this is like the happy ending of a movie! i can hear the music swelling now. it is so much better than i could have hoped.
of course, i know that it is not really the end unless you decide not to go any further with pursuing the avenues still open to you.
but i hope you will pause and rest and savor the moment and enjoy this victory. because - incomplete as it is - it IS a HUGE improvement upon what you were expecting and what most people would fear.
so - my suggestion is not to rush to a decision too quickly. take your time and take care of yourself. be prepared for a possible emotional letdown as the initial exhilaration subsides.
you have accomplished so much and grown so much and dredged up resources from depths of resiliency that i find inspiring and encouraging.
no matter what happens next - you are a VICTOR and a HERO and a WINNER!!! my congratulations and best wishes and prayers for the future...
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"