Wednesday, February 2, 2011
February 2, 2011 - ground hog day!!
wow, it's been a while since i logged in for an update. well, as some of you may know, i have been away from home for the past 12 days visiting Montreal Quebec to have sex reassignment surgery performed by Dr. Pierre Brassard. it has been an amazing experience for me. i plan to write a book about this entire experience, so i won't spoil all the details. but briefly, this place should be the benchmark for which all over health care programs are measured. the most amazing care i have ever seen. excellent pre-op consultation, comfortable residence to live in pre and post surgery. great friendly and knowledgable staff, great food... tv, computer, etc. the hospital was top-notched. the surgery went well and after 9 days, i am already healing up well. i really like what i see so far in terms of results. it is still swollen and numb down there, but that was to be expected. not very much pain amazingly enough. the best part of the experience has been to share this residence with several other transpeople. when i arrived, i was matched up with a room mate who was already a few days post op. so she became, not only a friend, but a mentor and advisor. when she departed, i became the veteran and i have now acted as friend and mentor to the next batch of patients. i have made many close friendships with transpeople who have literally come from all over the globe.