Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jack Tracer Mysteries: The Case of the Twitching Muscle Facility

Investigate along with the hardboiled detective, Jack Tracer, as he unravels the mysteries of the body.  Can you guess the disease?  Leave your guesses in the comment section below.

"Get this and get it straight, disease is a sucker’s road, and those who succumb to it end up in the gutter, the hospital, or the grave.  It happened like this…"

There I was, sitting in my favorite intestinal joint, sipping on a nice, strong cup of nutrients, when a man approached me with a frantic look in his eyes.  Normally, I’d avoid a man like that on my night off, but there was something in his manner that told me I’d better listen to what he had to say.
“Hey, you Tracer?”
“Yeah, who’s askin’?”
“The name’s Myo, Myo Sin.  I work down at the muscle plant and something’s wrong Tracer.  Something’s very wrong.”
“Oh yeah, then why don’t you take it to the police?”
“Cuz I don’t want to raise suspicion and lose my job.  Everyone’s been very anxious lately and we don’t need the extra stress.  Just look into it why don’t ya and we’ll call the cops if it starts smellin’ too fishy.”
            “Alright, alright, what’s going on Myo?”
            “Well, you see, the whole muscle factory hasn’t been acting right the last few days.  Seems like we’ve been getting bad electricity or something because everything’s weak and the whole place has been, well, twitching.”
            “Yeah, that’s what I said.  So I called over to the power plant.  They told me they’ve still been runnin’ some quality sinus rhythm and not to worry.  But just as I was about to hang up the phone, the guy whispered to me that they have been getting some funny, peaked t waves lately.  Everything’s still pumping right, so the management hasn’t taken any notice of it.”
            “That’s just like them folks to keep going like nothing’s happened!” the bar keeper interjected.  “Sorry guys, I couldn’t help overhearing what you’s talkin’ about and you know, I’ve been thinkin’ something might be off with the power lately too.  Things have been sounding mighty loud down here in the bowels lately and I hear things have been a bit runny down below if you know what I mean.”
            “Hmm… Ok Myo, I’ll take the job,” announced Tracer.  "If I’m right and this thing goes south, we could have some real trouble on our hands.”

Continue to the conclusion of the adventure to learn the answer to the riddle...


  1. sounds like hyperkalemia to me :) I am enjoying your blog Adrienne, great job!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it because its a lot of fun to work on! :)


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