"Every morning, she wakes up older and closer to death..."
A doctor very well paid by a veteran artist has conceived a rejuvenation cure and is currently finishing the testing phase. The old woman, impatient of regaining her former beauty, refuses to wait and asks for the injection immediately.
The potion works marvellously. However, when morning comes, she awakens in decomposition. She tries to combat the situation by having another injection. Each morning, she awakens in worse shape than the previous day. Soon enough, we can even see changes in her attitude. There is little potion left but the old woman doesn't want to hear a thing.