"The term recovery, however is somewhat problematic when applied to trauma survivors. In one sense, it is quite appropriate, for recovery connotes health. In another sense, however,
it is inapprorate, for it suggests a return to one's previous condition, to where one began. Trauma survivors return to a state of health: they do not, however, go back to where they began."
from Shattered Assumptions: Towards a New Psychology of Trauma by Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, Pub. 1992 byt The Free Press, New York, NY, page 169.