Three and a half months ago, I suffered a stroke. My vision and right side were affected. My husband rushed me to LewisGale-Alleghany where the entire staff sprang into action to assess my condition and determine if I was a suitable candidate for the wonder clot-busting drug. Fortunately, I was eligible to receive this medication. It was administered quickly, and I was placed on the helicopter to LewisGale Medical Center in Salem. Upon arrival there, I was informed that I was one of the lucky ones and that treatment was delivered in a timely manner so my initial disabilities had already resolved. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the staff in Low Moor for their prompt and effective treatment. We are so lucky to have this hospital in our area.
Further, I have noticed in the news this past week that the US Centers for Disease Control are investigating if there is a link between the Pfizer-BioNtech bivalent Covid 19 booster vaccine and ischemic stroke in persons 65 and older, especially within 21 days of receiving the shot. I had the Pfizer booster 18 days before my stroke. I have no idea if there is a link or not. I am, however, encouraging anyone who suffered a stroke after the shot to go to Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at www.vaers.hhs.gov to report your experience. This can be done by the patient or the doctor involved in treatment. Let’s all do our part to make sure the vaccine is safe for all. Thank you.
Covington, VA 24426