Author Archives: cistotrans

About cistotrans

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

Natasha

Natasha, Emailing me to ask for help two years after spitting, “Lose my number!” into the phone before hanging up on me is so much bullshit, I can smell you in Maine on the west wind here in Seattle. It’s … 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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