Jodie, a Darwin mother of 10 and grandmother to 3 beautiful babies. Jodie had been active, fit and healthy until she had her first Pfizer shot on 29 October 2021. Two hours after the injection she became incredibly fatigued and had to lie down and spent the next three days in bed. On the evening, 10 days post injection, she felt numbness in her hands and her vision became blurred so she went to hospital but was discharged that same night at 3:30am. Three days later she was back at the hospital with the same symptoms but discharged again. A further five days on and she was back at hospital with the same symptoms but this time, now unable to walk without assistance.
Jodie has been to hospital repeatedly since but each time, they have been unable to help. Now her condition appears to be worsening with tremors, convulsions, tics, stuttering speech and seizures which come with memory loss. Her loving partner Rick has taken leave from his job, mostly unpaid, to take care of Jodie as she is confined to a wheelchair and unable to be left alone.
Her current diagnosis is functional neurologic disorder, as the symptoms can’t be explained by a neurological disease or other medical condition, with the hospital continuing to deny any relationship to the injection.
Jodie is having success with natural medicine the freedom community has given her to detox the effects of the injection and to reduce the inflammation affecting her nervous system. This has lessened her tremors greatly. Jodie and her partner, who has now resigned from his job to become a full-time career, need some help so Jodie can continue her natural therapies, cover the costs to make adjustments to her home to accommodate her injury, and to take pressure off the ongoing living costs.
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