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Hi everyone, I don’t want to give too many details, but I am a young woman in her mid twenties who is a recent victim of sexual assault. I spent days in the hospital after emergency surgery. I’m just looking for others to talk to and hopefully help each other begin to heal. 

All my best, 

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Hi Lillyrose, 

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for what happened to you recently. It must all seem so fresh to you. I hope you know that you did nothing wrong and that this was not deserved. It is one of the things must of us have a tough time dealing with, but what any survivor goes thru is not their fault. 

I hope you are healing physically and sorry it was severe enough to require surgery. The emotional and psychological healing will likely take a bit longer. Do know you are not alone, as you will find support and understanding from this community. Take your time tho on sharing until you feel more comfortable. 

I wish you many steps forward as you move down this healing path.



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Welcome to AS, @Lillysurvivor! I'm glad you found your way here, though I am so terribly sorry for what you've been through. As Mary said, it must be so fresh. I'm so sorry. You didn't deserve what happened to you. And it must have been so awful that you needed surgery. :( I hope that you're recovering from the surgery smoothly. Reaching out here is a great start to healing mentally...you'll find a lot of kind and supportive people. We're all here for you. Sending you strength and tons of support! ❤️ Take gentle care of yourself.


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Welcome @Lillysurvivor to After Silence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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Hello lilly 


Welcome to  AS.   I am sorry to hear that you've had to find us, but  glad you did.  I am sad to hear that someone you care about has experienced trauma.  It is always wonderful to see someone willing and wanting to help their family member or friend through this   difficult time.   Just being there for them and letting  them talk without fear of judgement is the absolute best gift you can give them.  Please know and understand that we are also here to support you.  I hope that being here will help you to be able to support your loved one as best as you possibly can.  Please lean on us for support if you need.  


Wishing you all the best!!!




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Hi, @Lillysurvivor - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm so sorry to hear of the trauma you've endured. I know how lonely and isolating it can feel after something like this happens. I want you to know that you are certainly not alone as there are many people here that have been where you are and understand where you're coming from. 

If you should need anything at all, feel free to shoot me a message. Even if it's just to chat about the weather and feel less alone :) Hope you're healing okay during your recovery! 

Wishing you the best,

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Hello there @Lillysurvivor and welcome to this platform! I am Wanna :flowers:

I just wanted to step by and share my support as well. Please know that I believe you, and that I am sincerely and deeply sorry for your physical and emotional pain. I do wish you the best of recovery on both parts. Please make sure to surround yourself whit thus who make you feel safe. This is a time to cut yourself some slack and focus on your personal well being. 

I am happy you decided to come here. Sharing is a very good sign, and such an important step. You are doing well by accepting help. 

Now, I see that my lovely colleagues have informed you well, but please feel free to DM me if you would have any questions or just need a little bit extra support. 

All best 

- W ☀️

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