First Dose of Moderna on 08/02/21
Second Dose of Moderna on 09/28/21
46 yrs old
painted portrait credit: @covidvictimsportraits on instagram
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Normal life really. I worked construction, building cell towers, painting and drywall on my time off. Basically trying to be more and have more for my kids' sake. Didn't want them to have the childhood I did.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
Both my parents are in their 70's and at the age and health that they needed me to be there for them. After they got vaxxed, I got mine so I could be there for them. I'm all they have.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Within 30 minutes I had intense itching on my scalp and neck and left arm where I received it. There were no visible signs until 3 days later, and that is when I became very sick and started getting sores and rashes all over my body. From head to toe...after 2 separate biopsies, I was diagnosed with lichenoid dermatitis, inverse psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, and now 8 months later, I'm suffering from pilonidal stress. I am losing my hair which won't grow back due to scarring, and I have vision problems due to the skin and plaque that falls in my eyes, as well as the skin diseases.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
After 8 months, I'm in worse shape than I've ever been. I went from a somewhat athletic 255 lbs man at 46 yrs old to a 47 yr old, 210 lbs man that can barely walk to the mailbox or leave my apartment without my skin cracking or bleeding in spots. I can't drive because of my sight, I have allergies now from all the dead skin, and I can't work to support myself or my kids. I've spent every holiday alone because nobody wants to be around me, and I can't even see my kids or my first granddaughter.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
I've tried Clobetasol and Prednisone as prescriptions from the doctor and they did nothing to help. I've tried detoxification for parasites using a treatment from Dr. Bryan Ardis. In the last month, I've started Glutathione and this weekend I've started colloidal silver and Zeolite. With the help of normal, everyday people, I'm getting better help than any doctor or medical physician has offered. Now I'm fighting for disability and just had my appeal hearing, which I'm expecting to be denied as well.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I've reported my situation to VEARS, my doctors, disability, CICP and on social media in support groups and such. The only responses I'm getting are from people on the social media sites.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Not yet.. it's been 8 months of pain and shedding every piece of skin I have 5 times now. I actually have dustpans full of dead skin I sweep up twice a day.
Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I'm needing all the help I can get, but I want people to hear or see my story in hopes that it will help others with problems come forward for help. People are scared to talk about their problems because of the backlash, and I want to help with that problem.
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