Her mother was still in hospital for a foot infection when I met Mariam (not her real name). She is the main caregiver of her octogenarian mother who has diabetes and dementia.
The doctors have recommended that her mother's foot be amputated, but the thought of it made Mariam's insides heave, and sickened her for a week. Warm and pleasant, she has an open expression and an easy manner of talking.
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