Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Im retired but Staying active. I like to work with my hands. I build benches, do gardening, I like walking my dog Taz, and like spending time with family.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
GBS started with being very tired. Then knees and ankles were buckling. Then I became paralyzed from feet to hips, then hands all in about one week. Then in the ER they told me I had a stroke.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
Nothing. Just doctor’s visits, I’m in a wheelchair, and my independence is gone. I have to depend on others for everything. Pain is constant and everything is a struggle.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
I was diagnosed with GBS.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I reported to the doctors and VAERS. Nothing. My wife reported to the CDC and FDA. No response either. J&J has requested my medical records. Then on the phone they asked about systems, and when I told them they stopped texting me.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
I am still paralyzed.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
You have better odds of recovering when getting bitten by a shark or struck by lighting, than to get this.