I’m 39 and most people know me as MC Kenny Hustle as I’ve been in the music industry in Australia all my life, I am a dad and a husband and I enjoy coaching young kids’ rugby league and I work full time. I’ve not been the healthiest as I developed Lupus SLE in my early teens, I’m a chronic asthmatic and three years ago I was diagnosed with a rare heart diseases called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCOM) , a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick. So now I am fitted with a heart defibrillator.
I didn’t want to get the COVID vaccine at all. My employer made it mandatory and despite trying to get an exemption from my long-term doctor and other doctors, no one would help me. On the 24th December 2021 I went to the Rocklea Government Clinic to get my first vaccination, BUT they wouldn’t give it to me. I was told me it was too risky after I explained my conditions.
I thought that was enough to get an exemption, everything was recorded on the COVID hotline and even they told me I shouldn’t get one. But despite even having a health
professional refuse to vaccinate me I was out of work and still no doctor would give me an exemption. My work didn’t care either.
I ended up in Hospital with pneumonia for five days after that. I was so stressed from it all that I got sick. Still, no one would give me an exemption and all the doctors in hospital were giving me different opinions. After recovering from pneumonia (2-3 weeks or so), I was still suffering from a bad skin infection and I was on antibiotics, but I felt like I had no choice but to get the first vaccine. No one would help and no health professional really cared enough to listen to my concerns, but I needed to work.
I received the Pfizer vaccine on the 02 Feb 2022 and seven days after my heart defibrillator shocked me for the first time since having it implanted three years ago. I presented to Emergency at hospital on 09 Feb 2022. I ended up back in hospital for another few days until I recovered. No one told me it was from the vaccine, no one has enough courage in the hospitals. I thought it was from the antibiotics they had given me for my skin infection. I later found out the hospital had given me the wrong antibiotics to treat my infection and I was really unwell.
I had the second vaccination on the 23 Feb 2022 because my work would only accept me double vaccinated. I still couldn’t get an exemption from any doctors even after all that. On the 24 Feb about 24 hours after receiving the second vaccination I began to get a high fever and dizziness. I was supposed to go back to work that day but I ended up back in hospital again. I couldn’t speak or put sentences together or text and my wife found me confused with a dangerously high fever. I couldn’t move much and it was clear to my wife I was having neurological issues.
I went to emergency and presented my symptom. I had to wait to be seen I was admitted into ICU that night and was pumped with fluids. I had four needles inserted into my arms, and one of those needles was in my arteries because my blood pressure was dropping dramatically and they needed to monitor my vitals.
It was clear I was vaccine injured to the doctors and I got the doctors names written on paper. This was also reported to the TGA. I’m still suffering from these traumatic events and still get dizzy and my heart doesn’t feel like it did before. I am taking it one day at a time and trying to find peace. I hope to raise awareness for other people like me with my conditions and just raise awareness in general for all people. I want to shine the light on how terrible the health professionals have been with my care, if I had been given an exemption from the beginning, I wouldn’t be writing this story today.