Thank you for your rich sharing, tracy. I'm glad you feel safe enough to come back and share your healing experiences.
Going through this stage of recovery from sexual abuse feels all encompassing. Your mind, heart, emotions and body are all involved in the experience. Yet you are in the present. You survived it all. And now you are healing.
Brava to you. Every hurt you feel is a hurt you can now bear. You are getting stronger and healthier as you proceed. Brava again. :)
As you see, I gave your post paragraphs. I hope I did this in a way that you are okay with.