What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
I got the shot on the 13th of March. A week later I got really sick, severe headache and vomiting for several days. Went to the ER, they didn't take it seriously and sent me home. 5 days later I collapsed because I had a severe hemorrhagic stroke and my left side got paralyzed. I was rushed to the hospital for an emergency craniotomy (brain surgery), then they discovered the pulmonary embolisms. I spent a month in the hospital before being transferred to a rehab clinic. I spent 3 months there as inpatient and another 3 months as outpatient before being allowed to go home. I was completely paralyzed on the left side, but I relearned how to stand, sit and walk again. I walk relatively well but my arm and hand function are ruined. I can't stretch my fingers or fully stretch my arm. I did improve my hand function which allowed me to get another 3 months of outpatient therapy. I can now put my hair in a ponytail and I can knit again! My stroke has been officially diagnosed as being caused by astrazeneca. It's the side effect VITT. Low platelets and thrombosis.
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