True Story by Nikki Nabih

Nikki, 43, Canterbury

Pfizer x 2

Bilateral Pulmonary Embolisims. Once a healthy full time nurse. Mandated as a health care worker, coerced against my will.  I am recovering from blood clots on both of my lungs, and will now be on medication for life. I have been denied a Medical Exemption from The Ministry of Health, and have been declined injury compensation and financial support from ACC. I am unable to work and have lost my career, and the job that I love.

My name is Nikki Nabih, and this is my true story.

I clearly remember as do my friends and work colleagues, my hesitancy to conform and take the COVID 19 vaccine. I knew not to! However I wanted to keep my nursing employment and as mandated, my choice was taken from me.
I had my first vaccination on November 15th 2021, this was the cut off date given for nurses, teachers and the like to conform. Post injection I had immediate symptoms of a racing heart, central chest pain and feeling clammy. The va**inators at the pharmacy said “that normal, it means the vaccine is working”! And after the 20 minute period I was able to leave.
I was then required to have my second dose, on December 6th 2021 again to keep my nursing profession and the job I loved. I had an instant reaction, pain to my right sided shoulder blade, this pain was excruciating. My heart raced and I could literally feel it pumping so fast. Again hot and clammy, central chest pain and jawline pain…. I was terrified! I believed I was having a heart attack or a stroke!
I felt dismissed, alone and scared as I sat with others in the pharmacy waiting area, after 15m minutes I was told its fine for me to go. I remember hopping into the car thinking “is it even safe for me to drive in this condition”?
Over the next few weeks my symptoms worsened especially fatigue and shortness of breath. I tried to seek medical help but was fobbed off and told “what I was going through was normal and that Id be OK”. I continued in this state with these symptoms whist continuing to work, I was shattered with huge bouts of fatigue and pain.
Eventually I saw a locum GP. He did not wish to acknowledge my severe health concerns let alone my concern of any such thing as a vaccine injury. He diagnosed me with menopause and hyperventilation and sent me home! As a nurse I was hugely unsatisfied with his behaviour and diagnoses. I hounded the medical centre and finally was seen by the nurse practitioner 4 days later.  I was well cared for and never left alone whilst she completed her observations and examinations, reassurance was given as she stated she had seen this recently in someone else. Thankfully for the nurse she obtained a blood sample and sent it for urgent testing. This came back at 8pm that night showing my D-Dimer level was 1991 ug/L, it should read less than 500 ug/L. A D-Dimer test determines if someone has a blood clotting condition, which is very serious.
We knew then that I HAD A PULMONARY EMBOLISM and I had to attend Ashburton emergency department as this is a LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. I was horrified and an emotional wreak when the emergency department doctor told me to return in the morning at 8am as radiology was closed and I needed a CT scan! I was refused proper care and treatment and this incident is currently in front of the Health and Disability Commissioner.

I should never have been sent home in this fragile life threatening state. I battled my emotions throughout the night and the next day was given a CT scan and diagnosed with BILATERAL PULMONARY EMBOLISMS, thinking I only had one blood clot I had multiple on both lungs!
I WAS NOT ADMITTED FOR TREATMENT AND MONITORING… I was sent home with a prescription to fend for myself. I could barely walk, had severe shortness of breath, unable to even make a coffee, have a shower and other basic tasks of daily living.
A week later I was back to hospital as I wasn’t improving and admitted at this time thanks to a wonderful Doctor who was open to the fact that yes I am vaccine injured and went above and beyond to support me. ACC HAVE REFUSED MY CLAIM FOR VA**INE INJURY.  It has taken ACC 6 months to issue me with a decline. I am rebutting this and have sought a review with legal council.
I am aware I am only one person of many injured fighting for this justice with funds from a sickness benefit as we are too unwell to currently maintain any employment. By June I am due my booster if I ever wish to return to nursing. Nurses remain mandated and will always be as stated in the directive sent to medical staff from nursing council. However, I plan with the support of my respiratory specialist to apply for an exemption, lets wait and see how successful that will be, I’m not holding out much hope!
I have been well supported by a Christchurch respiratory specialist who has put me through agonising ongoing various tests to ensure proper care and diagnoses.  However my results 6 months on have not improved and sadly I can report THAT MY BILATERAL PULMONARY EMBOLISMS REMAIN IN BOTH LUNGS.
It is fair to say I am mentally, physically and emotionally raw. A vaccine I was made to have injected into me has caused a huge disarray in my life and I now battle depression on top of it all. As a nurse of 20 years I am devastated. I anticipate i will be struck off the nurses register as we have been forbidden from nursing council of NZ to be apart of any Voices for Freedom organisation or anything similar. We are unable to post anything on Facebook against the vaccine. My poster proudly was at parliament alongside so many other vaccine injured people and I will continue to speak the truth of what has happened to me.
I complied yet have lost so much and been left with a severely life threatening illness to manage requiring medication indefinately and will require surgery. This has been a rocky road and the path ahead is still very challenging. I feel let down by the many “systems” that have failed me. I am grateful for the friends who have stood by me through this journey.  A huge heart felt THANK YOU to those people.
So….how would you cope???? being diagnosed with a life threatening illness after a mandated vaccine? Where your diagnoses of vaccine injury is not acknowledged by the government organisation in place for this very purpose. ACC your a bloody nightmare! Losing your income and employment, where you previously made a huge impact on many lives and gained so much personal satisfaction.
Nikki Nabih, 30 April, 2022



30 June, 2022Nikki is still very unwell. She still has blood clots in both of her lungs.With the help of her Respiratory Specialists she applied to the Ministry of Health for an exemption from the booster shot which she requires to keep her nursing job and her career. Nikki remains on blood thinners….likely for life.Today Ashley Bloomfield and MOH informed Nikki that her temporary medical exemption (giving her 12 weeks without needing a booster) was declined. The exemption was filed under category 2A – Having experienced a significant adverse reaction to a previous dose. The application was declined as Dr Bloomfield decided that the application, based on the information provided, did not meet the exemption criteria.She was also told that ….“there are very few situations where a covid 19 vaccination is unable to be used safely.  I recommend all eligible people get vaccinated against covid 19.  I know being vaccinated and having a booster vaccination lowers people’s risk of contracting covid 19 and significantly reduces the risk of people getting very sick”.


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