On my way to heaven In 2001 my mother visited us in Cambridge and, walking to church one Sunday, fell and broke her hip. Mark Ashton From then on she died slowly and painfully over the next four-and-a-half years. The pain was not physical so much as psychological as she gradually lost all her freedom. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.