My J&J Covid Vaccine Story
Did you ever make a decision that you wished you could reverse?
Let me tell you about one I just made.
My wife and I decided to get the Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccine on Monday April 5th.
I had long suspected I already had an immunity to Covid after suffering from a sickness 3 years ago that was identical to what others experience with Covid today. I thought it was the flu back then. Was a serious cold, with low grade fever that progressed almost to pneumonia. Wiped me out for almost 2 weeks.
In addition, throughout this pandemic, I have also been exposed numerous times to those who had Covid and I never developed it. In December I was tested for Covid Antibodies and showed negative. So according to the lab, I was never exposed. Regardless, throughout the pandemic, I continued to live my life to the fullest. When I was with others who wore masks, I wore masks to make them comfortable. I was definitely not sheltered, and I knew that at any moment, life could pass away. No one has a guarantee that tomorrow will ever come.
I felt I didn’t need the vaccine.
After all, if you had the Chicken pox, if you get the Chicken pox Vaccine, you can get really sick. If you didn’t have Chicken Pox and get the Shingles shot, you can get really sick and actually get Shingles. Same with Tuberculosis. It is well known that just like Mono, a virus can lay dormant in your system for all of your life… and have zero affect on you. On the other hand, sometimes you can awaken a sleeping giant.
So after researching vaccines and going to the CDC Vaccine Adverse Reporting system, we decided on Johnson and Johnson because it was “the safest”. With little to no side effects, a single dose… it made sense since we were both getting to the riskier ages. One shot and you’re done… that’s the slogan. Maybe, we would experience a headache and sore arm at worst, the government said.
Now before I get to me, I want to clearly state that my wife, who always thought she was vulnerable to Covid, had only a sore arm as a side effect. Other than a sore arm, she had ZERO negative side effects. She said she actually felt really good after the shot.
I, on the other hand, was about to fight a Giant!
Monday came, got my shot and within one minute the right side of my face tightened up.
I looked at my wife and said, “The right side of my face is tight. Does anything look wrong? She said no. I then did the quick Bells Palsy test – I whistled and lifted both eyebrows. No problems.
So I started moving my face muscles around and my jaw to try and work out the tension. It seemed to work.
The rest of the day was totally uneventful. A slight headache occurred about one hour after receiving the shot but I thought it was just related to allergies. Except for the headache, I had no side affects at all. Not even a sore arm. Was feeling good about my decision to get vaccinated. Slept fine and the next day woke up a little earlier than usual. About 2 hours after waking and 2 cups of coffee later, I felt a little tired and told my wife I was going to just take a quick nap. Slept for like a half hour, got up and headache was getting worse. I now had pain in the left arm injection site.
I told my wife I was going to go for a walk and try to expedite the vaccine out of my system with a nice brisk walk. Walked 4 miles in the Douglas State Forest and had no issues. By the time I got home, my whole body was beginning to ache, mostly at the joints. The Headache was getting really bad.
I came home and took another nap. My wife had to wake me up 2 hours later.
After waking from the Nap, I started to feel a bit warm. Took my temperature and it was 99.5. Nothing to be concerned about. I felt a little nausea but after eating dinner, that seemed to go away. But now a new issue began, my ears were ringing…. a constant loud ringing.
Then at about 7pm, I went to bathroom, and as I approached the sink to wash my hands, I noticed my left eye brow twitching up and down. That’s not right I said to myself. So I started stretching my face again, similar to what I did the day before and it stopped. Strange thing is I never knew it was twitching until I looked at my face in the mirror. Because it did not hurt, I told myself it would pass.
Then at about 8pm, my headache turned very strange. On the right side of the top of my head, was the most incredible pressure build up I have experienced. This enormous pressure was concentrated in an area less than the size of a dime. It felt like it was an inch deep into my brain. I could actually point to the exact location with my finger and put it directly over the pressure spot. For the first time, I started getting concerned. My wife asked me if Blood Clots were on the side effects of the J&J Vaccine. I said no. They did not report a single blood clot case in their official reports.
As the night progressed, the body aches got worse, the ringing in the ears got louder, fever was rising and headache was still quite concerning. Then at 11pm, while sitting on my recliner, the bottom of my left foot felt as if someone was repeatedly stabbing it with a knife or ice pick. It would not stop. It wasn’t like a charley horse, it was as if some madman just kept taking a knife, stabbing it over and over again. The very bottom of my sole. I told myself to go to bed and maybe sleep will make things better.
I tried to go to bed at 11:30pm, Fever was 102, still shivering/shaking. As I tried to lay still, the muscle twitching was insane. At one point, my Sternum was visibly twitching, and it looked like I had a baby moving in me. Having watched the movie “Alien”, I half expected a creature to burst out of my chest. The headache was unbearable when I laid down, felt like the right side of my head was going to explode.
Finally, after failing to go to sleep, I got out of bed and headed back downstairs. It was 1:30am. Was in a pool of sweat, resting heart rate was 98, when usually its 67. Temp still over 102. My Oxygen level was down to 95. I felt like I could pass out any moment.
Now I’m desperate, my wife is sleeping upstairs, and I’m debating whether to call 911 or drive myself to the Emergency Room.
I knew a decision must be made. I called myself a fool for not going to the Hospital earlier. Stubborn, foolish mule.
So there I stood, a desperate man. Fever of 102, sweat soaking my clothes, head pounding like it has never pounded before, oxygen dropping, body aching, shaking uncontrollably, bottom of left foot still being stabbed, twitching and ears ringing.
It was at this point, a point of pure regret and desperation, that I looked up and gazed into the eyes of a picture of Christ that my sister had given me 20+ years ago. (It’s called “The Masterpiece” and was created by Bette Myers). I stared into the eyes of my Lord and said,
“Lord, I really screwed up this time. I knew I shouldn’t have taken this vaccine.
My heart was telling me not to take it, but I did.
I know I can’t undo this. But I’m in real trouble here.
I need your help.”
And then it all stopped.
Everything… Simultaneously Ended.
Instantly… the ringing in my ears stopped. The headache was gone. The stabbing pain in my foot stopped. The muscle twitching stopped. Body Aches were gone. And as I realized it was all gone, a sense of calm flooded over me. I knew I was still alive because I was now suddenly cold from my sweaty clothes. But I didn’t quite fully understand what was happening.
It was surreal.
I immediately checked my temperature again, it now stated 98.5.
My Blood Oxygen was now 99. Pulse rate back down to 67.
It was as if… it never happened.
I double checked; triple checked all of my vitals. They were all perfect.
So, I went upstairs, not fully understanding what happened and changed my clothes because they were soaking wet from my sweat and the fever breaking and went to sleep.
I didn’t want to “jinx” anything. It was too good to be true. But true it was. The next morning, I woke up and felt perfect. It was like it never happened. Not even a sniffle.
One week later, there are zero signs that anything bad happened. I have had no issues at all. I was healed.
I share this story not to promote or attack vaccines. I am a believer in vaccines. I have taken them, even get the Flu Shot and have never had a single issue. Vaccines save lives. But this vaccine was different for me. I don’t know if my body attacked the vaccine itself or if the vaccine awoke a sleeping Giant. I may never know.
What I do know, is that I was personally reminded of the great Power, the Infinite Mercy and Love of God… for a fool like me.
In a desperate situation, I asked the Lord to help me…. so why was I surprised that he said yes? I couldn’t undo what I had done… but he could.
It also serves a reminder to me that Miracles do happen… if you allow yourself to be open to their possibility. Too often we put too much faith in men, forgetting that real power, that awesome power comes from God alone. Our faith in God must be greater than the faith we put in ourselves or other men. It really is that simple.
Above my desk, sits the passage from Psalm 91 which states,
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely, he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
On the night of Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, the Lord covered me with his feathers and while I was under his wings, kept his promise.
THE MASTERPIECE IMAGE
Created by Bette Myers, Copyrighted Bette Myers Facebook Link Here
Update: 4/15/2021 Still Feel Perfect. For those who inquired, when I took Vaccine, I did enroll in the CDC V-Safe App. This is the Vaccine Adverse Reaction Reporting System which the CDC asks everyone who is vaccinated to participate in. Every day I officially reported directly into the CDC at 4pm how I felt, Fever or lack of, and any side effects. This lasted for 7 days from the day of vaccination. The CDC has never contacted me in regard to my reports.
Update: 10/15/2021 Well Both my wife and I caught Covid on August 1, 2021. My Wife lost sense of taste and smell, heavy congestion and a cough… but had an easy time recovering. I had an ear infection that was getting worse with Covid. I asked my primary care physician for a Zpac and they refused because they said it was caused by Covid. Fever lasted 3 days, once it stayed above 102 degrees, I disregarded my primary’s advice and got a Zpac prescription from Teladoc for an Ear infection. Fever was gone within 24 hours of Zpac and I had no covid symptoms from that point forward. I chewed out my doctor’s office for abandoning all traditional medicine just because I got covid. I pointed them to research that shows that majority of ear infections are bacteriological. I also pointed out how disappointed I was in them that they did not know Covid 101 stuff. That it’s not Covid that ends up hurting someone, it’s the secondary infections that go untreated that take a person down. I think I’m off their Christmas card list now. When I recently tried to update my CDC V-Safe App, I could no longer log in. When I tried to recover account, they said my account did not exist. My Adverse report I filed with CDC was also deleted from their system. There is something evil at work here…