Sheila - you are poorly and it sounds like it will take a while to pick up from a nasty bug like that. Hope you feel better soon.
Bless - what a dreadful experience with your mother! I have had to battle so often with father and uncle to make sure that they had the best chances and to make sure they were heard. It makes me worry about those people who don't have anyone to fight their corner.
I've been low today. I don't know if it's the time of year or what, but I have been seriously struggling. I'm working on snapping out of it and I plan to be back tomorrow in a better frame of mind.
Until then, hugs, a link to a favourite funny gif (not suitable for work!) and a cheerful picture.