On and On Without End?

by Disillusionized
(U.S.A.)

My grandmother is living in a dementia facility, and has been there for almost a year now. Before this she lived in assisted living for six years, after having been enabled by her family to live in her unmanageabley large house for three ridiculous years after her husband died.


Granny broke her hip five years ago, but was able to survive, which is amazing, since most people die from broken hips in their 80s.

Then, two years later, she developed breast cancer, but was given some type of "chemo pill" and it went away!

Later on in the same year, at age 85, and while still smoking, for Christ sakes, she contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized, but managed somehow, for reasons inexplicable, to pull through and survive.

She has had dementia for probably ten years. She was a selfish, nasty tyrant to her family, and even beat up her own elderly mother once when she was drunk.

Why has she lived so long and beaten all the odds? She is also rich, and her family needs the money she hoarded from the inheritance she received long ago from the mother she beat up.

I guess my story might prove the old saying that the meanest people live the longest. Perhaps God only knows why?

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