Hi my name’s Damen. I’m 40 years old single dad of an amazing 11 year old son.
For 8 years I’ve been the coach for his rugby team after playing rugby myself for a number of years. Rugby has always been our thing and it has always brought us together.
In late July of last year I had my first Pfizer jab to keep my job and to protect my son. I turned 40 on August 12th, two days after my 40th birthday I had what I thought was a heart attack on the sideline of my boys rugby game, the pain was something I never want to experience again.
Now I’m 6ft, 95 kgs, always had a physical job so I considered myself fit. At the beginning of 2021 I decided to get a WOF for my body as I knew I was coming up to 40, so had all my bloods done, you name it I had it with my GP contacts me telling me I was all ok every test had come back normal. NO UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS!
After being rushed to an A&E I had an ECG attached to me all the while being in a massive amount of pain the nurse and doctor had told me it wasn’t a heart attack and the pain was being caused by Myocarditis. The nurse gave me a paper bag to breathe into while they called an ambulance, from there I went to Middlemore Hospital.
I sat in Middlemore for 6 hours, saw one nurse who gave me two Panadol.
At around 7pm just hours after the Myocarditis I suffered a major heart attack in front of my mother and son, I had a 95 percent blockage in my LAD (‘widow maker’).
They rushed me to Auckland hospital just in time. All the doctors told me I shouldn’t be alive due to the massive blockage. I was stented, after 3 days I was back home. The day I was sent home we went into lock down. I couldn’t visit anybody for support at all.
I still have nightmares about having to act normal while the attack was happening kissing my boy and telling him dad was ok when in reality I thought I was going to die.
It’s almost been a year since this happened.
I can’t run around with my son anymore, can’t work like I used to, I’m on so many pills I suffer from deep depression and anxiety. I break into a sweat just seeing stairs, I don’t sleep, I’m tired all the time with no energy. I’m struggling to keep my rental property and my job as I’m unable to complete an 8 hour day.
This poison has ruined my life and the stress that comes with been financially affected amongst other stresses, I fear is going to lead me to have another attack.
That’s my story.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
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