These are story’s that Senator Gerard Rennick (LNP Senator for Queensland) is posting on his FB page, while he can.
The problem with adverse reactions, is that almost nobody knows they are happening because of system scale censorship and suppression. But even when you are aware of the risks, you tend to only come across the breathtaking statistics.
In Australia alone there are TENs of THOUSANDs of injuries, and nobody wants to talk about them.
Not the media, not the government and not the medical establishment. The MGM Triad.
But this same group is happy to announce to the world “the tragic death of a 95 year old” who died WITH a PCR+ test.
But when it comes to Australians being killed and maimed by these genetic therapies, nobody will say a word.
But not Senator Rennick, he is telling the stories of these poor people who either believed their government that the jabs were safe, or were bullied into taking them.
Another tragic story from Cienna Knowles, a young 19 year old lady who has had an adverse reaction from her second Pfizer shot on Thursday night.
After being told no jab no job by her employer she reluctantly got the jab. Her employer is only giving her leave without pay despite telling her to get the jab.
She now has clots in her legs, stomach and lungs. Her heart is also under stress and she is now on medication. There is a risk that any of these clots could cause a stroke.
She has been told she cannot exercise for six months which is devastating for her as she has always been very active.
The hospital initially didn’t want to know about the adverse event reactions claiming it was underlying causes even though Cienna has never had any health issues previously.
Furthermore the hospital won’t report the adverse event leaving up to her distraught mother to do it.
In her own words on her Facebook page:
“Crazy how quickly I went from a super healthy 19yr old kid who’s never had any form of health issues ever. Working a full time job, training, and riding horses everyday. To having it all taken away from me after my second Pfizer vaccination. My lungs are full of blood clots & hearts under stress. My new normal of now having a pulmonologist dr, cardiologist dr, blood tests, full body scans, ultra sounds on my heart & lungs. Over a vaccination I got to do the right thing- & I never wanted to get because I was genuinely scared of running the risk. I wish I had never gotten it & I could have my healthy body back.”
2. From Candice
“This has been a hard story for me to write as I have always been pro-vaccination and will continue to be moving forward. I have my flu vaccination every year and have never experienced any adverse reactions from any other vaccines I have received throughout the years. I believe this vaccine is like no other and a review is required immediately to re-assess the health risks.
Prior to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, I was a very healthy/fit 38 year old female that ran and exercised 2-3 times per week and lived a healthy lifestyle. On the 28/8/2021, I had my 2nd Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. The day after the vaccine, I developed a headache, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes under my arms and flu like symptoms. On the 3rd day after the vaccine I woke through the night with heart palpitations and sweating. Throughout that day I went for a walk and experienced a very sharp pain across the upper and the left hand side of my chest. This lasted for approximately 20 minutes. That night I woke two times again with heart palpitations and sweating. I presented at the hospital the next day and they took blood tests. My bloods showed the Troponin enzyme that should be at ‘0’ as ‘2500’. This indicated damage to my heart.
After multiple tests it was determined through an MRI that I had developed Myopericarditis due to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. I was discharged from hospital 4 days later with medication to reduce the inflammation around my heart and was told I would not be able to run or exercise for around 3-6 months and will be under the care of a cardiologist for this period.
I was admitted to hospital a further 3 times within a 3 week period after the initial visit with issues associated to tachycardia, shaking uncontrollably, dizziness and blurred vision. The day after my 4th admission to hospital (3 weeks from 1st admission), I developed neurological side effects consisting of muscle twitches, pins and needles all over my body, numbness and night jolts that felt like my brain and body were being electrocuted from the inside.
These side effects are at their worst at night which makes it near impossible to sleep. I was referred to a Professor of Neurology and he conducted an assessment and determined that the side effects are due to my body’s immune response to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. I am currently being reviewed by my Neurologist on a weekly basis to determine the right treatment plan until the side effects hopefully dissipate. I have been prescribed multiple medications over the past weeks and are currently on prescribed medications that have been required to be increased each week due to the impact on my quality of life. These are also not without side effects”.
3. This is Roger
He also has Pityriasis Rubia Pilaris as a reaction.
Not pretty but very painful.
4. From Rhiannon
“I just wanted to post an update about my health at the moment. As some of you know, I have been fairly sick over the last month. I am sharing this news with people on my Facebook not to scare anyone but just because I wanted to let people know MY experience.
On the 13th of October this year I received my second Pfizer shot. The first one was fine, just a sore arm and at first I thought the second one was pretty much the same. 6 hours after my second dose, I had a sore arm and other than that, I felt pretty normal. 3 days after my shot I started to feel fatigued and more physically drained, I wasn’t sleeping well and overall I just started to feel shitty. Kind of like…tired and the onset of a cold. 5 days after my second shot and I had developed hot and cold flushes, diarrhoea and vomiting as well as chest/heart palpitations and shortness of breath. This went on for over a week. I was not contacted by anyone even though I had reported my symptoms to the clinical survey sent. 13 days after my second dose, I still felt absolutely shocking. I booked a doctors appointment on the 26th of Oct, after being told by family, friends and students from my tafe class that what I was experiencing was really worrying and I should have been contacted or checked out physically when the symptoms first started! My doctor recorded a resting heart rate of 115, high blood pressure and difficulty for air to pass through my lungs. He ordered me straight away to get a heart monitor, as I have developed a condition with symptoms similar to AF. I had previously not had any difficulty with this in the past. He also ordered a blood test which came back positive for D Dimer or…blood clots. Therefore I have had a CT scan and am currently awaiting results.
How am I feeling? Frustrated!! But overall I’m okay. It’s scary I’m not going to lie, these are major health issues and I had gotten my second Pfizer shot as a completely healthy 19yo female. Now I’m not doing so well.
What’s still happening now for me? (3rd of November 2021) I have chest pains and heart palpitations, I’m on medications to stop me from vomiting otherwise I still would be and my mobility is limited. I am exhausted very easily. I am on metropalol (idk how thats spelled lol) a beta blocker for my high heart rate but I am unable to take it until I get the heart monitor on the 17th of November. I am also seeing a cardiologist on the 22nd of November.
I am NOT an ANTI VAXER. I wanted to get the covid 19 vaccine BUT I wanted to wait. I have had all my other vaccines, flu shot, measles, tetanus ect and I have full faith in them. I wanted to wait for the covid vaccine because it is relatively new and as we all know, anyone who gets it is technically apart of a TRIAL! Do I believe it should be a choice to get the vaccine? 100% yes! Why? Because the vaccine does NOT stop the spread of covid. What it actually does is SUPPOSED to make the vaccinated INDIVIDUAL less likely to develop serious symptoms from contracting covid. NOTHING ELSE.
I am trying my best to remain positive and optimistic and myself and my doctor are hoping everything I have and am experiencing right now is only temporary and will one day pass. I will be incredibly upset if I become disabled for life (because that’s what this is! A disability!!) because I was doing the “right thing” by getting the jab.
No one told me what the severity of the symptoms COULD be. I was told to expect a sore arm and fatigue. Not a potential life long disability.
I stand by everyone’s opinion and choices about the vaccine but I do think this should be a choice, no matter how small the risk of serious implications from the jab may be. I personally am going to do everything in my power to become medically exempt from getting the booster shots.
(Photos if my arm after bloods and CT iodine dye injection)”
5. From Joey
“Almost 4 weeks since I received my second dose of Pfizer and ever since then I have been sick at home due to adverse reaction to the vaccine. This morning was admitted to hospital, thank God all in the clear regarding blood tests & chest xray. Need to have plenty of rest. Worst experience I have ever encountered when regarding any vaccine. Home now in bed. Diagnosis still put down to adverse reaction
I had to use up my sick leave .. and all my annual leave. So now all used up. All this because of no jab no job. I haven't been sick in years and still till day ever since the jab I have a flu like head cold voice sound sick, massive headaches, in bed all day all night sleeping as it makes me sleep. My right side face goes numb, I was slurring, legs wobbly. Back aches neck pain. It's just not normal.”
6. From Jas
“My Pfizer vaccine caused Gillian Barre and possible Neuroma (I have an MRI with dye soon)
Day 1, 2 and 3 Pfizer jab 1 vomiting, migraine, myalgia
Day 6 I stood up to go to the beach and get an ice cream and my legs collapsed underneath me. I ended up 6 days in Royal North Shore Neurology Ward.
I was sleeping on average 3hrs per night after my first shot.
Because they told me they didn’t think it was the vaccine, I went and got a second vaccine
The neurologist ignored my mention of the vaccine and said it was most likely a functional neurological disorder due to depression. I said it was definitely not depression, because I’ve had it in the past and know the signs and had felt very happy lately, sociable and organising zoom parties with my friends and going for daily walks. He said “we will let our psych team decide that”.
After one hour with the pysch team doctor there, he also confirmed I wasn’t depressed and doing quite well.
About 3 days before I left hospital the Myalgia started again, a mix of centralised, muscular and Nueropathic pain. Tingling, like I was being electrocuted with shocks through my arms and legs
Then all my symptoms got worse 1.5 hours roughly sleep per night, all my old injuries amd surgery sites were in intense pain, difficulty walking downstairs and in any elevated surface. The pain I had was intense, some nights unbearable. It’s now been about 3 months, am still recovering.
They believe that my central nervous system was already overactive due to a connective tissue disease I was born with and that the vaccine places too much pressure on my central nervous system, causing my immune system to attack parts of my body it wasn’t supposed to and cause inflammation”
7. From Tammy
“I really wanted to hold off on posting this until I had a comprehensive diagnosis, but this constant barrage of ‘Get Vaccinated to Save Lives’ by the powers that be, is becoming too much for me to sit back and watch. So here is the story (so far).
On 19th October, I had my second Pfizer Vaccine. I suffered the normal aches, pains and flu like symptoms for 24 hours after that. Thinking I was out of the woods, on 22nd October, I was woken up by an intense ‘indigestion’ like pain, which further progressed into vomiting lots of pink (and later blood). I called 13 Health, who advised I go to hospital. I drove myself to hospital. As a constant reflux/heartburn sufferer, the only thing that was new was the pink vomit.
When I got to hospital, the drs began an array of different tests, which eventually indicated that my heart was suffering injury. The Dr proceeded to tell me I was about to have a heart attack. He was Wrong. My levels were on their way back down, so more than likely, I had just had a heart attack.
The next day, I celebrated my 35th Birthday in hospital. I spent a week in hospital with multiple different tests which also diagnosed an inflammation in my heart, called Myocarditis. A known side effect of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
Last week alone, the TGA of Australia, recognised 60 cases of this condition, caused by these vaccines. The original stats being provided by the government were far lower than these actual figures.
There’s more to the story, but that’s to be continued, when I know it all myself!”
8. From Ash
“Gday guys I just thought I’d take a minute to thank you all again for the well wishes, but more importantly elaborate on what happened to me yesterday.
I woke up fine at 5:30am to start the day
By 8 I had a niggling little pain in my chest under my sternum
By 9:30 I was almost on the deck holding my chest with some of the worst pain I’ve ever felt
At 10am I was in the ambulance getting morphine shots and angina pills under my tongue
By the time I got to the hospital I had stabilised and was kept in emergency for 4 hours where I received multiple blood tests, blood pressure checks every 15 minutes, chest X-rays, and a few anti inflammatory needles (that hurt)
After all the results come back I was told by the doctor I had developed pericarditis which is swelling and inflammation of the sack that my heart sits in.
So I asked how this happened and the doctors exact words were ‘did you have the Pfizer vaccine??’
After I replied yes he continued to say that normally pericarditis is caused my an infection in the body but my blood results showed no sign of infection anywhere.
After multiple phone calls to Melbourne cardiologists The doctor later told me that my heart condition I have developed was a direct side effect of the Pfizer vaccine (I’ve only had one dose)
And this reaction is seen more and more often in men in their 30’s
I thought these vaccines were supposed to be safe??
It didn’t feel very safe when I was being treated by the Ambos looking at the terrified looks on my daughters’ faces.
It doesn’t feel very safe that I’ll now be out of work for 6 weeks minimum
And it doesn’t feel very safe now that I have to have more tests on my heart next week to make sure I’m not getting worse.
And before anyone gets in their high horse and says it’s not caused by the vaccine I have it written down in black and white from 2 seperate doctors.
The reason I’m sharing this is because I’ve had heaps of messages telling me people have heard of plenty of blokes who have had similar reactions to the vaccine but you never hear about it on the news or on social media so if my story can help someone somehow then I’ll continue to share it.
Tell me I’m wrong Dan Andrews.”
This is from Faiths mum Tania who until getting her second Pfizer shot was a very active 16 year old girl. Now she struggles to get out of bed each day.
Just to add there has been times when she has barely been able to eat and drink because of her abdominal pains. She is experiencing severe Uticaria (see below in comments). She has had to wait up to 11 hours in the emergency department at times. The doctor said it is better than getting COVID.
“This is my daughter Faith.
Earlier this year (she’s 16) but 10 weeks ago she had her second Pfizer jab and within a week she had excruciating abdominal pain and hospital stays , I asked and asked about the injections and was told it couldn’t be that , she even had her appendix out! Still no better.
We are now 10 weeks on and she hasn’t been able to go to school and her work this whole time. She has always been very active.
They finally admitted last week that it was the jab.
They say this could last weeks or months……..they just don’t know.
This may mean she will not get clearance for a job she planned to do.
This is very tough for a 16 year old to deal with.”
Wishing you a speedy recovery Faith and thanks for sharing your story.
Update on Faith from her Mum Tania yesterday
Faiths actually getting worse the last couple of days and I’m struggling to control her pain with what medications I have for her, we are taking it hour by hour as we really don’t want to go to the Launceston General Hospital if we can help it.
Came to the hospital at 4:30 and they are now looking at here kidneys to see if she has an infection, the very young doctor has said he’s not sure what else they can do as she’s been tested for everything weeks ago, they have ordered and ultrasound, taken blood and we are just sitting in the waiting room for them to take her to test. They have given her pain meds and nausea medication.
The head doctor tonight couldn’t even say anything about the jab she was quite arrogant and explained that they have run so many test that there is nothing more they could do to help, so staying would be no use or benefit.
I explained that we are struggling to keep her pain under control but she said Faith needs a pain specialist…..
After six hours we still didn’t get the ultrasound.
They also gave us prescriptions for sleeping tabs and Endone ( pain relief) BUT the pharmacy’s were all closed so we left with nothing. The very young doctor who was running the test did say before we left that he was sorry he couldn’t do more to help and he also said he had seen many people who have had adverse reaction to the vaccinations.”
10. This is Nat’s story
One on one interview with Talija Raffone (known as Nat) about her severe adverse reactions.
Doctors cannot give exemption to second dose and now she must take it up with the medical board.
Here is her TikTok account so you can see her before and afters. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSejaHBP5/
If you would like to support Nat in anyway please contact her or please help her finance her recovery here https://www.paypal.me/natalieraffone
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My name is Janelle crawford
I am a environmental working in aged care facility in Victoria
I had a reaction to the first Pfizer 10+ seizures and 3 weeks to recover but for my job and NSW health would not recognise the first reaction.
I had to have the second as it was mandated in age care.
20+ seizures where I stoped breathing was the start -that was the start of June
I’m and now on WorkCover as I’m and not able to work
I had to go into rehab to lean to walk and be self-sufficient again, so much more happened from vertigo, my heart -way to much to put here.
I have been told this might be it for me I’m still need physio to try and help get my balance back and other physio.
I am 46 and my life has been irreversibly damaged all thanks to something I should have been allowed to say no to the second one .
Thank you for your time”
12. From Lachlan
“Thanks Dan Andrews your mandated vaccine that I had to have in order to work and support my family resulted in this. Again, I was one of the healthiest people I know, young, strong. Haven’t even had a cold in a decade. If I got COVID I am 100% sure I would’ve fought it off. Instead 2 days after my shot I come down with appendicitis and am rushed to the hospital for surgery. How can this man be out of prison, let alone be allowed to run a state. And before any of you do gooders that jumped in my last post about this come to the defence of him, have a read of this article from the USA governments Centre for Disease Control website. Here I’ll take a screen shot for you too. Like I’ve said previously, I fully support the vaccine program for those who feel they need it/want it, but mandating it to healthy people like myself? This just show what can happen. https://www.cdc.gov/.../info.../pfizer/reactogenicity.html”
13. Megs story
“On Monday the 25th of October I had my 1st Pfizer vaccine. These past 5 days I have been to hospital twice and I have prayed because I honestly thought I was going to die at one point. I’ve experienced;
A racing heart, 2 different types of chest pain, nausea, extremely shaky limbs, breathlessness, lethargy, no appetite, foggy brain, stomach pain, neck pain, sternum pain, fuzzy sight, dry mouth and feeling completely washed out. It is now Saturday (day 5) and I still am shaky, short of breath and heavy in the chest. If I stand and walk around too long I get quite unstable and feel like I may faint.
Never in my life have I felt this unwell. I’ve cried on the phone to my Mum, on my husbands shoulder, petrified that my life or my body won’t be the same.
I’ve lodged my ‘side effects’ with the TGA today and if you have experienced anything I urge you to as well.
Thankfully my tests/chest X-ray/bloods have come back clear however, it’s still such a worry I feel this way though with no answers of how long it may last for.
I’m in no way an anti vaxxer, my children and myself are all up to date with their vaccines, I did although have a serious element of worry about getting this vaccine. So many what ifs surrounding it but against my gut instincts at the time, I did what I thought was best for myself and my family.
Because of that decision, I now sit here and worry that I might have permanent issues and that’s scary. If you have had any effects from this vaccine, please message me but also please report them so they can work towards providing something a little more researched and safer for everyone.
My husband and family members have received it with little to no side effects. I am just unfortunate.”
14. This is Brad’s story
Brad struggles to talk. He has improved from this video but can’t talk for long.
Brad can’t work and with a family of 5 to feed, Brad and Julie are worried about losing their house.
“My husband brad had the AstraZeneca approx 8 weeks ago and within the first wek had massive headaches couldn’t get out of bed and on the 8th day had tingling in left side of body and pain in head.
He was taken to hospital and his left side neurological was effected and still is today ..
he has speech problems contest pain his head and can’t work or drive a car.
He can’t get talk without a stutter and doctors will not help and he has been to hospital twice and had a fall and blacked out and had a bad bump to the head.
Nuroligist said it could of happened with any vaccine but won’t give him an exception but how could he have another vaccine when he is now like a stroke victim.
There is no income and a family of 5 .
We might need to sell out house to survive”
From Sue who had to overcome a deal of pain to get this message out.
“Hi my name is Sue this is my story.
4 months ago I was told to get the jab for work not wanting it but needed it for work so went to doctors and without any questions from doctor sent me to nurse to get it done knowing full well I have guiltman disease.
I went down extremely fast and was completely paralysed to the point couldn't talk walk or have feelings to go to toliet my pottassiam dropped to an all time low nearly unconscious .Ambulance been rang and rushed in ive spent weeks in hospital with people in with same problems.
Was discharged in wheelchair only to return back ten days later with pottassiam dropped to death level kept saying was from jab but only to be told by jnr doctors know has nothing to do with it my pottassiam had again dropped from 4.6 to very low levels so back on heart monitors again and various ivs
got my speech back but no feelings in left arm nor legs .discharged after a lengthy stay again I did post on a fb site which my doctor found and had a phone link up for medical reasons to be threatened if I didn't take it down couldn't treat me anymore so I did .4 months later I'm in and all the time .
I was riding nearly every day and working very physically demanding work before this .I had to have catherder as I was paralysed the pain was extremely excruciating so was on all sorts of pain killers. Today 4 months on I am walking some days still have no feeling in left hand brain fog memory problems and sight problems im on 4800 mgs of pottassiam a day and still end up on drips .I'm speaking out now as I was silenced before but no more .
I still have black outs falling down stairs or getting out of bed to find ive got no feelings in my legs and fall.excuse my writing as ive have problems with speech and something not quite right I miss words .
And now told I have to have vaccination again I can't I believe I would die or end up a vegetable 12 months ive been told to be able to recover what to risk it again ive been told that my last visit to doctors that I will no get another exemption
well no income coming in and can't work anyway let alone go shopping my parents and brother have been helping me picking me off floors and ringing ambulances for me seizures in hospital shaking uncontrollable to the point its frighting for my children which I can no longer look after no help from ndis as doctors won't diagnose as they have to admit fault to jab I could go on and on .I just people need to know it does affect people in many different ways.”
“My kids, Jack, Abbey and I spoke about them getting the vaccine. With Jack 20yrs and Abbey 17yrs, I didn't want to pressure them, I let them make their own decision. They both said that they wanted to be allowed to go out, to travel the world and live their lives, just like the rest of us, so I booked them in.
They both had their 1st pfizer vaccine on 15 Sept. Both felt perfectly fine apart from a sore arm.
Their 2nd vaccine was Tuesday, 12 Oct. Both Jack and Abbey felt 'off' that afternoon and went to bed early. Jack woke up the next morning feeling a bit like he was getting the flu. Again, normal reaction.
By the evening he was feeling okay, apart from a bit of tightening in his chest. It felt worse when he woke up the next morning, along with some pain and a fast heartbeat, but nothing really major. I had a regular appointment with my doctor at midday and mentioned it to him. He advised us to go to emergency at the hospital just to make sure.
At the hospital, (Sunshine Coast University Hospital) they saw Jack straight away. Bloods and ECG pointed to myocarditis. His heart enzymes were at a very high level. Should have been 1 or 2 but were sitting at 3700. They admitted him straight to the cardiac unit.
After an echocardiogram (ultrasound) they diagnosed Jack with Myo-pericarditis. Inflammation of the heart muscle and the lining of the heart. Jack has absolutely no other underlying conditions, so confirmed that it was caused from the vaccine. Apparently it's very rare, but nurses told us that they had seen a few young people in the past few weeks. Apparently we have more of a chance of getting this condition if we contract Covid-19 and could have been so much worse if we'd left it. Who knows what could have happened?
The next few days were a blur! Anti inflammatory meds, many, many blood tests, heart monitoring and constant stress and worry. Enzymes continued to reduce with medication and Jack started to feel better. On Tuesday afternoon, he had an MRI.
We received the results on Wednesday morning. Still a little bit of fluid around the heart, but no permanent damage or scarring. Enzymes had gone right down. Jack was so lucky!
He got the all clear to go home. We packed everything up and the cardiologist requested one more blood test just to make sure.
Another bombshell. His liver enzymes had risen and were 10x higher than they should be. Sitting at 510 when they should have been 40-50. We now needed to see a liver specialist and there was no way that Jack was going home.
More blood tests and an ultrasound yesterday. Results this morning. Jack's liver is fine, enzymes were trending down. Dr said that the medication he was on was very unlikely to cause liver damage. Again, the vaccine was the blame, although very rare.
After 9 days in hospital, my beautiful boy is finally home, he's one of the lucky ones, and I thank the Universe for bringing him back to us safely and for not letting me completely lose my marbles! Maybe that will happen later
We are not anti-vaxxers. We want to keep us and others safe from getting this terrible virus, but we also want to be able to have the freedom of speech to speak up about what happened and not be 'shut down'.
Please feel free to use my story for whatever you may need.
Have a beautiful day
17. Nichola’s Story
“So this is me yesterday at the Alfred hospital. After 8 days of feeling really crap having given into the pressure of getting vaccinated.
This is me having an ecg on my heart, and waiting for a chest X-ray and Bloods to be taken and possible further screening of my lungs incase of possible bloodclots.
I was vaccinated on a Monday and instantly felt awful. To say I felt drained is an understatement. By the Thursday and Friday my chest felt as though someone was sitting on it and I couldn’t even run in small stints with the dog, Friday night I had crushing pain in my chest and my left arm went numb. I decided to ride the pain out as I didn’t want to “burden the healthcare system” but by Saturday and Sunday I was having stabbing pains in the centre of my chest every 2 minutes for hours. My back felt terrible too, right where my lungs sit and monday morning I woke up to stabbing, throbbing pains in my heart.
I finally decided to go to the hospital and whilst I sat there after I’d been triaged 10 people came in in the space of around 20 minutes and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM had the exact same symptoms as me and all had had doses of Pfizer. I could hear each conversation crystal clear so I’m just relaying what I heard. One guy had been in two weeks ago after his first jab and had been referred to a cardiologist and was back again with the same pains in his chest he was 20!
Now let be clear, this is a vaccine I did not want. But having spent a massive chunk of my life savings just living during these 260 days of lockdown and being told I wouldn’t be able to work, be a part of society and just live without being bullied, segregated and discriminated against I caved. Now As I’m writing this I have stabbing pains in my heart and left side of my boob as well as the centre of my chest. I’m shaking with heart palpitations and feel exhausted. The doctor told me that I had had a reaction to the vaccine and many people have come in with the exact same symptoms as mine having had Pfizer but 98-99% were usually ok and that a lot of side effects are coming out as it is a “new vaccine in the very early stages”. I was sent home after extensive testing and told to rest and take Panadol. Today the pain has moved to the left side of my boob and mainly around my heart. I went for a walk in the fresh air today and felt totally drained after. Life right now is really quite difficult and I am quite scared!
So in the space of 8 days I went from being super fit and healthy, non smoker, non drinker extremely active to daily heart and lung pain which ranges from crushing pain to stabbing, and the most extreme fatigue I’ve ever felt because I went against everything I believe in to stop people in society shunning and judging me.
Please think again before you attack someone’s choices. If someone has vaccine hesitancy then don’t berate them. The risks of vaccine Injury are real and the numbers of adverse reactions are probably way higher than we know. All because you were ok after your jabs, doesn’t mean others will be! Let’s hope I feel better soon. But nobody can tell me that because there is not one shred of data to say how this ends for me!”
Before taking the vaccine Ingi Doyle was a competitive triathlete. This is her story.
“14 days after my second jab all hell broke lose, this is my story:
Covered up with long sleeved, loose clothing. My skin-on-bone body does not feel real in my head. But every so often, I catch an unwanted glimpse of myself in the mirror and cry. Loosing 12-14 kg of myself suddenly, is not pretty.
After a lovely ski holiday in July, I was waiting for my luggage to arrive, when I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my lower abdomen and lower back. During the hour-long drive home, it got a lot worse. Being Sunday evening, I thought I’ll sleep it off till the morning. However, it was getting bad near midnight, so off to emergency we went. By now, we both thought I must have appendicitis… oh, how I wish it was!
This was during COVID lockdown, so Scott was not allowed to come in with me. I was quickly attended to and assessed. Sent off for a scan, then to be greeted by a team of foreign faces of doctors who introduced themselves and in the next breath told me I had a dissected Aorta. At this moment, I started to feel very scared. I did not in my state of pain, understand fully what they were trying to explain to me. I asked if Scott could please join me, but I was denied anyone to come to support me. I vaguely remember calling him and trying to explain the situation, but I did a bad job, and he was starting to freak out. A dissected Aorta sound to me like a death sentence. I was again sent off for a different scan, so they could pick up more details. It was confirmed, a dissected Aorta from below the renal arteries, down to the iliac branch. The one thing I remember most was that I was told, I was not going home anytime soon. Before daylight hours, I had various medical teams popping in, talking what felt like a foreign language to me. It was all a blur.
Later that morning, I was sent to a ward. Little did I know that this was now, going to be my place of residence, for most of the next 2 months. During my first 24 hours, I think I had every scan and blood test possible, under the sun. I was in and out of my room like a yoyo. They were looking for a cause and signs of disease. The urgency of it all compounding my anxiety. Compounded further by still being unable to have any visitor support. This was a scary time, as the seriousness of what had struck me, set in. I was started on BP, Stroke, cholesterol, blood thinning, painkillers, and nausea medications. I had within 48 hours seen so many different medical teams, I had lost count of who was who. I learnt that there was no obvious reason why this had happened to me, and I had them all puzzled how someone at my age, so fit and healthy, living a fitness and health-based lifestyle, would be struck by this. I also learnt that they found a condition called FMD (Fibro Muscular Dysplasia), in my posterior neck arteries. This is a condition I had never heard of but apparently it is likely I have had it all my life. They found a small dissection on my left side, but I was told it was unrelated as it looked all healed over and old. Of course, they looked high and low for other signs of FMD in all the common places but found none.
One night before lockdown ended, I broke down and cried. The lovely nurse who was looking after me, organised an exemption for Scott to visit that evening. Finally, I felt I had my team with me. Someone to help absorb the incoming information, and to pass it on to my family and friends on the outside. Someone who loves me and asked all the questions I could not think of. Over the weekend, I had my amazing children visiting me as well, as lockdown was over. After an additional few nights on the ward, I was sent home to manage my new condition with medication as well as strict instructions not to elevate my HR or BP. Was this my new life now?
Two weeks at home adjusting to a very slow way of living. The thoughts running through my head were “only until follow up scan”, “it’s not forever”, “I will be back doing the things I love”. I was staying as positive as I possibly could. Vey short walks each day kept me sane. I felt positive walking to the hospital for my follow up scan. However, once back home, I got a phone call asking me to come straight back to emergency …. I was devastated…
This time I was send to ICU. Again, the various teams of doctors where rotating fast, explaining that I had a hematoma developed above my dissection, getting very close to the renal arteries. Not a good result. They were getting ready for surgery. I was about to get a new piece of Aorta with new arteries to kidneys. A massive graft. This was on a Wednesday afternoon. I spent the weekend there, being closely monitored. Monday, it was show time!! For me, Monday was non-existent. Not for my poor family. They endured 12 hours of waiting before hearing any news. It was a huge surgery, that left me with a nasty scar and a pressure sore on my backside. After the 12 hours, I was kept asleep for another 6 or so hours. I had been warned about waking with a breathing tube but was told I wouldn’t remember it. They were wrong! I woke hearing voices; I felt the tube but was able to breath myself with it. It seemed to be forever when they were pulling at it, while I was awake trying to breath around it. It was a horrible experience. After seemingly an eternity, they finally started to get it out. I remember gagging and coughing, and after that I don’t remember much. The next week can only be described as a living hell. I have vivid memories of being in ICU. Feeling sick all the time. Not eating, as I was hooked to tubes of food. My Kidneys, bowel and liver had stopped working as during surgery as the blood supply was cut for some time. The risk of living without kidney function and/or bowel function forever was an ever-present terrifying reality. The heavy drugs I was given made me hallucinate badly. I was hearing voices, seeing things, thoughts of conspiracy against me, freaking out at nights. I lost time and days. One experience has stuck with me. This was when they were putting in an epidural for pain relief. I had a moment of clarity before they began, as I was on this constantly moving air bed. It was set to move to reduce pressure sores. I recall shouting out to the nurse to switch the bed off. The last thing I wanted during this delicate procedure around my spinal cord, was the bed to start moving. The procedure took a very long time. I was in a lot of pain and the little tube, got stuck and wouldn’t go in properly. They had about 6 inches to feed into my spine I was told. I remember shaking badly and was continuously told to stay still. Then, in the middle of it all, the bed started to move! I have always been very appreciative and respectful to all staff who has cared for me, and I would never dream of being rude. But I lost it! I am not proud of it, but I swore and cursed at the person trying to help me. I guess pain and anxiety got to me.
Every day my beautiful children and Scott were by my side as much as they were allowed to be. Those moments were the highlights! I also had some incredible nurses caring for me around the clock. There were many moments when I thought, I was not going to make it through this. Several times I just felt like I just couldn’t go on and asking the doctors if I was going to die was commonplace in my new hell. I was being rolled from side to side to stay off my pressure sore. I was being washed in the bed. I was fed by a tube. All dignity gone. My kidneys were hooked up to dialysis. I was trying different drugs for pain to get away from hallucinations. At the end of my ICU stay I was allowed to drink and eat liquids. This proved to be a real struggle. My stomach would not accept much. I spend a lot of time bringing back up what I worked so hard at getting down. I also had the misfortune of experiencing two vasovagal attacks, fainting, and leaving me unconscious for a short while. After successfully getting on the walking frame with the physios and moving slowly up the corridor it was decided I was ready to go to a ward. Goodbye ICU, 2 weeks there, was plenty enough!
The surgery had been a success. My failing kidneys were nursed back slowly with regular dialysis. My liver function improved. Continuous blood tests and reassuring scans over the next week made me feel positive. Flowers and visitors cheered me up. I was allowed to eat anything now, but this was my main struggle. I just couldn’t eat or drink much at all. My weight had now started to plummet, and I was feeling weak rather than sore. The nutritionist team, that is still supporting me, kept a close eye on me. Short walks up and down the corridor, plus trying to get as much food into me as possible, became my daily routine. The one thing I couldn’t shake was the constant nausea and an oversized belly. My abdomen was huge, pushed out like a tight drum skin ready to pop. I looked like I was 9 months pregnant. The renal team kept trying to get fluid off me, but all it did at the end was dehydrate me without moving the fluid off my belly. 14 litres had been removed from me, but my belly persisted and wouldn’t budge. After 8 nights, I was deemed well enough to go home. I still couldn’t eat very much, and the constant nausea was still there. Also, a crippling neck pain had developed after they removed the final central line coming out of my neck. It was replaced with a Permacath, that was put in for dialysis use only.
Once home, I had to continue dialysis as an outpatient. 3 times over the next week, 5 hrs each visit. At my first follow up, my neck was really playing up. I had the doctors concerned. So much that I was called into to emergency that same night for an emergency scan. This was a rather scary experience. Imagine a VIP getting the royal treatment. But the treatment is a rushed entry to ED. My arrival was expected, I did not have to wait even for one minute. All my details were on their screens ready to go. Within minutes, I was hooked up to machines, blood taken and rushed into the CT scan. As my kidneys were only just starting back, I had to sign a special permission slip to be able to have the dye. They weighed up the risks and benefits and deemed it worthwhile. This gave us both a big fright, as the last thing we could cope with right now, was another setback. In true VIP style, the results were interpreted very quickly, and I was declared safe and stable. No further issues at all! I think both Scott and I had held our breaths throughout that whole ordeal.
Over the next few days at home, my belly did not get any smaller, and the renal team was getting more and more concerned. The great part was that my kidneys had kicked in more and more and the decision to stop the dialysis for a week as a trial, was made. Try for a moment and understand the anxiety of waiting for weeks to see if you’re going to spend the rest of your life living on dialysis. What a relief. After only a few days off dialysis, a young doctor decided to investigate my belly further. More scans and x rays. I was off to see the liver specialist next. It was decided that my belly was full of fluid caused by a leak from my lymphatic system. I was called back into hospital for another vacation…. This time, they put a drain in my waistline, guided by ultrasound. After six hours, 3 full bags of Chyle, had poured out of me. 6 litres, just from my belly. I can’t describe how amazing it felt to lose all that pressure on my organs, ribcage, and spine. I felt like I was melting away. I learnt that Chyle is made in the lymphatic system every time you eat fat, and its purpose is to move the fat away. As it turns out, my lymphatic system was damaged during surgery, and a small leak had caused my belly to fill up. Each time I ate something with fat in it, it would leak into my belly. The best cure for this, is to be on a no-fat-diet, to allow the leak to heal naturally. I was again getting advice from the nutritionists. By now, my weight was 53-54 kg. I had lost so much weight. A no-fat-diet just seemed absurd as I already looked and felt completely anorexic. After 4 more nights on the ward, I was again sent home with strict diet instructions and follow up appointments booked. Ha, sticking to this diet was incredibly difficult. The good part here was that my nausea finally subsided. The neck pain still made my head fuzzy and kept me up at night.
The following week I had a follow up appointment with the liver specialist. It was decided I start reintroducing fats in my diet, while keeping a close eye on my belly. This is where I am now, as I write this. It all seems ok. I feel like I have turned a corner and finally have a little more energy. I have started to do some short walks around our lake. I have even been out of the house for a couple of short trips. I still have a very long way to go. Each day, as the day progresses, I get tired, and my stomach is bloated and unsettled. It kind of resets itself each night, as I feel better when I wake up. I do wake up a few times each night. Sometimes all sweaty, sometimes just restless. As my haemoglobin is low, I need to inject myself once a week to boost it. This is a job for Scott, as there is no way I could do that myself. It is only for a few weeks, until things go back to normal.
Overall, I am progressing in the right direction. We are hoping for smooth sailing from here. Eight weeks after surgery this week. I do have some follow ups coming up within the next two weeks and I am having ongoing treatments for my neck, which is improving each time. My now, very thin body is all about getting more energy onboard so I can start rebuilding. Today, as I walked around the lake, I listened to my running music. It was emotional and uplifting at the same time. As I glance at my shadow and see this stick like silhouette, I tear up. But I am determined, no matter how long it takes, to get back to being me.”
19. From Taylah Spiteri
“On Saturday the 25th of September I thought I was doing the “right thing” and went and got the Pfizer vaccine.
The past 4 weeks have felt like a nightmare I can’t wake up from!
I was a perfectly healthy 21 year old female who had no underlying health conditions.
Since getting the vaccine I have been in and out of hospital, doctors, cardiologist appointments and have had every test under the sun repeated at least twice and still no answers!
I can not get up off my bed, I struggle to sit up in a chair! My body is tachycardic all the time and I’m in constant pain.
The doctors have put me on beta blockers to reduce the symptoms however they make me feel dizzy, lightheaded and just generally unwell.
I have permanent damage to my body that is going to affect me for the rest of my life from a vaccine I was forced to get!
I am recieving no income at the moment as I am physically and mentally not able to work and have not been provided with any further assistance.
Someone needs to stand up and take responsibility for these side effects. There are so many people suffering similar adverse reactions and nothing is being done.
This vaccine has physically, mentally, and emotionally destroyed not only my health but my whole life.
I understand why so many people have gotten vaccinated as I was one of you who thought they were doing the right thing.The government needs to acknowledge that there is severe and quite common adverse reactions and they aren’t being spoken about enough!