One does not usually volunteer to get their throat cut. Still less would they actually pay to have it done! Yesterday (Jan. 31) was such a day for me, though. To cut to the chase, I underwent chondrolaryngoplasty, a.k.a., a tracheal shave or Adam’s Apple reduction. I have b...
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(Apologies to Graham Greene for messing with his book title… 🙂 ) Well… well, we may say. I was busy in Prague for the International Council of Museums Triennial conference, awaiting a zero-depth vulva operation in Poland and doing a Zoom meeting consultation. The ups...
Yesterday marked a huge shift in how I will live my life from this day forward. That ‘huge shift’ is what the following conversation is all about….. Wow, someone looks like something big happened recently….. Yep, after all the waiting, I was finally able to have my breast...
Over the years I have had so many opportunities to accept my true self and begin a life of being the woman I so much want, but I denied and shamed myself my entire life. I left my family home at 19 years old to begin my adult life. I had no one to care for but myself. I shared a ...
Every once in a while a gem of information falls into your lap offering hope for something better. In this case it comes from Dr. William J. Powers, D.O. a family medicine physician in Michigan and in the form of a recorded lecture and PowerPoint. For those of you who are a...
Ever since I can remember, I have always felt different. I loved football and rugby and was not into anything girly. I always dreamt of growing up and becoming a man. As I looked in the mirror time and time again, however, I was upset at the fact that the body of a girl was stari...
I had equivocated for months now. I knew how harsh a trial it would be, but still. I knew that my reflection was passably beautiful, but still. I heard others express shock at my decision, lending support to what I saw, but still. When I looked in the mirror I saw every line that...
Monday March 26th marks a seminal day in my gender journey. For a brief moment the meaning of it overcomes my nerves as I’m wheeled into the operating theater. As the anesthetic begins to take hold I ponder briefly the pain and heart ache it has taken to get this far. The e...
I’ve just completed my third surgery to correct a physical situation I was born with. I sit with an icepack between my legs and a nightstand full of various pills. There are pain pills and antibiotics, pills to counteract the ill effects of anesthisia and pills to counter the i...
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