Have you ever made a decision that complete changed your life? That sounds pretty cliche as all of the decisions we make throughout our life’s definitely alter the outcome of our own personal journeys. However, have you ever made a decision that completely flipped the world that you knew upside down?
My entire life has been tightly packed with several twists and turns, however this one is surely the most difficult I have ever faced. I was just beginning to start a new chapter of my life, moving with my then fiancé and my mother back to my home state of North Carolina from Las Vegas, NV. I was eager to restart my real estate career in NC, excited get married to the love of my life and thrilled to be closer to my family.
A couple of days before I left Las Vegas, I made a swift decision that has quickly turned my life upside down. March 18th, 2021 I made the decision to get my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in hopes that I wouldn’t catch or spread the virus to my only living parent or any of my other loved ones. Little did I know this day would completely change my life.
Three days following my first dose, I noticed during brunch with the fam that I felt very off but luckily it resolved and I squashed it up to being jet lag from our move. About 2 weeks following that day, I noticed that I was having killer pains in my legs that were similar to growing pains but again they resolved the following day. Unfortunately, a few days passed and the leg pain came back with a vengeance alongside weakness within my legs to the point where I was having serious issues walking, almost like my brain couldn’t figure out how to use my legs. Since then a slew of other neurological issues have become present ranging from visual issues to trouble forming sentences to short term memory loss. As alarming as all this has been, I have been in and out of doctors offices, had multiple tests run and have even taken two trips to the ER with no definite answers. This has only been the beginning of my living hell.
While my story is unique to me, there are several others who have been struggling just as I have in hopes of finding answers to this nightmare. Ever since my initial post went viral on IG, I've had countless individuals from all over the world reach out to me with words of support, helpful suggestions and even stories from others who are going through something very similar. The response that this has produced has inspired me to start this blog in hopes that my journey can help support those who are seeking answers just as I am. Whether you are visiting my page to follow my story, searching for answers for your own healing journey or anything in between, I want to say thank you so much for following along. It means the world to me and I wouldn’t be here without your support.