First Dose of Pfizer on 07/13/21
Summerland, BC Canada
44 yrs old
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I spent my free time cycling, hiking and doing watersports in summer and skied almost every weekend in winter. I am a former Ironman Triathlete.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
July 25, just 12 days after my second Pfizer dose. I went from being completely fine to paralyzed in 2 hours. I am currently listed as a T9/10 complete paralysis and limited to a wheelchair.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
My life has been turned upside down and is a daily struggle. I deal with constant nerve pain, i am exhausted all the time and have trouble regulating my body temperature.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
My paralysis is deemed ADEM (Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) caused by an auto-immune reaction to the COVID vaccine.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I have reported directly to Pfizer and as a Canadian citizen to the VISP (Vaccine Injury Support Program) both have acknowledged receipt of my submission but have not done anything to date.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
I have had some slow progress on my recovery. Not sure if it is time, medications or the alternative medicine treatments i am receiving.
Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?
Q: What do you wish others knew?
There are very real and very serious side effects to the vaccines that are not properly communicated.
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