After: The Nurses’ Hospital Nude Photoshoot

I had my year-and-a-half "After" photos at my plastic & reconstructive surgeon's office at Johns Hopkins, Friday. It had to be one most hilarious, surreal experiences of my life. First of all, I was buck naked. I'm used to being naked in one way or another at the hospital, but I felt *especially* naked with… Continue reading After: The Nurses’ Hospital Nude Photoshoot

Day 5 after voice masculinization surgery

I made a joke to my friend S. that the first stage of recovery is Stage 0: "The Fuck Did I Do?" You would have thought that I would have learned more patience ater al these other surgeries. No, I have not learned my lesson. Surgery isn't a magic wand, so of course you're not… Continue reading Day 5 after voice masculinization surgery

Day 3 after voice masculinization surgery

Something of a diary entry, Longer. .................. Hospital time messes up your sleep like no other. My days and nights have gone topsy turvy again in Baltimore. At some moments I have tremendous energy like normal, and then it disappears like fog. I signed the discharge papers, put on street clothes, and met an arranged… Continue reading Day 3 after voice masculinization surgery

Day 1, trans voice lowering surgery

Day 1 past voice lowering surgery, also known as voice masculinization surgery Swallowing is much harder today, since the swelling moved to the inside of my throat. It is sometimes hard to breathe, so they are keeping me in the hospital another day. I try to walk, but I am unsteady without being able to… Continue reading Day 1, trans voice lowering surgery

Bottom Surgery Vocabulary: Trans community language around phalloplasty

Words to know for navigating trans phalloplasty discussionThe post is NSFW, 18+. When I was first researching having transgender bottom surgery, I got into a world with a ton of acronyms and abbreviations. It seemed like most people were speaking in code. Top surgery was so simple in comparison. I just asked the doctor which… Continue reading Bottom Surgery Vocabulary: Trans community language around phalloplasty