Comments: Holy crap -- I've got pneumonia


Oh man, that sucks. Get well soon.

And dry cough. Hmmm. ACE inhibitor? If so, me too. Ramipril (Altace).

Posted by: double-plus-ungood [TypeKey Profile Page]

Very good catch!

I use Lotrel. But in light of the pneumonia, the BP meds are probably not the source of the cough. Or maybe they are. I expect to discuss that further with the doc once my X-rays come up clear.

P.S. thanks for the good wishes.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

Feel better soon. I was hospitalized with pneumonia about 9 years ago, it is not a fun thing. Sorry you can't be with your Mom but I'm sure she'd rather you take care of yourself than risk worsening to come to her party. She'd never forgive herself if that happened because you're still her baby.

Posted by: Rosemary, The Queen of All Evil [TypeKey Profile Page]

Yes, you're right about that last part -- we're all still her kids.

I was so looking forward to being with my brother and sisters. We haven't all been together since my dad died almost 13 years ago. My brother is in New York, my one sister is in England and I live in Louisiana. My other sister lives close by my mom.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

Been there, Ara (the spousal abuse, as well ;-). Get well soon.

BTW, you have a beautiful family.

Posted by: shep [TypeKey Profile Page]

Thanks. Each of us completely different than the other but we're all Mom & Dad's children.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

Go figure. We always blamed the milkman.

Posted by: shep [TypeKey Profile Page]

'Member the Farkle Family?

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

I'm the oddball in my family. Ara, you've met most of my family - all dark and a bit swarthy, then there's me pale and blonde. Dad never questioned it, the milkman was darker than he was. And I look exactly like a combo of my paternal Grandfather and maternal Grandmother. Whew!

Posted by: Rosemary, The Queen of All Evil [TypeKey Profile Page]

Here's the thing: we all look very similar, including my younger sister who had blond hair and blue eyes as a baby.

What I meant to say was that we were an immigrant family and each of us kids assimilated in different ways.

Actually my younger sister was the only one born in the states and she now lives in England. So she assimilated in a different way -- she speaks with an English accent and why not? Her husband is English and all of HER kids (save one) were born there.

Go figure.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

"'Member the Farkle Family?"

Ferd Berfle I presume?

Posted by: shep [TypeKey Profile Page]

You got it!

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]

That apology from your wife is classic.


I didn't realize - for obvious reasons - that your family was far flung but is coming together for 80th. That is truly sad.

Posted by: templestark [TypeKey Profile Page]

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