Post Op: Days 9-12

I've been a little quiet over the last several days, as I wanted to be able to report on how a few things I had going on panned out. Day 9 I began having bladder spasms pretty frequently. These spasms actually cause pain in the tip of my phallus and where the vaginectomy site is,... Continue Reading →


First Post-Op Appointment with Dr. Safir

Today was my first post-op appointment with Dr. Safir! I had not left the apartment since surgery, so this was going to be quite the outing for me. HA! Mom and one of my friends came with me. We left the apartment exactly when we wanted to and the drive there was quick and smooth. Have... Continue Reading →

Post Op: Days 4 and 5

Day 4 I woke up feeling great! I walked out of my room and for the first time, it didn't suck to stand up and walk around. I had a good breakfast and hung around the apartment like normal. The big story with day four was POOPING. I say this not to be funny (who doesn't love... Continue Reading →

Post Op: Days 2 and 3

Day 2 After an amazing night's sleep, I woke up around 7AM. My friends helped me up and today we decided to put me on the couch, allowing for a more reclined position, taking pressure off my back, tailbone and swelling. My appetite finally returned on this day. I had an excellent lunch and dinner.... Continue Reading →

Post-Op: Day 1

I woke up feeling unusually great. My friends moved me from the bed to the living room in the apartment. I had breakfast, called my mom, called my GF, tooled around on the computer, etc. I was in a squishy chair sitting on my donut. Over the course of the morning, my tailbone and lower... Continue Reading →


I woke up before my alarm went off (surprise) and took a shower. The prep from the day before also had an extra surprise. -.- Of course I was nervous, because I'm human. I talked to my mom and my GF on the way to the surgery center. Once there, I continued to be nervous,... Continue Reading →

Pre-Op Appointment with Dr. Michael Saifr

I can't believe surgery is finally here. I spent yesterday traveling. Man, flights from the east to the west are long. My pre-op appointment with Dr. Michael Safir was around noon PST. My caregivers and I arrived early and I filled out paperwork. Then, I was called back to the exam room. Grainne (nurse) went over... Continue Reading →

Dr. Michael Safir – Phone Consult

Dr. Michael Safir is one of the doctors taking over Dr. Mang Chen's patients after Dr. Chen leaves Brownstein and Crane Surgical Services on September 30th. You can read about Dr. Safir's career here. Dr. Safir is a trained reconstructive urologist in both male and female anatomy. This puts him in a unique position, as... Continue Reading →

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