Michael is feeling responsible that he jinxed her because he asked about her health just hours before the fall last Sunday.
What is so difficult for us is that we know what she will be going through, having watched my mom for over a year try to find some relief from the pain. In the emergency room on Tuesday, they told her she would be in pain for a while until it healed. Well, dear reader, we know that an older woman with very bad osteoporosis doesn't heal like other women. We know that she will need rehab. We know that she may choose surgery. We know that the very dangerous surgery may kill her. We know that she is going to be in unbearable pain. We know too much. We feel just horrible for her.