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Vaccine Injury of Jill Alesi

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

I worked as a publisher for a world renowned satellite communications media organization, often traveling worldwide for conferences. I have three beautiful daughters who I visited often across the United States as they worked on the individual educational goals.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

In 2021 I had my first Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine. It was not, however, until after the J&J booster shot in November of 2021 that my symptoms first began. My symptoms rapidly developed, with so much confusion and distress in the following two years as I underwent surgery after surgery, blood draw after blood draw, in an attempt to discover why I was experiencing excruciating pain no one else could seem to see or understand. I felt nothing short of insane. Finally in late 2023, after undergoing a nerve biopsy in my ankle, I was officially diagnosed with CIDP. Since then I have undergone multiple IVIG treatments in the hopes of slowing further degeneration of my nerves. The outlook is frightening. I have been given a layout of what my future life looks like, and I am scared for myself and my family. As an independent contractor, I was terminated from my job recently and have no way to continue funding treatment nor a way to support my daughters. This has taken nearly all of my independence and stability.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

I am in dire need of financial and emotional support. For two years I battled feelings of insanity, where this invisible sickness attacked under my skin and no one could understand how I could be in so much pain yet they could see no physical change. I am swamped in medical bills, but my only hope at defending against the further destruction of my nerves is to keep getting IVIG and hoping for more research and treatments to become available.

What would you like others to know?

Others experiencing symptoms of CIDP are not alone and they are not crazy. This disease is debilitating and all consuming. There is no "pushing through it" or ignoring it. Your every nerve is a live wire and it is excruciating. I hear you. I see you. Keep fighting for an answer and solution, it will come despite how hopeless it may seem.

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