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Karen Taylor

First Dose of J&J on 03/18/2021


63 yrs old

*Karen has opted-in to be contactable by the public and other vaccine injured. No hateful emails or you will be banned. Her email is

*This headshot is actually a self portrait Karen drew last year. She began telling her story through art and has drawn many pictures. She says it does help in a way.

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W2K-Falling Down The Rabbit Hole-Rev2
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Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

Very active, running half marathons

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

I wasn’t planning on getting the vaccine because of the rush to push it through. My nurse practitioner encouraged it, and I knew several people that got the vaccine without any issues. I gave in to peer pressure and got the shot. Almost exactly 12 hours later, I began to feel sick and have still not recovered. My biggest problem is oxygen levels that go up and down all day, every day. I’ve seen my levels drop to 67 percent. Along with that comes chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and headaches. I’ve been prescribed oxygen only to have it taken away twice, because medical supply companies don’t know how to bill without a more common diagnosis (their words, not mine.). I’ve been blown off by more doctors than I can count. I’ve also been called crazy and offered a psychiatric consult. I feel let down by the entire medical community. January 18, 2023 will mark 22 months for me. Everything is the same. I still need oxygen. I still can’t walk to the mailbox. I can’t participate in any physical activities anymore, and no one knows why. I can’t even go on a plane anymore to see my elderly parents, because the medical supply company refuses to issue me a portable oxygen concentrator, despite having a doctors order. I feel like a prisoner in my own body.

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5 comentarios

I'm so sorry...I cannot imagine, not being able to travel to see your elderly parents. All because you don't have good medical care after being injured. This will definitely cause the tears I see in your drawing. I'm praying for you. I will be 2 years into my J&J injury in the summer. Thankful to God for being my hope and strength navigating all of it.

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It’s really hard to trust our cdc and fda now.

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How sad. The entire medical community is aware of this. I’m so tired of them caving to peer pressure. Hugs

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Prayers for your complete recovery. In the meantime, prayers you get the oxygen you need.

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There is no trust left for the medical community after you are injured and made to feel crazy

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