26 Aug '12, 8am

From hospital bed to finish line #running

From hospital bed to finish line #running

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! Alright, everybody put on your reading glasses and say it with me: Coccidiomycosis. Okay, you didn’t get it right? Let’s try phonetic. COK-SID-EE-O-MY-KO-SIS. That’s the medical term for what was trying to kill me in June and July of 2004. Diagnosed with Cancer I was working a night shift at the hospital. I was a nurse in the cardiac surgery ICU, which was always busy. I hadn’t been feeling well all night. My nurse friends and some of the surgeons were trying to convince me to go to the ER. I was being stubborn, but in the back of my mind was worried. I had been fatigued for about two weeks, and was having a hard time breathing. My chest hurt. Finally, at about 6am, I caved and headed to the ER. An old buddy of mine checked me out. He drew some labs and we waited for a chest x-ray. I anxiously awaited the ER doc to...

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