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1 hour ago, Jani said:

You could just tell anyone who asks that you had a small growth removed, and leave it at that.

 

That's funny. It's exactly how I described my bottom surgery. "Yeah, I had a couple of unfortunate growths removed from my undercarriage."

 

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23 hours ago, Berni said:
On 9/26/2020 at 8:35 PM, Susan R said:

Hi @Susan R,

 

I've had a bit of swelling ... even after the second picture was taken ... so I had a bit of a fat neck for a day or two. This was kind of uncomfortable for a while and made Swallowing food (but thankfully not breathing) difficult. The swelling seems less today (day 3) and I'm much more comfortable and eating is easier.

 

My neck is a little sore and itchy where the stitches are and quite sore inside where, I guess, they had things poked down my throat so that they could see exactly what they were doing (the procedure was called microlaryngoscopy) ... so my throat is sore "inside" as if I had a normal "sore throat" and my voice is a little hoarse ... again like when you have a traditional sore throat.

Wow, you wouldn’t know you were dealing with all this with the beautiful ‘after’ pictures you shared here. I’m sure recovery with go well and you’ll be back to yourself in not time. If anyone is curious as to what the procedure was, I would take the advice that @Jani gave you and tell them “small growth removed, and leave it at that.” You’re not telling an untruth by saying that.

 

Anyways, I also wanted to thank you for the detailed description of this procedure. This stuff is very interesting to me and I’m sure others will appreciate this too.

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

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16 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

That's funny. It's exactly how I described my bottom surgery. "Yeah, I had a couple of unfortunate growths removed from my undercarriage."

Jackie, this made me laugh...you’re a hoot sometimes!!😂

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17 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

 

That's funny. It's exactly how I described my bottom surgery. "Yeah, I had a couple of unfortunate growths removed from my undercarriage."

 

Hugs!

That's hilarious! I reserve the right to use that one if I ever go down the GCS route.

 

And thankyou @Susan R for your kind words. I too share a fascination with the details of some of the procedures I read about ... even if I dont plan on having them I honour the struggles we trans women go through to become who we truly are. We are all beautiful butterflies. 

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1 hour ago, Berni said:

even if I dont plan on having them I honour the struggles we trans women go through to become who we truly are.

Yes, this is so true. The sacrifices, struggles, and pain trans people endure is amazing. This is why it it so frustrating when the our detractors show no compassion for what we know to be true. No one would go through so much if there was any doubt about who we are inside.

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