Kevin, everyone, thanks for the support and your words of kindness/encouragement.
I still have difficulties internalizing compliments. I'll be trying to get my head around to the thought that I'm strong.
I've done a lot of reflecting over the past few days. I'm staying with my parental units for about four weeks. I'm pretty sure I'll be damaged, but I'm also certain I won't be broken. As long as I don't lose myself - awareness of what I need, want, believe in, feel, think - then I think I can endure. I'm going to remind myself that the world isn't about to end.
On a lighter note. Huskies are bred to endure hardships and freezing cold weather. They're also pack animals. Thanks everyone.