What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
Had blood and urine tests 2 days before J&J covid vaccine as part of routine physical. Tests results were all normal. 14 days after vaccine I could not stand or walk without falling. Went to emergency hospital, spinal tap confirmed Guillain-Barre. Within a day I was completely paralyzed. Respiratory failure, Afib, was in ICU on a ventilator for 9 days. Ivig and plasma infused while in ICU. Remained in hospital for acute care and physical therapy for 6 weeks until family could care for me at home. Family had to use a sling lift to move me from bed to wheelchair. Family did everything for me for 6 months until I could start moving and grooming on my own. Today, 20 months later, I wear legs braces and a cane to walk. The pain is non-stop. Head to toe. Paralysis comes and goes from head to toe. Everyday I am miserable, my life is changed forever. I hate myself for taking the vaccine.
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Which solutions were not helpful?
What would you like others to know?
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