My iPhone 4S is attempting to restore from an iCloud backup.  It's taking a very long time.  Is it still restoring?

I began this crazy fiasco on Friday (it's now Monday). My phone didn't have enough storage to update to iOS8 via wifi, so I connected to my laptop.  Thankfully I backed up my phone to iCloud & even saved pics manually onto my laptop before beginning the update via iTunes.  My computer (PC, Dell Mini) kept making disconnection sounds (my USB ports are unreliable at times) so I began to think it wasn't going to work with the continuously broken connection (it was displaying a message in iTunes "waiting for iphone").  So I thought, well, if that USB port isn't working & it's already disconnected, I'll just switch the USB port real quick.  BIG MISTAKE.  I then got an error message saying the connection was lost & the update was interrupted.  I clicked "OK" & then I was told that my iPhone would have to be reset to factory setting before it could be updated.  GREAT...  So I let it be restored to factory settings via iTunes.  After that it updated to iOS8.  Once that was complete I began the iCloud backup restore.  It started Friday afternoon & ran for several hours, reloading many of my items.  But then I had to leave work, & a wifi connection.  My phone was away from wifi most of the weekend, but has had the spinning 'loading wheel' next to my "4G" icon in my status bar the whole time.  Several of my Apps say their 'waiting' or 'loading' but they don't appear to be actually loading (hence, they're in the same 'loading' spot they've been in for days).  When I looked online I found this:
How can I verify that the restore process is underway?
Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup. When the restore process is underway, the iCloud Backup setting is dimmed and you have the option to tap Stop Restoring.
But when I look at the Settings > iCloud on my phone, there's no "Storage & Backup."  Instead, where that option should be, is a message at the very bottom of the page that says "Your iCloud account cannot be deleted because your iPhone is being restored."  This is the only indication I have that it's still restoring, but like I said, the apps have not shown improvement in their loading.  My phone has been back on wifi, connected to power source, & locked since 8:45am (it's now 9:45am).
Is my phone actually restoring??? Or is there a glitch & it's stuck???  Please help!

Now it's Wednesday (2 days since I originally posted) & my iPhone appears to have finally restored all my apps, but it still says it's restoring from iCloud backup.  If all my apps are restored, what else could it be restoring?  IS it actually restoring anything at this point, or is it still in 'glitch' mode???  I've tried turning it off & back on & it continues to say that it's restoring.

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