Author Archives: cistotrans

About cistotrans

A Seattle-area trans woman seeking a happy spot to stay at along the path of transition.

8 Months Post-GCS

Content warning: graphic descriptions of vaginoplasty recovery, surgical care, biological processes, emotional distress, and sex. Eight months??? Has it already been eight months since I had surgery? For some reason I have it fixed in my brain I had surgery … Continue reading

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Support Trans Youth – Help Jaiden Get Puberty Blockers

Can you help Jaiden get puberty blockers by donating to her GoFundMe? Jaiden is the child of a family friend and she came out as trans a few months ago. Jaiden’s lucky, because her mom has embraced her new daughter … Continue reading

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Week 4-7 Post-GCS

So, where am I at after almost eight weeks post-GCS? Sitting down still fucking hurts. Standing around for too long fucking hurts. Stubbing my toe when walking fucking hurts and sometimes just walking fucking hurts. Jogging or running is still … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Hell

Content warning: graphic descriptions of surgical recovery, surgical care, biological processes, emotional distress There is a wide variance in post-surgical experiences depending on things like the surgeon, surgical technique, general health of the patient, complications, etc. The below is my … Continue reading

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Genital Confirmation Surgery (GCS) Part 2, March 2019

Content warning: graphic descriptions of surgical recovery, surgical care, biological processes, emotional distress, swearing There is a wide variance in post-surgical experiences depending on things like the surgeon, surgical technique, general health of the patient, complications, etc. The below is … Continue reading

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Genital Confirmation Surgery (GCS), March 2019

I meet with my surgeon the afternoon before surgery. My appointment has been re-scheduled twice; once because traffic is preventing me from arriving for an earlier appointment and then later because the doctor is running late. This is the second … Continue reading

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Journeys

It rained last night, but now it is mostly clear, and the moon walks with me to the bus stop in the pre-dawn, dancing between still-dripping Douglas fir boughs to drop moonbeams between shadowy places. Stars add their twinklings to … Continue reading

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