My parents and I spent November abroad visiting relatives, so we came back in December. Since then my mother had been complaining of her arm/leg joints aching, and weariness. Finally the weariness got too serious so she saw a doctor yesterday. He diagnosed a swollen liver and pleural emission, along with high blood pressure and sugar and prescribed a hospital stay. I saw her after work and she seemed a bit weak, but on the road to recovery. Two hours after my visit she suffered a heart attack. It turns out that her heart had been damaged from strain, and if she'd gone to the hospital earlier it may have been seen and attended to. Nobody knew anything, but hindsight is painful. My father is broken-hearted. I'm holding up better, but I'm also stunned, and feeling grief, regret, and rage. Thankfully I have a sister (working abroad, but who's coming back) and friends, who will help out any way they can. My mother was a sweet and homely woman, and she was remarkably strong and I loved her very much. That's all I can say.