I'm sorry you lost the swipe functionality on your phone after your update anna_weez. I know its frustrating. If you have removed all problematic apps from your phone and continue to have issues, I recommend a hard reset as a last step to fixing your issue. Here are the steps http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/devices/knowledge_base.html/49625 . Keep us posted.
Check the following - navigate to Settings > Language & input. Check which input is set as default under Keyboard & input methods. There may also be deselected boxes below that simply need to be re-enabled for you to use that input style again.
Attempting to troubleshoot is much more helpful than simply suggesting a factory reset Verizon.