I’m a 60-year-old mother to two grown children and a grandmother to three children. I originally came from Louisiana but I now live in Houston, Texas. For the last 32 years, I’ve been a commercial truck driver, driving tractor trailers and charter buses. Prior to the jab, I was very active and loved traveling, dancing, and bike riding. I traveled cross country and have an impeccable driving record with 2.7 million miles accident free.
On the 12th of April, 2021, I took the Pfizer jab at Smith Clinic. I had previously been sick with Covid in January and was hospitalized for three days and released. After my hospital stay, my local health department called and texted my home repeatedly for me to go and get a Covid jab, since they had been notified that I had been sick with Covid. After receiving my one and only Pfizer jab, I was asked to wait in the waiting room. After about 45 minutes, my right arm started to become numb. I then developed a headache and they told me to go home, take Tylenol, and drink water. Later that night at about 1am, I woke up and was completely paralyzed; I couldn’t move at all. I cried myself to sleep and woke up at 7am the next morning with my right arm contracting and shaking with tremors.
I realized that I was only able to use my left side and unable to use my right side, so I called the Covid-jab hotline and they advised me to take Tylenol and wait a few days for the symptoms to pass. After waiting a week, the following Monday I went to the ER because of the paralysis and bad tremors. Memorial Herman East Hospital told me I was having a stroke, along with high blood pressure and high blood sugar. I passed all the tests, which proved I did not have a stroke. They kept me overnight for observation and ran an ultrasound on my right arm, which is where I got the jab.
Previously, in 2018, I had a stroke on November 21st and was discharged on Nov. 23rd, without needing rehab, intensive care, surgery, or medication. I had been diagnosed with a brain bleed but miraculously, was healed by God, during the MRI.
The jab side effects I experienced were not similar to my symptoms from the earlier stroke. The neurologist wanted to attribute my symptoms to residual side effects from my previous stroke in 2018. He said they didn’t see signs of a clot but instead saw signs of old blood. They refused to give me a diagnosis in the hospital and would not relate the jab injury to my paralysis and tremors. A week later, I called the hotline again and talked to a nurse about my right side still being paralyzed. I was advised to go to the ER again. They tested me again for a stroke because of my medical history. The doctor said he didn’t know what to do. I was given an IV in my arm with a muscle relaxer. It helped a little and made me sleepy. Again, no diagnosis was given.
On my third visit to the hospital, I was suffering severe tremors in my arm and was put up against a wall in the hallway on a gurney. I waited for 10 hours without ever receiving any care from the medical staff and made the decision to leave on my own.
On the 18th of August, I had a follow up appointment at the Neurology Department. The attending doctor diagnosed me with low dopamine. I needed a cane to walk and during this exam, she asked me to walk down the hallway without it. I stood up against the wall and she came up from behind and unexpectedly pulled me off my feet by grabbing both shoulders to get me off balance. My back became injured from that test and upon filing a complaint against her examination, the doctor admitted it was a pull test, which was done for suspected Parkinson’s. The only referral I was given was for a behavioral counselor. I believe they were going to falsify my mental state since I was adamant about this being a jab injury.
I then made an appointment at Gulf Gate Clinic. I asked them to order an open MRI of my neck, back and arm. I was given four separate MRIs from September to October. I asked for a private doctor to give me the results and he said I had pinched nerves and a slipped disc.
Before I took this jab, I passed a DOT physical every year to be a commercial truck driver. As of today, I still cannot even fill out the paperwork to be examined for a physical. I cannot use my right side and I will not take prescription drugs because of the fact that I do hold a commercial driver’s license. I need a cane to walk and I move much slower now. I’m unable to earn an income and it’s become hard to afford the cost of living, even for basic expenses like food and rent. I have raised some money from a GiveSendGo campaign (givesendgo.com/G2FS5), which not only helps with my living expenses but also enables me to afford HBOT treatments in Houston with a facility that is willing to help me with my injury.
I am learning to accept a much slower pace of life, but I’m encouraged by the people I have met recently at a rally for the jab injured. One of those is Nurse Crystal, who is helping me with finding alternative pain relief along with giving me the emotional support that I need from having to endure such a profound injury at such a late stage in my life. On her day off, she took me out to lunch and brought me out of an extremely dark hole that I had been in before I met her. I’m grateful for her and her encouragement to contact Jab Injuries USA. I was also interviewed by Ivory Hecker about my jab injury. She came to my home and brought my story to light through her social media outlets.
Both of my children and grandchildren are supportive of me since my injury, but my brothers refuse to acknowledge this injury is jab-related. They have ostracized me and have been reluctant to help.
A physical therapist reported my jab injury to VAERS on the 3rd of May, 2021.
The HBOT treatments are without a doubt the best days I have experienced for improvement of my symptoms. I’ve had six treatments and it’s helped with pain relief and my leg flexibility. I also benefit from going to physical therapy twice a week with a personal trainer. I have also found gemstones to be helpful for mindful serenity.
I believe laughing is one of the best, old fashioned remedies to deal with the hardest times in your life. It’s actually my superpower! Even though my life is challenging, I intend to stay positive with my faith in God, family, friends, and beautiful music.