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Vaccine Injury of Corey Boyett

What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?

I had a very full life before the vaccine destroyed it. I had a full-time job with a local municipality as a public servant and a part-time job providing architectural review. I had just finished renovating a house and was in master’s school. I am also a wife and mother. I enjoyed doing outdoor activities and renovating homes. I miss my old life and have little hope that I will ever be able to function on that level again.

The vaccine has impacted every aspect of my life. It has changed my life as a mother and wife. I was a successful professional that has lost her career. It has impacted my ability to hang out with friends, see family, go on trips, and do anything that involves walking for a period of time. If I overdo it, I immediately vomit and have to lie down for the rest of the day. I will also have pain and feel sick for several days, depending on how much I wanted to do. It is a mental struggle everyday. I try to push my body to do the things I want to do and get denied.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I received the J&J vaccine on August 31st, 2021. I waited for a while at the doctor’s office to see if I had a reaction after receiving the shot. Since I didn’t at that time, I went home and thought I was lucky. I was fine for the rest of the day and told all my friends and coworkers that I had received the vaccine with no side effects. My side effects began the following day, September 1st, 2021. When I woke up, I had a fever and headache together. I had muscle aches like when you have the flu and abdominal cramps like when you have a period. The symptom that sent me back to the doctor was bleeding gums. They did PT/INR and CBC tests, and they came back normal. My abdomen also started swelling, and it looked like I was eight months pregnant. The swelling got really bad, and then my left leg stopped working. On September 11th, 2021, I went to the Hospital Emergency Room. Everyone was worried that the inflammation was around my heart, and they were worried about blood clots. They checked for blood clots, and they didn’t find any. They did blood work in the hospital but could not find anything to help. The symptoms continued, and then my right index finger started swelling. On September 15th, 2021, it turned purple-blue. The doctors were worried I had an infection in my finger, so I went to the infection doctor. It was not an infection. I went to a finger specialist, and they cut my finger all up, and said it was connective tissue disorder. The finger is still stuck straight, discolored, and inoperable. The fever and all other symptoms were an everyday experience. I was admitted to the hospital by my PCP on October 4th with many symptoms. My D-Dimer was high, but nothing new was found by the hospital. I couldn’t get out of bed for many months. I was able to see a rheumatologist, and they said I had lupus and then changed that to lupus in evolution. I was able to hold onto my job in local government for a little while, but then they let me go. They said they would like to have me back when I am better. I was able to finish my master’s degree, but I can no longer hold a job that would require it.

I have continual blood in my urine, and my whole body continues to be inflamed. The latest diagnosis has been psoriatic arthritis. When I started taking Humira, things got much worse. I now have unidentified heart issues and skin issues. They are putting me back on Methotrexate. It has been over a year, and I would not consider myself better. I now have pain in my elbows, shoulders, hips, and feet. My neck hurts at the base of my skull. The vaccine seemed to have done something to my immune system, and I feel like everything that might have gone wrong in my 80s is happening now. While I cannot go for walks or do hardly anything I used to do, I am still alive for now, and I am grateful for every day.

My life is pretty sedate now. I can’t do too much, but I do what I can. I was lucky enough to find a flexible part-time job from home. I really hope by sharing my experience; someone may be helped. I also hope that there is a doctor out there somewhere that specializes in vaccine injury now and can help me and others try to get back to our everyday lives as much as possible.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

I started at my PCP, then: an infectious disease doctor, multiple rheumatologists, a gastrologist, an orthopedic surgeon, a dermatologist, a urologist for blood in the urine, a vascular doctor, and whoever else I saw in the hospital visits.

The rheumatologists diagnosed me with lupus. I met with a rheumatologist to review what to do for lupus and told my employer. Then they backtracked and said I have Lupus in Evolution. Which means I don’t have all the markers. I had many blood tests. My ANA would be positive on and off. My Double-stranded DNA was a high positive, and other blood tests were positive for inflammation. So that you know, lupus is protected, but Lupus in Evolution is not protected, so you can get let go from your job with no recourse. No one really knows what a vaccine reaction looks like, so you are on your own.

Since my finger was swollen and inoperable, they decided to cut it open and take samples. From the samples, I was diagnosed with connective tissue disorder.

The dermatologist diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis, October 2022.

-I have had every blood test you can imagine. I used to hate giving blood, but now I am a pro. These tests were for a variety of diseases, infections, and afflictions. Too many to list.

-Ultrasounds for blood clots and inflammation
-X-rays, Cat scans, MRIs -Echocardiograms
-Several EKGs
-Surgery on right index finger
-Colonoscopy and endoscopy

I wouldn't say that all of this was fully helpful. My white blood cell count is still high, my inflammation markers are still high. The doctors have been trying to eliminate issues but they still have no idea.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Methotrexate has helped, mostly with exhaustion. Plaquenil helped a little. Steroids, antibiotics, and diuretics didn’t do anything. I tried Humira, which did something to my heart. They said I had tachycardia from that but that did not explain why my heart heart stopped in the night a few times. For the last year they upped the dose of Methotrexate until my liver started to fail. Now they have me on Orencia. So for no no treatments have me fully functioning again. Some make it so I can get out of bed but that is it.

What would you like others to know?

The first thing would be not to vaccinate your kids until more information about the vaccine is known. Also, it would be nice if doctors knew more about the effects of the vaccines, so I could get some knowledgeable help. You also must be aware that you are on your own if you get sick. I have had a stable career all my life and thought that if I were to get sick or injured, there was a safety net. I paid extra for supplemental insurance for that reason. However, when the time came to use those insurances or get disability, I was denied because there was no understanding of vaccine injury. My health was fine before I took the vaccine and my life changed the very next day. I have filled out my information on this website because I saw the Unseen Crisis and would like help. I would like access to knowledgeable doctors and maybe have hope that I will feel better someday. I have most of my tests and medical history in pdf form. Please let me know if someone can help.

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