Usually my response to stress is sex, masturbation and sex, sleeping and sex. Sex.
The near-endless hospital visits left me feeling physically deflated and mentally exhausted. My libido was still in place, yet the social skills required to be intimate with a man less so. Hibernation is my go-to.
As of a fortnight ago, I am getting my strength back. I am noticing men again, my eyes flitting towards bulging crotches, blushing if I get caught, wry smiles have replaced the look of fatigue.