Thursday, February 4, 2010

The lady and the stats

She’d walk each day to the store, a cane in one hand, cigarette in the other. She quit at age 90, walking... not smoking.

Shortly after her 93rd, I sat beside her on the tiled bathroom floor waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

One-third of old ladies die within a year of a hip fracture.

Damn statistics.


Helen said...

Yes, my grandmother was one of those stats in her 70s.

Glad you were there to sit with her.

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