In 2013, I contracted the H1N1 strain of flu. I was deathly ill (pneumonia) but survived. The only other time I had flu was in 1997 in which I also had pneumonia.
In 2014, not knowing any different and fearing a return of what I had experienced in 2013, I went to my family doctor, (now retired) and requested a flu shot. Within 1 minute of receiving the shot, I felt like a volcano had erupted inside my body. I got home and for 3 days I ended up being fatigued and sleeping a lot.
Within 1 week, I started exhibiting Cellulitis in my right ear. I didn’t know of course, what it was because I had never had it before but it was a Sunday night, my ear was bright red and severely painful to the touch. At 6:00 the following morning, I went down to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto and saw a doctor in the E.R. He pronounced Cellulitis and informed me that had I waited, it would have travelled to my eye. He told me to go straight down to the pharmacy, get the RX and take 2 pills immediately and go home and not lay on the ear.
I subsequently went to my family doctor the next day and told her that the flu shot had given me this (I was bright enough to go online and look up the side effects of the flu shot and sure as hell, there it was printed in black and white under adverse reactions.) I was livid. I was stating this in a very loud voice and all the doctor said was “Ssshhhh, the people out in the waiting room can hear you”. My mouth was open in disbelief. That’s all she cared about – that others may not take the shot.
I had 3 subsequent rounds of antibiotics because the ear is avascular. I was also told that this may reoccur because the ear is one of those places that the bacteria can hang out in and re-infect.
For this reason, I will NEVER take another flu shot. I am certain now, beyond a doubt, that this shot did other things to my body and sped up Fibro Myalgia which I had never been diagnosed but I self-diagnosed years ago. It has taken me 6 years to not be in pain all the time and only have episodes when I over-exercise.
I had one of my pets die within 2 hours of his “shots”. Another reacted within 1 hour with Severe Respiratory Distress and for these reasons, I refuse to have my animals vaccinated. The baby vaccinations caused severe allergies in two of them, another lost all his teeth because it kicked in a genetic disease that only Siamese breeds have and one other has mobility issues. Only one out of five of them is relatively disease free. And I pay dearly for the allergy medications.
I am totally anti-vax because of knowledge and experience. I find it a travesty that children are subjected to almost 72 shots. Gardasil being the worst. And now Covid coming down the pipe.
Thank you to Susan for letting us share her story.