Six weeks post-op update

posted September 7th, 2016, 10:45 am


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September 7th, 2016, 10:45 am

LittleLynn84

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Yesterday marked six weeks post-op for me, but I didn't have much energy to make an update. At six weeks, I was to have my first follow-up appointment with my doctor to see how things are healing (via Skype, 'cause sitting in a car for four hours both ways to see her in person for a five minute talk just wasn't happening). XD I don't know why, but this appointment still had me nervous before it happened, and I just didn't sleep well the night before. Again, I don't know why, though. I don't know what I was afraid of.

Anxiety's just the best, isn't it? XD

Anyway, the appointment happened and everything's fine. She had me take some pictures and email them to her (as obviously, she couldn't inspect it in person). And from what I'm hearing in her expert opinion, everything looks like it's healing well. At six weeks, I'm allowed to get back to heavy lifting (not that I have any reason to), and she gave me clearance to take baths again (that part, I'm excited about).

Outside of this, after my last update, I finally learned I can wear pants again (which is more exciting than it sounds). Following surgery, I was told to wear very loose-fitting clothes for a while. Ideally dresses, but I supposed some baggy sweatpants or PJ pants probably could've worked too. I just stuck with dresses though, as it was easier. But at one point, a couple weeks ago, I tried to put on a pair of jeans out of curiosity. Everything was still too tender and swollen for that to feel comfortable though.

Last week, I tried again. It wears comfortably and it fits. And if I may, it fits better than it ever has before what without all the extra... "apparatus". Ironically, I still kind of have a strange compulsion to tuck even though there's nothing TO tuck anymore. "Old habits die hard", I guess. But there is also the weird irony of being so happy to feel right in jeans. Like, at the start of transition, I was so happy to not have to wear pants because I love skirts and dresses. Now it's like coming full circle because my jeans just look and feel so amazing, and it's strangely empowering being able to pull them on without requiring a tuck and wondering if it's still visible from a certain angle. Not to say I no longer like dresses or anything, but hey, it's nice to have variety. ^_^

Other than that, I'm doing pretty well. And I you hope folks are too. I know it's hard to find information on this stuff, so as always, if anyone has questions, I will do my best to answer anything as long as I know the answer.

But for now, do take care and have a lovely day, Rain Beaus! <3

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September 7th, 2016, 11:17 am

jus'sayin'ello (Guest)

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Glad you're...is there a concise description for the post-surgery everything-is-easier-(despite-inconvenient-aftercare)-and-just-a-little-more-right-feeling ? Well, I'm glad you're having it! <3

I remember the first time I wore a tight t-shirt after my double mastectomy. Talk about a joyful absence! No more baggy sweatshirts over a couple shirts over a binder just to look like a really sweaty potato sack! No more chronic back pain from binding too long! No more tucking the boobies in the armpits -.-

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September 7th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Snowwater

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Glad to know you're doing fine Lynn, have a nice day :)

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September 8th, 2016, 5:11 am

Currious Kitty (Guest)

Question about dresses

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This may sound like an odd question, but what is it about dresses you like/love?

Just curious.

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September 8th, 2016, 11:32 pm

FrancisWhenever (Guest)

Aside from the new SU episode this made my day :D

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I'm so glad everything is going well and that you're in good spirits!And honestly, thank you for sharing your experiences with your audience :) I'm glad to have found this comic and not only Rain's story but what you tell of yours, it means a lot.
(P.s - While I do have a question it's rather silly: Do you play pokemon Go? If so...What team do you play for? If not which team would you like to join? XD)

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September 9th, 2016, 3:16 am

Anna Rei

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That is why I like putting out there stuff about me being Intersex cause there is so little about those like me. It is good to know what to expect on me getting my SRS done. I am not afraid to but anxiety over not knowing is not good. My doctor says cause of my health risks I have I should get mine done. Really the relief of finally being told I should by some one like a doctor made me so happy. Most all the time I get I should not and that really upsets me every time. I am already part way there I mite as well go all the way. Changes in my mind over the last year have really shown I am female mostly mentally. Every girl thing I buy makes me happy. I never felt that way about male things I got. They never gave me any true happiness like I have now. :P

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September 10th, 2016, 6:03 am

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Such excellent news Jocelyn!!! Glad to hear you're healing so well.

I do admit to not knowing much about SRS, but your experience has prompted me to do a bit more reading on it. It is not quite what I had ... assumed it to be. I do want to thank you for sharing all of this with us.

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September 11th, 2016, 5:51 pm

GabiAPF

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@LittleLynn84: I'm glad to hear everything's going well! And I agree that it's good to have variety. I'm sure those jeans must look great on you now. :)

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September 12th, 2016, 10:53 pm

Anna Rei

Good news

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As I said I am Intersex but only partly androgen insensitive. But I am finally getting more a hour glass female body look. Now that muscle and fat are moving around and changing in the right amounts in the right places. When I was young I had a very female body. I was only tall and wide shoulder like a male. I lived as a female for a time in my early teens. Then my boy friend tried to rape me and I fought back and punch him in the nuts and ran. At the time I just was not ready for sex as I was still have male sex organs. I freak out and went back to living as male again and took male HRT for a long time. Enough to be male but not fully. I never lost the breasts. They just got a bit smaller. I hid it mostly thru doing weight lifting and letting myself get over weight just enough to hide it. I still acted very female at times. But I pasted good enough as a male. Though a lot of people saw me as a female who was just trying to be a male. I never got any man credit for anything manly I did. Now my body is getting back to as it was when I was younger. I let go of trying to being male and it scares me some times how female I really am. :P

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September 25th, 2016, 4:04 pm

Elizabeth (Guest)

Anna Rei--Welcome to the club!

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Pretty much the same for me as well, except the rape happened at 28 with a spiked glass of champagne. I am older and wiser now. I thought the "guy club" was one big happy family, and boy was I wrong! I am more accepted as female than I ever was as male, and never going back. I only wish I did this earlier to avoid a lot of grief. Good to see a character like Heather in the story--I DEFINITELY identify with her.

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