My journey to this decision began in 2004 when I had a heart attack.
In 2020 when Covid arrived I got sucked into the rhetoric about over 65s with an underlying health condition were at risk of contracting Covid.
So, I had my two jabs. Immediately after the second jab I had respiratory issues which no one in the health sector was prepared to discuss the possibility of any links to the jab. Took many weeks to resolve that and even today I am advised to continue to use the inhaler.
Now to the present
Working in the garden with the cultivator the machine got a bit out of control, and I thought I got a groin strain. Over the next 3 or 4 weeks the pain got steadily worse. Due to what appears to be silly Covid rules, I was only able to get a telephone appointment with the doctor. I had a few of these and the diagnosis was reflux. Finally, I managed to get a face-to-face appointment with a thorough physical examination. I was prescribed more drugs. Over the weekend the pain got worse and, on the Monday, asked to see the doctor again. He was fully booked but he did ring, and he arranged for me to go to hospital as it looked like I might have a case of serious constipation.
Initially I was looked after by the general surgical team. After 3 or 4 days I was placed in the care of the haematology team. I knew what was coming! After many scans, x-rays, and blood tests I was advised I had cancer. I’m told it is curable and I am dealing with it in a positive manner.
Here is the crux of the matter
I have seen a lot of discussion around the testing of the vaccine and there seems to be enough evidence to suggest it is not up to scratch. This makes me wonder…. If the testing is not satisfactory how will the vaccine react with the cancer drugs, and there is a lot of them.
Am I prepared to take the risk and die from a jab, or would I prefer to put my trust in the doctors and the cancer treatment without any interference from an untested vaccine and enjoy many more years?
The answer is obvious – no booster jab and potentially a longer life!