SaneVax: How Gardasil Changed My Life
Managing Editor's Note: Below is the story of Kirstie, who became "one less" at the age of 12, and whose life was changed. Kirstie, a young woman who reminds me of our own Natalie Palumbo with her spirit, positive attitude and ability to use a trauma as a springboard to a bright future, write about her experience with the genital wart virus that was first sold to American females as a "cancer" vaccine meant to reduce worry. Thank you to Kirstie for sharing her story. And thank you to SaneVax for continuing to educate the American public about the reality of teen and young adult vaccination.
In 2007, Gardasil was a new vaccine which was supposed to make you one less girl who had to worry about cervical cancer. My parents thought it would be a wonderful way to protect me as I grew up. How could we have known the first injection would set off a chain of events that would alter my life forever?
At 12 years old, sports were a huge part of my life. Basketball, soccer, softball, dodge-ball, lacrosse – you name it. If it involved outdoor recreation, you could probably find me there.
I got my first Gardasil shot on the 23rd of April 2007. Shortly after, I started getting strange bruises on my arms and legs. No one thought much of it because we all assumed I had been injured playing the sports I so dearly loved. None of us thought it might be connected to the vaccine I had recently received.
May 29, 2007, I received the second injection. The unusual bruising got worse. Over the weekend of June 29th and 30th I hemorrhaged for two hours during each day. When I went to the doctor on Monday, they immediately sent me to the hospital to meet with a pediatric hematologist. I left the hospital with a diagnosis of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).
According to the Mayo Clinic, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. ITP results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help your blood clot.
Because of my low platelet count, I could not play any of the sports I loved for over a year. This was very hard for me to understand and accept. It made me very sad not to be able to participate in the activities that I loved. It was difficult to watch everyone else playing and having fun, while my activities were being limited.
Looking back, I can see how when one door closes, another opens. Because I couldn’t play sports, I had extra time to do other things. I discovered a passion for music and began to take private voice lessons and a musical theater class. Since I was unable to play sports, I began to focus on singing and performing.
In the past few years, I have become a very successful classical singer. I have won some prestigious awards and have been accepted into some excellent colleges for vocal performance with a concentration in music education, or music therapy. Had it not been for the extra time I had, I may have never have discovered my musical talent. Now, I focus most of my energy on singing and the performing arts. I am not sure that would have happened if my life had not been changed by ITP. My career path has definitely been influenced by the diagnosis which set me on a path that I am pleased to be on... Read the full post at SaneVax.
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Posted by: Chelsea Rene | November 24, 2013 at 01:54 PM
This is Sharon, Kirstie's mom. I consulted a vaccine injury lawyer way back when this happened and was told that because the causes of ITP are unknown (and can be caused by a virus) we would not have a case for Kirstie. I think that the time limit for filing a claim is 3 years, so it's been way too long for us to try again. My biggest reason for wanting to file was to have it on record that this happened to my daughter after receiving the vaccine and to have her counted in the scores of injuries caused by this. It makes me very sad to think of the countless girls (and now boys) who are suffering needlessly because of this.
Posted by: Sharon | April 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Thank you for the kind comments. It is going to take every single informed voice to let people know both sides of the vaccination story. Medical consumers cannot exercise their right to informed consent/informed rejection without having all of the facts at their disposal.
Posted by: SaneVax | April 23, 2013 at 03:15 PM
I am glad you found another door opening for you, but your health should not have had to be the price.
Cushing and Addison affects the blood vessels
One girl on this website had a video telling of what happened to her after the Gardisil vaccine. The doctor told her it was vassculities.
I think it is all linked to the pitiutary .
What is the affect of heavy metal on that enodcrine master orgarn?
There is a long list of thing that effect it besides that in the vaccines.
But it is only the vaccines that we get down and wallow in and take right on inside the body.
Posted by: Wondering | April 23, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Is ITP a recognized injury after vaccination, with payouts from vaccine court?
Ironically, one of the treatments for ITP is removal of the spleen, to boost the platelet count. But once your spleen is out, your immune system is impaired even further, and it is typically recommended to get certain (further) vaccines to prevent overwhelming infection and death. One thing leads to another.
Posted by: train wreck | April 23, 2013 at 08:59 AM