The Jab Put Me on a Journey I Didn’t Expect — Or Want By John Green for American Thinker
This is my COVID story, which is more about the vaccine than the virus. It doesn’t represent scientific evidence — but then the medical experts refuse to give us any real scientific evidence — only the prevarications of Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.
For some background: I am a 66-year-old man. I do have a few comorbidities as I have diabetes. However, I am in fairly good condition. Up until a year prior to the COVID outbreak I was a diver for our sheriff’s department and passed the IADRS swim test every year.
I have never been an anti-vaccine nut, and have tended to trust the medical industry. That is a trust that has been forever shaken by the events of the past year.
I decided to get the vaccine in the spring of 2021. Almost immediately, I developed an annoying chronic cough. I didn’t think much of it because it was spring and pollen was in the air. After a few months of dealing with the cough, I was tested for allergies. Testing showed that I’m not allergic to anything. The doctor figured it was probably nasal inflammation and prescribed an antihistamine. Two shots up the nose every day and I should be fine. The medicine did improve the cough, but it never went away.
By the fall of 2021 I was beginning to experience shortness of breath when doing routine things like climbing stairs. My wife encouraged me to see a doctor. I decided that getting back in shape was a better idea. I increased my exercise routine. But every time I exercised vigorously my blood pressure would nose-dive — leaving me tired and lightheaded. I cut back my exercise routine a bit, and that’s how it went for several months.