Hi Jamie. Wow! You definately have a lot on your plate. But despite all your frustrations and challenges I must commend you because you are managing to handle it by getting things done and moving forward. And from having been there recently (I graduated in February) I truly understand how difficult it is to do that. Is the carer your lady friends mother or just someone who is responsible for her? Have the two of you set a wedding date yet or are you just taking things one step at a time? Great job on finishing that paper last night....I know doing that gives you an addrenalin rush and makes you feel better. Make sure you keep up on your sleep though, otherwise you will eventually get buried. Good luck with your teeth and I'll be thinking of you.
Hang in there, I KNOW you can do this.
PS: I am in the US and we have grants and scholarships that we can apply to to defray tuition fees. Do you have anything like that there?