The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Rose is fifty-three year-old.
Rose is referring to the fact that their marriage is in trouble..... that she is just about done, and his chance to show her that he wants to make it work it temporary. She's not going to wait for him forever.
Rose tells Troy that she thinks Gabe should be hospitalized for his own good.