first of all GOD BLESS YOU - BLESS YOUR HEART raying: You are right...there are things that do not get cured, one just learns how to live with it better. I think because she had 11 normal years she was able to be there for the 2 girls. the same thing will keep her going forward as she is relearning who she is, what she likes, what she wants etc.... Will she ever be the girl she may have been if it did not happen. NO she won't. But like Elizabeth she will be lucky to afford much therapy, and much support. that does make a difference. And when she begins to have new stories to replace the old ones she will have other reference points. But the fear in her gut will always be there, no matter how safe. It will take much time....But she may turn it into a win for her and her girls. She is a hero.