Thank you both for the responses. I am appreciative of them.
B: You are very correct in your assessment about how these people operate. Thank you for your well wishes. I hope you find your own peace soon as well.
Peter: Having thought further about the incident and your response, I think that in both of our cases there was a major betrayal of trust. You trusted a medical professional to help you as his job implies he should; I trusted a friend to treat me as a friend should. Ordinarily they are people we should have been able to trust, but these predators twist everything to accomplish their end goal.
"Don't be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you've been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?" Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Book 7:7