I thought this was bullshit for the longest time, but my lived experience has shown me CONFIDENCE ALWAYS WINS.
That’s how I’m approaching coming out to my kids today: With confidence that this is the right thing to do, and that it’s way past due. I’m also going in with joy in my heart. I have great news to share with my kids: You can be whoever you want to be in this life.
Wish me luck! :)
Good luck sweety! Confidence is the way to go and you totally have this!
Is what my friend said to me last night as we wandered from a restaurant to a coffee shop.
Now, she is cis and me trans, and it was a very crowded bit of pedestrianised walk way with bars and restaurants… and I guess people were looking way more than usual…. but it hadn’t occurred to me until she…
Me too, I don’t notice unless someone points it out. Mostly I assume people are looking because I’m strikingly tall.
Congrats on your surgery. Hope you have a good recovery. I'm super happy for you.
SRS update - Day 6
Nurses told me I could walk to the bathroom to empty my catheter myself today so I gave it a try. Turns out, I need to do more sitting upright before I try that again. Made it all the way there and passed out. Luckily, my hero (my wife) was there and handled the situation. Next thing I knew, I was wondering why I was laying on the floor in a cold sweat. A little recovery and I made it safe and sound back to the bed and all is good! Whew! I need a better plan next time!
In other news, I finally get solid food today and it is GLORIOUS!
Tomorrow packing comes out and I do my first dilation. I’m more than a little nervous about that one. Anyone have personal experience with that they could reblog or pm me?
or start singing and dancing in time with each other.
OMG IM SO HAPPY THAT YOU GOT SRS GO YOU IM SO FULL OF SECONDHAND HAPPINESS RN
Eee! Thank you! Believe me, I have enough first hand happiness that I’m happy to share!
Some people climb mountains.
Some people discover lost civilizations.
Some people are bitten by a radioactive sloths and fight crime ever so slowly.
I beat them all. Today I slowly shuffled to the bathroom and back to bed without passing out.
I had a sex dream for like maybe the first time ever. And I was the one performing the act!
I never have sex dreams. It makes me so mad!
SRS. Update -Day 5
Today is a good day! Had a wonderful sleep last night and feeling less sore all over today! Swelling is down and I have to say, even though they say it takes a year for your vagina to settle down and look like it normally will, I’m pretty thrilled with how things look!
I imagined, many times, what it would be like to look down there or feel down there and have things the way they are supposed to be. I wondered if it would be thrilling, weird, exciting, or what. Turns out, it’s very similar to the rest of my transition. There is definitely an element of excitement to it, but more than anything, it just feels normal. Instead of adding something, it’s the removal of bad feelings. So, now it doesn’t feel wrong when I look or feel down there. My junk is now just as boring and integral to me as every other woman’s and that’s a feeling I’ve never had before.
Huge hugs to all you guys, and if this is the path you hope to find yourself on, I wish you ALL of my luck, love, and support because everyone deserves to feel normal in their body.