Thank you for your comments and your good thoughts.
Yesterday's daffodils were like a message.
Thanks to a dear family member who worked on my behalf, the problem is now resolved, and in my favour. I'm relieved and grateful.
The other side to this past week of fear and uncertainly is that everything I've learned about myself - i.e., all the "work" I've done on myself - kicked in. I realized that the fear was an old one that rose to the surface and exaggerated everything; that one way or the other I would survive; that there is no shame in asking for help; that it was temporary.
"Turning to face my fear,I meet the warrior who lives within me" -- Jennifer Wellwood
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown