So a couple of days ago, a high school friend came by, and we went to dinner. I had a lot of fun, and my husband said....I bet during dinner you felt completely normal. Yup. These pain free periods are getting longer, and it is getting easier to deal with. Social interaction and having fun is part of the healing. I won't lie and say that I am totally comfortably, but by goodness this is getting easier. Also, not dwelling on it seems to help a lot too, and most importantly, not being afraid and honouring my own needs. The reading on fear was incredibly powerful.