You can never be normal again. You can never forget about it. You can never put it behind your back and forget about it. You will always see it. You'll look at yourself and see eyes that speak a thousand words of pain and agony. You see a scar that will always stare you in the face. You are always referred to as a super strong person which holds you back from showing weakness.
No matter what you do it will ALWAYS be there!
Those who never had it will tell you with time you'll forget about it and be "normal" again. Those who had it will tell you it'll subside but it'll always be there.
You struggle whilst you have it and after you have it! It is what I call Eternal Damnation. Others call it Cancer.