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Estela was now alone in managing the house and all her needs. Plus she had 91 years old. Her body was starting to feel weak, she couldn’t take care of all of the duties of the house alone anymore, specially at this age. As she grew older, health problems piled up; hearing decreased, mobility became more and more reduced, abdominal pain and headaches became more recurrent, and over time a severe form of arthritis developed. The death of Manuel, her husband may have impacted her health in a way.
In the year following Manuel’s passing, the widowed Estela would find herself unfortunately facing a slew of medical issues. She would find that her hearing began to go rapidly and her mobility quickly dwindled. On top of this, she developed a severe case of arthritis. And things only continued to get worse after her 91st birthday. While her body was already slowing down significantly, things would change when Estela would trip and fall while tending to her home. While the fall didn’t cause any permanent damage, it was an eye opener for the elderly woman — and she knew that she’d have to make some changes in her life.