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2014-01-28 1:22 PM

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Hi fellow Georgians,

Wanted to let you know I am still alive, and grateful to be.

On January 11th, I ran the Rails to Trails 50k near Tybee Island. I had a great time and ran it in 5:09:10, placed second female.

On January 17th in the early morning I underwent emergency surgery to fix a perforated ulcer and to clear my body cavity of lots of infection. Apparently, during the 50k I was behind on my hydration (I felt it too) and at some point during the race I lost blood flow to that part of my intestine and it essentially "died" and the preexisting ulcer I had there perforated and became a hole. For 5-6 days air, food, gastric fluids, fluids, blood, etc was seeping from the hole into my body cavity, causing a lot of infection. I had no idea this was going on for a week. I woke up early a.m. on the 17th in excruciating pain and went into surgery immediately after I was given a CT scan.

I'm now back home on the med, and have about 6 weeks until I can get back to light activity. I won't be able to do my marathon, 6 hour ultra, or my 50 miler. There is a chance I might be able to do Beach 2 Battleship half in late October if my doctor gives me the green light. I am a little bummed that I will be missing out on so much this year, but I could have died and I am still alive so I am truly grateful for that.


2014-01-28 3:04 PM
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Whoa...that sounds incredibly serious..Glad you're ok(and already planning the 'alternate' race schedule for '14)!

Good luck with the recuperation...
2014-01-28 3:27 PM
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Omg glad you're gonna survive. What a scare!
2014-01-28 8:25 PM
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Holy cow! Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Heal quickly.
2014-01-28 10:19 PM
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Holy Moly - I hope you have a speedy recovery
2014-01-29 12:22 PM
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Scary!  Glad you're on the mend. Cider soon!!!



2014-01-29 4:33 PM
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Glad you're ok!! Also, let me be the first to say...you're a bada$$!!!!
2014-01-29 5:55 PM
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Glad you ok!!
2014-01-30 10:32 AM
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WOW!

 

I'm glad you are on your way back.  

2014-01-31 1:29 PM
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Sounds serious, indeed! Good thing you went in to get checked. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you can get back to doing what you love soon.
2014-01-31 7:12 PM
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So, you are living proof that if it does not kill you, it will make you stronger!   unreal that you ran through that condition.   Really glad you are doing better.



2014-01-31 8:31 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm feeling a lot better. Today I moved up from liquids only to soft foods and I can already feel the energy coming back. Still taking everything really easy and slow.
2014-02-07 12:08 PM
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how's the recovery coming along?
2014-02-07 1:33 PM
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how's the recovery coming along?


Thanks for checking on me

Great! I feel good, been getting back to doing my "mom" errands around the house. Had my 3 week post-op appointment yesterday, got clearance to do walks and slow jogs for the next 2 weeks, and after these 2 weeks I can swim, bike, and run. I have to take it easy in the beginning and gradually build back up, and of course stop if my gut starts to hurt. I also was given clearance to do a late fall half ironman, as well as a winter marathon. Thankful my body is so resilient
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