I finally got my passport back!!! In it is my Indefinite Leave to Remain. As long as I keep the UK as my primary residence, as I plan to, and don’t leave the country for too long a period of time, I will be fine!!! I felt like dancing in the street after I opened the envelope. This was such a relief, such a weight off my mind. I didn’t feel secure, as though everything could be snatched away from me at any moment.
Life is good. :)