Emotional interview with Navy sailor suffering after Fukushima exposure: Others with same symptoms “told to be quiet… nobody’s heard from them” — Health is worsening, worried I’m going to die — Can’t really use legs or arms, hands ‘barely functional’ — Rashes all over body, spasms, shaking — Doctors tell us “it’s all psychological” (AUDIO)

Published: July 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm ET


Interview with Navy Lt. Steve Simmons who served on the USS Ronald Reagan for 3/11 relief mission, Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy, July 8, 2014 (emphasis added):

  • 21:30 in — November 2011 I noticed something was wrong… The black-out was the first thing… I started dealing with gastrointestinal issues, at first I thought I was coming down with a stomach bug… Fevers as high as 102.9°F… January 2012 was the first time I was hospitalized… [They] sent me home with a sinus infection. Three days later I was readmitted to the hospital because my lymph nodes were swelling… that’s when my legs buckled and the muscle weakness started to onset… it’s been ascending from legs, trunk, arms, hands… I can’t really use the muscles much at all. I’m down to about 20 lbs. of grip strength in my hands, which is barely functional… I do have to catheterize every 4 hours in order to empty the bladder. The migraines still get worse. The fevers still come and go, and they keep calling it a fever of unknown origin. My vitamin D is in the gutter, they just keep calling it an unspecified vitamin D deficiency… 2nd degree burns on my legs just from being out in the sun for 3 or 4 hours… that had never been a concern. Nobody can figure it out. I’ve been getting these rashes that come and go; they’ll go up my arms, my neck, around my eyes, back, stomach, legs. I deal with tremors and spasms… I am [in a wheelchair]… There’s days I don’t even get out of bed… for a long time I thought I was the only one. I had no idea there were other individuals that were even sick or dealing with ailments… Doctors wouldn’t tell us anything… I’ve had doctors tell me maybe you’re better off not knowing what you’re dealing with… You can’t have over 100 or 200 people sick, and one who has died last April, and say there is absolutely no health risk.
  • 35:00 in — Finding out that there’s more people that are sick, finding out there were some other individuals at Walter Reed [Hospital]… almost identical symptoms to what I was dealing with… they we’re told to be quiet, and next thing I know they’re, who knows where they’re at, nobody’s heard from them, nobody has seen them. I have a buddy at Walter Reed right now, whose going through the same exact thing, very similar to what I’m dealing with — maybe 6 months to a year behind on the symptoms… His wife would call my wife and my wife would explain what he could expect next and sure as anything that happens next… Him and I both had doctors who have actively tried to convince us that there’s physically nothing wrong and it’s all psychological… This is ridiculous… He’s also in a wheelchair and when he went to the clinic to get fitted for a wheelchair, this doctor told him that it’s all in his head, and he doesn’t need a wheelchair… This is uncalled for.
  • 46:00 in — We now realize how bad it was… the worst disaster in history, then it’s time to acknowledge the fact that, yeah there is a problem, and there are going to be some effects on human life… If the worst case happens, and some more folks pass — I would have to be naive to think that nobody else is going to pass away from this — it’s only a matter of time before there’s more lives lost. I would be lying if I don’t think every day that I’m going to be next because of how bad my health keeps going downhill.

Full interview available here

Published: July 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm ET


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201 comments to Emotional interview with Navy sailor suffering after Fukushima exposure: Others with same symptoms “told to be quiet… nobody’s heard from them” — Health is worsening, worried I’m going to die — Can’t really use legs or arms, hands ‘barely functional’ — Rashes all over body, spasms, shaking — Doctors tell us “it’s all psychological” (AUDIO)

  • Sol Man

    Billings, MT with its continued elevated readings.

  • Do have them read this little guide for when they get exposed (or to help prevent disaster) when dealing with radioactive materials, it just might save the life of those we love: http://scienceray.com/biology/human-biology/nuclear-radiation-survival-guide/

  • ocifferdave

    The son of one of my kid's instructors was on that ship.

    I asked about him a few years ago.

    He felt fine.

    Asked again a few months ago.

    Falling apart health wise.

    I tried to reach out to the son via the dad to at least direct him towards the (class action?) law suit.

    Tried sending this article to the dad's email through a mutual friend yesterday.


    The stunning message is all forms of war are futile. You cannot alter energy without consequences. The insane who live in the dream environment feel betrayed by their overlords. Being a commodity for the corporation monster masters becomes their reality.

    You are a commodity that has become a liability.

    You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

  • SadieDog

    Govt report – USS Reagan sailors not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation in 2011…

    • SadieDog

      "The report was issued as 111 sailors, Marines and airmen prepare for oral arguments in federal court Aug. 19 in their lawsuit against Japanese utility TEPCO. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said a California judge will likely make a ruling on TEPCO’s motions to dismiss the case and change the venue.

      That suit was initiated in 2012 by a small group of Reagan sailors, who alleged that TEPCO’s misinformation coaxed U.S. forces closer to the affected areas and made them sick. More ailing servicemembers came forward citing exposure-related ailments such as unexplained cancers, excessive bleeding and thyroid issues and an amended suit was filed in February.

      The Reagan was dispatched to help out after a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011, spawned a tsunami that heavily damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan’s east coast."

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    " Doctors tell us “it’s all psychological” (AUDIO)"

    This 'Doctor', I doubt he or her really is, should none the less be charged with manslaughter or murder. They would have us believe a Navy Doctor gave this diagnosis, that surely is a lie.

  • john

    This is a sad example of how our government uses its citizens and when they become "damaged goods", they are virtually tossed out like a piece of trash. The emotional trauma of being told your illness is psychological is often more traumatic than the actual illness. I was chemically injured and a doctor told me I needed a psychiatrist. The type of response in this case is consistent with not being able to "fix" chemical injury with pharmaceuticals. Also, the government doesn't want to be held accountable for ruining lives and then having to pay for the lawsuits. Physicians are being paid off to lie and tell those injured from radiation poisoning that it's in their heads. This happened in Vietnam with agent orange. It has been going on in Afghanistan/Iraq with our men returning home with severe chemical injury (MCS). Fine example of how history repeats itself. Shameful government!

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