My mom is starting to improve. She had every test she could have for anemia causes and the doctor found nothing wrong other than she just has anemia. She is now off Ensures and is able to eat normal foods and have them taste as they should, so I'm back to cooking. =D Her left hand is still screwed up from that bout of arthritis, though, and she is left handed. D:
Other than that, basic crappy life full of stress, anger and money problems. Yay.