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A decision not to have vaginoplasty surgery.


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For those that have follow my posts on opiate withdrawals, thankfully coming to and end (fingers-crossed). you know that I don't like being dependent on them and the danger to succumb to the euphoric results can be more than I can handle. This proof true with my last scripts. My pain had increase. What I had wasn't cutting it so I started to take more. This led to those pleasant euphoric feelings and I was caught consuming my scripts in 12 days. No choice but home detox. Took time but finally got the meds I need to take the edge of the withdrawal.


The fact that the neck surgery hadn't away the pain. The thought of another surgery was  not contemplatable. And it was vaginoplasty I was seeking. Well I can't take the risk of complications or even after care pain meds. So, I made the very hard decision to no longer seek the surgery. I am still working on getting myself to except this. And this abuse kind of push the surgery further out of the realm of current possibility. So, I am about as okay with decision as I can get (I think, I hope).


So now I am not going to have vaginoplasty. What becomes of my penis. Well, thanks to hrt I hardly know it there except peeing and looking in the mirror. It only function now is to pee with. It is not a sex organ to me.


But, I came up with a better reframing (CBT technique). This is the penis does not make the man. How could it. I am a woman. So I have a penis and since I am a woman it is impossible that the penis makes me a man.

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@StephieGurl  I'm sorry you've had to give up that dream, but I applaud your decision and the reasoning behind it. Good on you for making an honest assessment of the risk/reward balance. Good on you for having the strength to attain the sobriety and honesty it takes to make that decision. I also really like your observation regarding the penis not making the man. Excellent.





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Thanks @Hannah. Life does seem to be a series hard problems Your support means a lot to me. I believe your the only person reach out to encourage me. It is hard (not the penis lol) But, I didn't spend 8 years practicing CBT technique. I have gone through at least previous reframings before this one and I think it is the best.


Thanks again, Stephie

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From what I've seen, you've been very open and honest about your past. That takes courage in my book,  and you should be proud of yourself. And, yes, life is a series of hard problems, but you have already proven to yourself that you have the strength and the will to persevere. As Dory was fond of saying, "Keep on swimming!"


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Hannah, this is the first thing of TransPulse I read this morning. And it gives me so much hope. Lat night found me so frazzle I actually took an extra xanax and drank some chamomile tea. Phone registration. Couldn't find partner's phone thing after thing. Finally, I came out to the living room were my partner (Bette) was and started crying. These crying bouts do seem to be getting further apart. 


I see my psych nurse via Zoom today. Find out if she can add or subtract anything that might help. I would say sleep is my number one problem. Anxiety is down, probably could do with out the xanax except in cases like last night for a prn.


If I am not hones and open how am I suppose to help others 

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Hannah, this is the first thing of TransPulse I read this morning. And it gives me hope for today day. I see my psych nurse today hoping to adjust some meds. Go to prn on the xanax, and add a sleeping pill. Still woke up 1 5:00 am an hour and a half earlier than I wanted to.


And thanks for those hug and keep them coming for at least a couple more days.

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1 hour ago, StephieGurl said:

Hannah, this is the first thing of TransPulse I read this morning. And it gives me hope for today day. I see my psych nurse today hoping to adjust some meds. Go to prn on the xanax, and add a sleeping pill. Still woke up 1 5:00 am an hour and a half earlier than I wanted to.


And thanks for those hug and keep them coming for at least a couple more days.

Here you go. They're free and plentiful.🤗🤗🤗

You're doing great 

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