Top Surgery: 2 Years Post-op

It’s been a year since I put up pictures of my chest for the world to see. And it’s hard to believe that it’s been only 2 years since there was anything else there. Hypertrophic Scar Treatment I get a lot of questions about the scars. While most people’s scars turn a pinkish-white after 2 years, mine still look as if I’m fresh out of … Continue reading Top Surgery: 2 Years Post-op

Testosterone: 1 year

On January 7 2012 I started Testosterone, and January 5 2013 was my last shot. The reason I stopped T this time was because of my hysterectomy. More estrogen and less testosterone encourages faster healing, so my surgeon recommended suspending T for a few weeks if I felt comfortable doing so. In my previous grapples with testosterone, I was always looking for an excuse to … Continue reading Testosterone: 1 year

Ready

Though the general public perceives “transitioning” as some magical sex change that instantly transforms you from man to woman, or woman to man, we all know it doesn’t really work that way. This is especially true when your gender falls out of the binary, but more often than not these days people are not even taking the “traditional” routes to transition so by now it … Continue reading Ready

Neutrois Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy: One Week Post-Op

Cramps In Spanish – at least the Mexican Spanish that I speak – there are three words to describe three distinct types of cramps. “Dolor de caballo” – or literally, horse’s pain – is the kind of sharp cramp you get when exercising. You feel it in your lower diaphragm, or sometimes quite oddly in your shoulder blades. While it makes breathing slightly painful, it … Continue reading Hysterectomy: One Week Post-Op

Rainbow

5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year

Hormones are gradual. That I would actually take hormones was a surprise in itself, since for the longest time I was absolutely convinced that I would never ever do that. But also, internalizing the fact that you don’t take a shot of testosterone and wake up with a full grown beard and hunky chest hair helped me put aside my irrational fears and focus on … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year

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Today’s Truth

When I told my dad I wanted surgery, it went something like this. We were at the Z√≥calo – Mexico City’s downtown district – shopping for my very first suit. He started talking about how the staff didn’t know whether I was a boy or a girl, how they were very confused by the whole situation. “You know I don’t care. I’m fine with that, … Continue reading Today’s Truth