I made it out in one piece, sort of. The first 24 hours have been quite surreal, as I have only been fully conscious for about 1 hour, at most. Monday We got to the hospital at 7:30am, and the nurse at the front desk took us to the day surgery area, where 5 nurses immediately pounced on me, offering to get me started. They … Continue reading 24 Hours Post-Op
Body Down for Maintenance I’m just removing some hardware right now, I’ll deal with the software later. Continue reading Top Surgery Day
Friday night, midnight. And what am I doing? Writing. Because I’m so anxious, so excited and nervous and my mind can’t stop thinking but can’t focus either. I’m wired. So I’ll take this opportunity to let it out. I’d be going all over this in my mind anyway, while attempting to fall asleep, in vain. I have a huge headache from all the anxiety. I’m … Continue reading Last Minute Concerns
(Because anything good always has seconds) Speaking of Seconds… A mere 7 days to go, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes, 604,800 seconds* (*approximations only) before I board a plane to my long-awaited destination. And as each day passes, the second-thoughts thoughts mellow. For second thoughts I have had more than just two. Among my ever pestering conundrums are: am I doing the right thing? should I … Continue reading Top Surgery, part 2
I’m queer. I take queer to mean anything other than strictly heterosexual (with emphasis on strictly), but this word means different things for each person, so to clarify, this is my meaning and my identity. (Never forget, this blog is about me, me, me). Queer just means strange, different, other, and the majority of everyday occurences remind me of how strange I am, how other … Continue reading What am I?
Top Surgery, in t minus 2 weeks The main reason I started this blog right now, as opposed to postponing it indefinitely, is because I’m scheduled for top surgery in t minus 2 weeks (not that T, this t). Actually, “2 weeks to go” was when I gathered up enough inertia to start writing, but as of today it’s more like t minus 10, very … Continue reading Top Surgery
Today’s post on Change.org, titled “The Road To Transgender Equality is Long. Help Shorten It” explains how transgender people are still facing more discrimination than even gays. there’s new evidence that the “T” has seen the least progress of the other three letters of that oft-used acronym While I am privileged enough to have never faced harsh discrimination for being trans, gay, or queer, I … Continue reading In the News: “The Road To Transgender Equality is Long. Help Shorten It”
I’m not normal for many reasons. In a sense, nobody is really “normal” because “normal” is a subjective definition. But I’m much less normal than most people who would consider themselves normal or who are perceived to be normal, or who fall into the norm (or whose name is Norm). And I’m darn proud of it too. I’m not normal because I’m short, only 5’0 … Continue reading I’m Not Normal
Yes, soon means soon. Be patient. Continue reading Coming Soon!