Revision Surgery Update 10/13

Not a great deal to say. I went to see the surgeon about a week ago. Everything way healing normally. I’ve passed that early stage of aches and pains, and I can now go back to things like ibuprofen or naproxen for my odd attacks of joint pain. I had some minor feedback from the…… Continue reading Revision Surgery Update 10/13

To Take a Knee

Up to now the protest on the part of the football players has been somewhat abstract for me. I have been sympathetic for sure, but it didn’t touch me directly. I was appalled at how a clear statement about the continuation of bigotry, prejudice and inequality under the laws of the USA being peacefully demonstrated…… Continue reading To Take a Knee

SRS – Revision – October 2017

I originally talked with my surgeon about having developed a tight spot around eighteen  months ago. At the time his advice was to step up on dilation and to use my thumb to put pressure on the scar “ring” that had formed. Unfortunately, nothing I did seemed to make any difference. This was complicated by…… Continue reading SRS – Revision – October 2017

Anti Drama

It’s Sunday evening and I’ve had the last solid food before surgery. Tomorrow is about having a liquid diet interspersed with powerful antibiotics meant to kill every microbe in my gut and other powerful bactericides to kill those on my body. All of which ends with a power, well, I’ll leave the last to your…… Continue reading Anti Drama

Approaching Surgery

I spent four hours driving sixty miles yesterday. Two hours into Boston and two hours home. I had two appointments, one with the plastic surgery unit at BMC and one with the pre op unit. They went over things, checked me out, all the usual stuff. As expected they added the dreaded bowel cleanse to…… Continue reading Approaching Surgery

So you want to be a woman

(Just posted on Quora) Be patient with yourself. Understand that no matter how much you think you feel female and feminine inside right now that until you’ve actually transitioned you will not understand a woman’s world. That just takes time. What that means is that time is not your enemy, it is your friend. Make…… Continue reading So you want to be a woman

My Two Biggest Losses

I don’t think these will be a surprise, and neither could be different either, these are as they  need to be. I made a choice to move forward with my life and to become Rachel and even though the other choice wasn’t an affirmative one, it was available, and if I’m entirely truthful I cannot…… Continue reading My Two Biggest Losses