I'm a 25 year old woman and advertising assistant for a fairly large company. Just a couple of weeks ago, the company sent me on an out of town business trip. My husband couldn't arrange his schedule to come with me, so I made the trip by myself.
On the last night before I was scheduled to return home, I went to bed early since my flight out was fairly early in the morning. I was asleep by ten o'clock. About an hour later, I was awakened by a naked man wearing a ski mask, grabbing me by my hair and putting his hand over my mouth. I tried to struggle, but he had me pinned to the bed and I couldn't move. He told me not to scream and to do what he said and I wouldn't be hurt. He tore off my nightgown and my panties, forced me to perform oral sex on him, and then raped me. When he was finished, he told me to wait ten minutes before I left the room.
When he was gone, I got up off the bed, dressed, and went to a nearby hospital to have a rape kit done. I filed a report with the police, then eventually flew back home. I don't even remember flying back home, but after I got home, I told my husband what had happened, and after having finally gotten it out, I cried while he held me. I returned to work, but right now I feel as though I am just going through the motions...I feel numb and depressed, and even though my husband is being supportive, I just wonder how long it will be before I start feeling like myself again.