My 91-yeear old mother is slowly recovering from many recent bouts of pancreatitis and I have been traveling back and forth 200 miles each way every week for 4-5 days at a time. She is a widow and very needy emotionally. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer last week and my brother is suffering from a recent herniated disc problem. All happened all at once. My husband and I are very tired. I just simply need some down time and time to take care of myself (just got my first cold in over 10 years - I tend to be very healthy and fit)...but for now, just a hug from new "friends" on this site. Don't want to inundate family and friends here with the same old song and dance. Venting here will be good!