The Recovery Process: Weeks 5-6

The Recovery Process: Weeks 5-6

Before all this began, I was given an estimate of about six weeks recovery time. That is, six weeks to get back to being a normally functioning adult, more or less. Six weeks until “don’t push it, no exercise and like if you really need to have sex you can but take it easy and probably […]

The Recovery Process: Weeks 3-4

The Recovery Process: Weeks 3-4

Getting home from the hospital was an exciting prospect. No more being plugged into machines, or being woken up by nurses. More than that, it meant I was taking another step forward in my recovery, responsible for taking care of myself. And as much as I enjoyed having someone else worry about my food and […]

The Transition Process: Pre-Surgery

The Transition Process: Pre-Surgery

For a lot of people, reassignment surgery is one of the biggest parts of the transition process. For others, it isn’t important at all, or it is but it’s not worth all the hell that goes with it, or it’s just inaccessible. Whatever your feelings on it, if you’re gonna go through it, there’s a […]

I don’t even know

I don't even know

Boy oh boy, it’s been a crazy few days weeks months. A whirlwind of psychiatrist appointments, medical tests (five blood tests this week! Two needles, five vials of my precious, delicious blood), ECGs, X-Rays, paperwork, employment stuff. I am exhausted. But I’m also winning, so that’s good. Life, you will not beat me. Go suck a bag of […]

Stop Calling It A Sex Change

Stop Calling It A Sex Change

I had really hoped I’d never have to write a post like this, but it seems like there’s still a lot of ignorance out there, so here I go. Stop talking about ‘sex changes’. They are not a thing. That is not how it works. Confused? Let me bring you up to speed. There is an […]