Hi there. Well, you've certainly been through the ringer! I'm sure it has all been stressful to deal with as well. When you ask what is 'normal', I think there is no 'normal'. Every woman is going to react differently. But the spotting you describe would be normal in my opinion. I'm not sure what this first period will be like but remember, as our bodies get back to normal and adjust to change, our periods are often 'odd'. Wishing you the best.
The ringer sums it up nicely lol. I guess I am just being a worry wort because the cramping is like it was before when I had the heavy bleeding. I have been luck most of my life with very light periods but over the last few months it was horrible. Now i'm gun shy! Thank you for calming my reservations :)