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Discussion: That is terrible news

in: Bash; Bash > 2017-11-25

Nov 25, 2017 4:52 PM # 
I don't feel I've reached the age where friends should start dying.
Nov 25, 2017 6:01 PM # 
Her Mom lives near you. I just can't imagine what she's going through.
Nov 25, 2017 7:41 PM # 
My god that’s awful. So sorry, Barb.
Nov 25, 2017 7:51 PM # 
So sorry, Barb. That must be quite a shock.
Nov 25, 2017 9:33 PM # 
Oh no so sorry to hear that Barb.
Nov 25, 2017 11:27 PM # 
Awful! So sorry, Bash!
Nov 25, 2017 11:36 PM # 
So sorry to hear of this awful news Barb.
Nov 26, 2017 2:21 AM # 
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you and everyone who loved her.
Nov 26, 2017 4:05 AM # 
Thanks, all. My heart is with her family tonight.
Nov 27, 2017 12:26 AM # 
coach ld:
That kind of news is a like punch in the stomach - you must have felt like you had the wind knocked out of you. No wonder your head is spinning. So sorry for your loss - sounds like Sharon was a gem. Condolences.
Nov 27, 2017 4:37 AM # 
I am sorry to hear this Bash :(
Nov 27, 2017 2:06 PM # 
Very sorry Bash. It may not seem like it now, but soon enough the memory of all of the joy she has brought to your life will eclipse the pain you feel right now.
Nov 27, 2017 4:12 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
very sorry Bash :(
Nov 28, 2017 4:36 AM # 
Thanks everyone for your condolences. It turns out she died of pneumonia. She'd been to a doctor who thought it was bronchitis. I didn't realize pneumonia could be fatal to someone my age in otherwise good health without presenting as an extreme, obvious illness. Very sad.
Nov 28, 2017 6:16 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Nov 28, 2017 8:28 PM # 
I got pneumonia this year despite having had the vaccines. It wasn't obvious to the doctor, but fortunately he ordered tests. By the time I got home the x-ray came back as positive for it. Glad I didn't have to find out if I could get well on my own. Really sorry about your friend.
Nov 28, 2017 9:51 PM # 
Thanks, Gail. It's a reminder that "cold" symptoms shouldn't be ignored if they are serious or last too long. My friend had symptoms for two weeks and saw a doctor but I don't think she'd been sick in bed. As an Ironman triathlete, she could put up with a lot of physical discomfort and wouldn't likely complain after a doctor had given it a relatively benign label.

I was reminded that Muppets creator Jim Henson died quickly of pneumonia in his 50s. From what I've read, it seems things haven't changed that much since this 1990 article was written.

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