Crambone, there are people who have stopped drinking and
start to take care of themselves and have lived good lives for over 20 years. That to me, at age 60, says that Anna's mom could have a long life. No, it may not be pain and complication free, but it's not bad.
I believe in honesty, but I also believe that there's such a thing as hope and being compassionate. I believe people can change when they're pushed to the wall to do so. Hopefully, Anna's mom will be one of them.