. I take 6 Advil a day and Gabapentin for nerve pain. Some of the other pain pills caused an allergric reaction.

Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

Now I feel depressed I’m in more pain. My lower back hurts really bad I have severe sciatica. My daughter lives in Georgia and I can’t travel because I’m afraid I won’t be able to walk through the airport.

I have a terrible limp and suffer from fatigue. I feel very isolated.

Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:

I reported to HRSA. I've seen several doctors and had X-rays.

I'm currently going to a holistic and orthopedic doctor. I've had physical therapy, helps a little bit. Unfortunately my insurance does not pay for these treatments and they are very expensive.

Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?

One doctor is sympathetic. Some of the doctors question me. Are you sure the vaccine caused this?

Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?

PT and Advil help a little.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

No .... As far as I know

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I wish I knew that the vaccination companies were granted immunity from lawsuits. That would've been a red flag for me. I think it's criminal that they try to mandate these vaccines. Not sure I'm going to get better. It appears I'm getting worse.

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