Hi, my name is Eddie. I am 50-years-old and from Queens, NY. I am a court officer for the State. Prior to the jab, I was an active husband and father to four-year-old twin boys. I could run, bike ride, and lift both of my twins at the same time. I’m from Ecuador but have lived in NY for a long time and have seen many events transpire during my time as a police officer.
When Covid hit, I was initially fearful of catching it and giving it to my family, so I took precautions during the quarantine to stay healthy. My job could be done through video conferencing and we were told not to wear masks. When we became more involved with the public, we were told that we would have to take the Covid jab or we would not be allowed to come to work and would later face termination.
On the 28th of September, I was deemed unfit to work because I wasn’t jabbed and I was told to go home. I had about six months of time saved up to use, and I thought by then the crisis and jab requirements would be over. In early 2022, I was then informed by work that I would have to be jabbed by April the 4th, 2022 or I would be fired. I did not want to lose my job and income because I have two young children and a wife to support, so I decided, after much research, to take the J&J jab on the 3rd of April.
My personal belief was that the jab did not work, and I did not think it was necessary for my health or others. My symptoms started to show about two weeks after receiving my only jab. On the 18th of April, I woke up and my legs felt like they were wet, although they weren’t. Then the next day, my tongue became numb and my foot tingled. I went to see a GP and was put on steroids for a sinus infection. A day later, my symptoms worsened with the left side of my face becoming droopy and both feet tingling. I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy and given an antibiotic. I was told to make an apptointment with a neurologist.
While I waited to see a neurologist, my symptoms worsened; both sides of my face drooped and both my feet burned and tingled. The neurologist told me these symptoms were caused from the stress of getting jabbed. However, I was told to go to the ER to get a spinal tap from “stress”! On the 22nd of April, I went back to the ER where they did a spinal tap.
The results showed that my protein levels were very high. I was admitted to the hospital for an IVIG blood transfusion. NYU in Langon performed many procedures while I was there. Blood was taken every day to test for Covid.
I was given IV blood thinners and then my abdomen started to tingle as well. I was given an ECG. I was given a strength test, two CAT scans, two MRIs, and they did a second spinal tap. I was tested for HIV & syphilis. I was given an EMG to test for nerve damage and a muscle test. I was also tested for meningitis, Epstein Barr, hepatitis, and West Nile virus. All tests came back negative. After six days, I was released with no medication and was told my body had to heal on its own and was advised to keep taking Vitamins C & D.
A side note: from the third day after having the initial jab, I had a massive headache every day. It was unbearable! My eyes were sensitive to light and my hearing was super sensitive to noise. It subsided during the hospital stay, but it returned on 10th of May, along with a sore throat and runny nose. I then tested positive for Covid and had a bad cough with phlegm. After getting Covid, I went to see a pulmonologist because of breathing issues. He diagnosed me with Long Covid and prescribed an asthma pump, flonase, to help improve my breathing.
I have also been prescribed Gabapentin by an NYU neurologist. It is supposed to help with nerve issues, allows me to sleep better, and helps with the tingling in my arms and feet.
However, it makes me very drowsy and I cannot use it during the day.
My current symptoms, five months after receiving the jab, have improved about 60 percent. It’s frustrating because I become out of breath easily when exerting myself, such as when I’m using an elliptical machine. Using an elliptical helps with my walking and balance issues and I can walk more often without a cane. Whenever I bend over, I feel like I’m going to pass out and I see bright lights. I live on the third floor and it’s hard to climb the stairs now. At times, when I’m just standing in line, my knees will give out suddenly. My toes feel like they have rings around them, along with a tickling sensation. I get sharp pains that travel from my groin to my knees, which becomes paralyzing until the pain goes away after a few seconds. My face gets twitches and it’s hard to control the food in my mouth when I’m eating. My lips at times struggle to form words. Sometimes I will bite my tongue and the inside of my lips when chewing. Since the jab, I’ve lost 15 lbs.
I’m currently on disability from work and I’m waiting to see if I will be eligible for workman’s compensation. I was depressed from being injured after the jab, which I was hesitant to get in the first place. I am fortunate in that I am still employed and haven’t missed a paycheck. I have also not been expected to receive any more jabs and was told by my neurologist that I will receive a medical exemption in the event it is required.
I have seen numerous doctors and none of them will make an official, direct correlation between my injuries and the jab. But I have a diagnoses of AIDP, which is Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculopathy (commonly known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome). I currently see a neurologist every month to do basic muscle testing. They are monitoring my condition to see if I’m improving or getting worse.
I reported my jab injuries to VAERS after two weeks in the hospital. J&J has gotten back to me to complete the necessary paperwork regarding my injuries.