Actuarially speaking, she should have died within 2 years of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which used to be a death sentence.
My misgivings have nothing to do with her toughness, which is unquestioned, but simply a pattern I have noted in people I have case managed in the past. Multiple cancer sites, frequent trips to the hospital, and 88 years of age do not add up to a prognosis of more than 6 months. I hope I am wrong and she makes it another 10 years. The one thing she has on her side, besides her own dedication to her heath, is she is getting great medical care. But you can’t beat back mortality indefinitely.