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Aurors's GCS Surgery


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Hey all:

 

I am getting even more excited and nervous for my life changing GCS surgery coming up on April 21st.  It is 25 days away and it is getting real.  Dr. Crane's office had sent me my conformation packet and everything and I am all cleared for vaginoplasty surgery.  It is getting real.

 

April alone is just a super busy month for me as well.

 

Looking forward to seeing Dr. Crane and finally getting the correct part that matches

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Wonderful news @Aurora!   The month just got busier with all the needed prep.  Good luck and stay calm.

 

Hugs, Jani

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Jackie C.

Congratulations! I was pretty giddy for my surgery date, but everything went smoothly as you could hope for. May your surgery bring all the joy you want it to and your recovery be swift and painless!

 

Also, do what your doctor says, no pushing the envelope. You're a princess until you're healed. Make sure everyone around you treats you like one.

 

Hugs!

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Confused1

Congratulations Aurora! I am getting mine done in Kansas City 7 days later.

 

Hugs,

Mike

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KathyLauren

Congratulations, @Aurora!  May it go smoothly!

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Jackie C.
1 hour ago, KathyLauren said:

May it go smoothly!

 

Ha! I see what you did there.

 

Hugs!

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I have been following Dr. Crane's pre requirements and them some.  I have had over 9 months of hair removal and also been asking alot of questions.  As this is my second major surgery, I know to follow what the doctor says and to stay up on post-op follow ups

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Completed my lab order on Monday from my surgeon and got back my lab results and found out from the nurses at the office that they have my results and everything appears at the normal healthy range.  So everything is still moving in the good way and ready for my surgery

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claire1000

That's wonderful news, best of luck and keep us posted

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VickySGV

I told you it would work out just fine in the long run, which is now just a short jog down the road.  It will go just fine for you. 

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How exciting girl! I’ll be having my revision surgery April 27th at the same hospital with one of the other surgeons at Crane Center (DeLeon). Perhaps we can run into one another. Super excited for you!

 

Kylie

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2 hours ago, Kylie said:

How exciting girl! I’ll be having my revision surgery April 27th at the same hospital with one of the other surgeons at Crane Center (DeLeon). Perhaps we can run into one another. Super excited for you!

 

Kylie

Awesome.  I know Monday the 26th is my 1st post-op to take off the bandages and to start the dilation process.

 

If you dont mind me asking, what revision are you needing?

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Bri2020

Oh Aurora, I'm so happy for you!

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Now for the fun part.  Got a call from the Crane Clinic in Austin TX with going over all the financial stuff that no one talks about and the insurance.  found out how much I am going to be billed out of pocket for the procedure and hospital stay and everything.  My insurance is covering everything and just need to pay my deductible 

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VickySGV

You are on a good roll there girl!!

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Just saw my primary care doctor since Dr. Crane wanted a clearance letter since I had cancer back in 2008.  My primary care was like wow, so long ago, but understands and followed Dr. Crane's recommendation and I am healthy and ready for surgery.  For just in case, my primary care did 1 vile of blood just to check my tumor markers to say he checked it and no cancer after 12 years.  So got that letter to my surgeon and now I am on my way for my vigina and finally feeling complete.

 

I have a smile on my face and feeling both exited and nervous, but ready for it

 

 

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Congratulations!

 

Once thing you're not ready for though: Peeing in a cup after you get your vagina. I had to do that for the first time yesterday. It was... challenging. Also messy.

 

Hugs!

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I am just weird, but i am really looking forward to the messy and painful dilation.  I know that for the first 2 to 3 months that my life will be nothing more than eat, sleep, dilate.

 

But I am just weird

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1 hour ago, Aurora said:

I am just weird, but i am really looking forward to the messy and painful dilation.  I know that for the first 2 to 3 months that my life will be nothing more than eat, sleep, dilate.

 

But I am just weird

 

Honestly, I was looking forward to dilation too. It's part of the "Hey, I get a vagina!" process that I actually had some control over. Everything else was doctors in white coats, but that ONE thing, I could do myself. That was all me.

 

Now it's, not exactly a chore. I mean I do other things while I dilate so it's quiet time. Just for me.

 

Hugs!

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9 days till V day.  Tomorrow on Tuesday I get my second vaccine so I will also be fully vaccinated before my surgery

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1 hour ago, Aurora said:

9 days till V day.  Tomorrow on Tuesday I get my second vaccine so I will also be fully vaccinated before my surgery

So much good news!  Congrats on everything and thanks for taking us all on the journey with you.

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2 hours ago, Aurora said:

9 days till V day.  Tomorrow on Tuesday I get my second vaccine so I will also be fully vaccinated before my surgery

 

Awesome! I need to get a COVID test 72 hours before my surgery anyway, but having the inside of my brain tickled... again... is a small price to pay.

 

Hugs!

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