Being a thirty-something female in the early 90s, I worked as a freelance TV writer, was fit and healthy and lived a happy life. Unexpectedly and without a warning, my life changed into a nightmare when I decided to get a tetanus shot after my cat bit me and a booster shot was overdue. If I only could have imagined what this momentary lapse of reason would result in, I never would have decided to get the vaccination. At that time, I didn't have clue what kind of side-effects vaccinations can trigger, and the inoculating doctor didn't tell me either. During the night following the shot, the leg in which I was inoculated began hurting very much and became weaker and weaker. Over the next weeks, the weakness progressed to the other leg and ascended into my arms. I could hardly walk or use my fingers. Also, I experienced back pain and crampy, deep muscle aches in my calves. Later, I developed abnormal sensations in all my limbs, like tingling, numbness, feeling asleep, a sense of ants crawling on me.