My mom fell 2 weeks ago and fractured her femur, just above her knee replacement. She is 94, has Parkinson's disease and was diagnosed 4 years ago, but mentally she is still pretty sharp. She got 90% of the questions thrown at her today by an SLP correct, but no other significant issues. Surgery was 10 days ago and was expected to last 5 hours due to what appeared to be a complicated fracture. Thankfully, it went better than expected and finished in just under 3 hours. She is now in rehab and the post-surgical delirium she experienced seems largely gone, but the road to recovery will be long. She seems game, but as we know, nothing is easy or simple at that age. In any case, I am still feeling annoyed with the chief anesthesiologist in the pre-op area who just before surgery casually commented something like "Well, six months is about all you can expect. Statistically speaking." While that may be true, was that the time or place for him to say something like that? I was flabbergasted to hear that kind of remark at such a stressful moment. Am I over-reacting? I know there are bigger fish to fry, but a comment like that at a moment like that seems very out of place, and of course the "six month" thing is stuck in my head. Surely some people defy odds. Report this doctor to someone? Or let it go?