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in: kissy; kissy > 2023-05-13

May 14, 2023 3:18 PM # 
Oh, Kissy, I'm so sorry. That sounds terrible, but I'm glad you got help and are feeling good now. I had some sort of event that led me to the ER, but it didn't happen again while I was under observation, and hasn't happened since. I hope they can figure yours out so you can get some reassurance, but that it doesn't happen again. Could it have been brought on by dehydration? My troponin level was high, but they were only concerned by how it was changing, and mine didn't. My EKG was fine at the hospital, yours not.
May 14, 2023 3:22 PM # 
Yikes! That sounds super scary. Good for you for getting help right away. I hope you get some answers soon and that they are good answers.
May 14, 2023 7:38 PM # 
Oh, I really hope you can get some answers and feel tip too soon.
May 14, 2023 8:18 PM # 
Oh man! I had to look up tropinin; sounds pretty serious. I hope it’s actually not a big issue and you feel ready to run again soon! (Beer Chase? Maybe too far/too soon?)
May 14, 2023 8:46 PM # 
Like Peggy, we looked up troponin and just do not like the sound of it. But hospital sound like a great place to be under the circumstances. Get well soon. Best wishes.
May 14, 2023 9:14 PM # 
Yikes, so glad you stopped for help. Hope they identify the cause and you feel better soon
May 14, 2023 9:15 PM # 
Thanks all. I'm still feeling fine. Spent the day just lounging around in my hospital room. Evidently, not a lot of testing gets done on the weekend. Hopefully I can get them done tomorrow and then get out of here.

@gail - no, it wasn't from dehydration. They tested my electrolytes and other blood stuff, and everything looked fine.
May 15, 2023 3:39 AM # 
I was thinking about the possible causes of discomfort I experienced myself after the race, kind of unusual. Here is the theory: The large forest area around start/finish recently burned, still emitting carbon monoxide and lots of other toxic stuff.
Around 1 pm heavy rain started and created mist. It is known that this mist is toxic if inhaled. During the race lungs are hyperventilated, so exposure can be extreme.
This should affect those who were running late (1-3 pm) -- I finished around 2:50 pm

Googe "exposure to air pollution is associated with increases in troponin"
May 15, 2023 11:52 AM # 
Yikes! I hope you feel better soon and get some answers!
May 15, 2023 1:43 PM # 
Very scary. I hope it proves to be a one-time thing.
May 15, 2023 2:07 PM # 
Frightening. Let there be an explanation. Preferably a relatively benign one but "We don't know precisely what happened or why and who knows if it will happen again or what would make that more or less likely." is not what one wants from medical science at times like this.
May 15, 2023 6:12 PM # 
Sending positive thoughts your way!
May 15, 2023 7:18 PM # 
Dang Kissy, that sounds scary lousy. Hope all turns out fine. Like Gail I was hoping it was just a dehydration effect., but no such luck. Hope you get to go home today - with good news and an understanding of what happened. Thinking of you.
May 15, 2023 7:22 PM # 
Hi All. Looks like I'm not going home today. The CT, echo, and stress test all looked pretty good, even though my troponin levels were still up there. It looked like I was ready to go home, but then the episodes started again and continued for a few hours, pretty heavily. So, they don't want to send me home yet until they can figure things out. Now they're looking at bigeminy -- which is like an extra heartbeat but mine is going a little crazy.

Thanks for your kind words. <3
May 15, 2023 7:41 PM # 
Oh no! Hoping this gets figured out and resolved soon. Sending positive thoughts your way!
May 15, 2023 7:52 PM # 
Yikes. Focusing my positive karma stuff in your direction.
May 15, 2023 9:35 PM # 
Yurets' theory makes some sense.
Also: could it be long covid?
May 15, 2023 9:39 PM # 
Good it happened when you were still at the hospital and not after they let you go. Hope they figure it out and have something that will help. Yeah, definitely sending good thoughts your way.
May 15, 2023 9:51 PM # 
@peggyd - I told them about my bouts with Covid, but they didn’t say much about that. Also, while yurets’ theory might make sense, I had left the area before it started to rain.
May 16, 2023 4:47 PM # 
Hang in there, get it all figured out and come through fine. That's what I'm wishing and hoping for, for you. Sending good thoughts your way.

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