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Wade Riches

First Dose of Pfizer in 08/21

Bunbury, Western Australia

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

I have a partner of 22 years, 3 grown ups 17,19, 20 and my life is stuffed. I played guitar and fished regularly. Previously I've looked after my longtime partner through 15 major ops for a rare syndrome (Marfans). All I had left after that was my health but that has now also been taken from me, and I can't look after her anymore. So if it doesn't get any better I cant stay and expect her to look after me with a rare syndrome. I don't give up but do wish it had killed me. The side affects are ongoing just like thousands of others around the world.

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

My reaction started off with red hands and feet for weeks half way up my limbs, felt like I'd been in the Matrix, had major trouble with brain fog and stats were all over the place after first hospital visit. Irregular heartbeat, bp all over the place, my stats bottomed out, had shingles and sores all over my face, chronic insomnia that went on for months and still today, CFS, RLS syndrome, muscle weakness, inflamed joints to the point of crying, tossing and turning all night, diagnosed after 5 more hospital visits. I had stroke like symptoms and have been referred to the city to neurologist for suspected peripheral neuropathy etc. etc., have serious vertigo and balance problems, dizzy spells and sugar problems, everyday tinnitus to the point of craziness, shaking, speech problems, weight loss, headaches and generally not feeling myself (a very strange lonely feeling). Nerve problems are rife as my arms and legs fall asleep, hair loss, shooting nerve pain, have trouble holding my hands above my head, memory issues, problems with my privates etc.

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

I can't stand for long periods, and I lost my part-time job. I can't have the second jab and probably will be refused an exemption. Waiting lists are long with doctors, telling many vaccine injury victims its not from the vaccine, which is bogus. I now feel down, because I can't do what I could do before. So it has probably affected me mentally. I feel some days it's gonna get me and am tired from fighting the bad days off as I only have 2 sort of ok days a week. Before the vaccine, I played guitar and fished regularly. Because of the nerve damage to my arms, it's a lot harder and I don't do it as much.

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

Even the doctors that said it was for the best CAN NOT FIX US.

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

I've tried a lot of the treatments etc. Some work a bit, but please don't suggest anymore as its more frustrating when they don't work.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

These stories are just some of the many out there, and a lot of support comes only from people that are injured on pages like this.

I have documented my struggle for awareness, for my kids or possible grandkids.

Thank you Real Not Rare because that's exactly what what we are. Real, but NOT rare. There are thousands of people suffering just like me. I read these stories all the time and wonder if anything is ever going to get done about it. It's very sad!


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Cat Parker
Cat Parker

Wade, 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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