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Colleen Brandse

First Dose of Pfizer on 06/07/21 Lot #EY0585

Second Dose of Pfizer on 06/28/21 Lot #EW0216

Ontario, Canada

54 yrs old

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

I was diagnosed Feb. 2021 with Stage 1 T-cell lymphoma, but there was hope due to stage of cancer.

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

The only reason I got my vaccine was because my oncologist strongly encouraged me to get it. Even after I told her I was worried about it because of my immune cancer. I avoided it for 6 months because my gut said I wouldn't fair well, and I was correct. Coincidentally, my oncologist quit her job shortly after...I wonder why?

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

2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer jabs, I developed neuropathy in left leg/foot. I had shooting electric shock like pains into toes, but now have pain in many areas of my body, including lung, chest, abdomen, and severe daily headaches. I have also developed a dangerous autoimmune clotting disorder called Hughes syndrome; however, I only know this because I'm a R.N., as I have tried to get diagnosed and treated by 2 hospitals, PTB regional/Sunnybrook, only to be turned away once they were aware it was vaccine related. I need brain aneurysm surgery, and I have had a history of a pulmonary embolism 25 years ago, so this is especially urgent...but I think they're hoping I die to be honest. Less evidence that way. Malpractice to the highest degree!

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

My life has been completely turned upside-down...not only medically, but mentally and financially as I cannot work.

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

As previously mentioned, I've been trying to get diagnosed officially, and treated, but until I threatened my GPs office a few days ago, nothing had been done. Today, I finally had blood work done after educating my GP on antiphospholipid syndrome. Here's hoping I survive until follow up and treatment. Yes, it's been hell and a seemingly hopeless 6 months.

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

I reported it to my neurosurgeon March 7th, 2022 and pleaded that he called down to the ER to have me assessed...but he refused.. telling me that "the ER is open so you can go down after you're done here; however, you may wait hours only to be told to go to your GP". So I left crying, and 3 days later I tried a different hospital ER. Peterborough which I went to due to severe headaches, blurred vision, chest pain as well as levedo Reticularis...only basic lab work and ECG was done and I was sent home. Dr. was aware of 2 aneurysms needing surgery, but still did not address the issues at hand.

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

I'm currently taking ASA, quercetin, multi vit, vit C/D and trying to eat low histamine, low vit K diet.

Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?

Not sure, but I do think I did as I was very sick and on joke oxygen for 2 months as well as prednisone. I didn't think I'd survive, but my own research as to vitamins ect. I believe pulled me through it at home.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I'd like others to know that you need to be your own advocate, researcher, and scientist during these times! I'm devastated as I'm 55 and worked as a RN for 27 years...this is criminal malpractice and people need to be held accountable right from big pharma, to the doctors/nurses that are seeing this travesty, but not stepping forward to honor their oaths!

Related Peer Reviewed Studies:

Spectrum of neurological complications following COVID-19 vaccination:

Covid Vaccines are not free of Neurologic side effects:

Neurologic autoimmune diseases following vaccinations:

New-onset autoimmune phenomena post COVID-19 vaccination:

Neurologic side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations:

Small fiber neuropathy and POTS following Moderna and Pfizer vaccination (NIH publication): 7fDQxZwTYj0IzPE9C32lXDGqd4

Possible mechanisms of neuropathies associated with covid-19 vaccination:

Acute inflammatory neuropathies with COVID-19 vaccines: subgroup disproportionality analysis in VigiBase:

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Jul 14, 2022


Cat Parker
Cat Parker
Jun 19, 2022

Colleen, I just want you to know you are not alone. As a fellow vaccine injured victim, I created a FB support group. If you need anything, please let me know. I hope to help as many people as I can just like us through support, resources, education, and anything else to help them through this journey with so many others that I am bringing together to support those like us. Sending prayers and hugs. Cat

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