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What I Needed for Recovering from FtM Chest Surgery

I thought I would compile a list of the things I needed during the initial recovery from my chest surgery. I had a double incision subcutaneous mastectomy with nipple grafts and male chest contouring on December 14th 2015. These are the things I used for the first week or so. 

Medical & Toiletries 

  • Latex Gloves for emptying the drains 
  • Gravol for the ride home
  • Laxatives 
  • Extra Strength Tylenol 
  • Arnica Pills 
  • Gauze to re-dress the nipples 
  • Medical tape to re-dress the nipples 
  • Deodorant wipes since getting deodorant on wasn’t possible at first 
  • Wash cloths 
  • Benadryl due to being really itchy 

Food & Drink

  • Ginger Ale
  • Chicken and Veggie Soup 
  • Perogies (it was really easy to have them fed to me) 
  • Fruit smoothie stuff 
  • Gatorade 
  • Protein Bars 

Clothing & Bedding 

  • Baggy button down shirts 
  • Lots of pillows 
  • A couple small pillows for under the arms 
  • Sweat Pants 
  • Basketball shorts 
  • Shoes that are easy to slip on 
  • Dish cloth for a bib 
  • Post-Op Vest 

Entertainment 

  • Netflix
  • Adult coloring book 
  • Easy games on my phone 
  • Easy to read novels 

Other 

  • Bendy straws 
  • Pill chart 
  • Alarm for remembering to take my pills
WHEN SOMEONE TELLS ME ‘I’M GAY’ I ALWAYS THINK TO MYSELF 'SO THE HECK WHAT?’. SO YOU’RE GAY. SO AM I. I AM ALSO MALE AND OF SCOTTISH/IRISH/SPANISH DESCENT. I AM OLD. I AM SICK. I LIKE PEROGIES. I LOVE GOOD MUSIC (A THING OF THE PAST NOW, UNFORTUNATELY). I HAVE A PULLED MUSCLE IN MY BACK WHICH WON’T SUBSIDE. I LIKE BAY RUM AFTER SHAVE LOTION. I LOVE RABBITS AND HARES. THE COLORS OF THE FOREST, THE DEEP BROWNS OF THE TREE TRUNKS AND THE DARK GREENS OF THE LEAVES, ARE FAVORITES. I MISS HAVING MY MISOSHIRU SOUP BECAUSE AM NOW FORBIDDEN SALT IN MY DIET. I THINK THAT COPENHAGEN IS AN EARTHLY PARADISE. I AM A PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL WHO BELIEVES IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, BUT ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE UNREMARKABLE AND QUITE ORDINARY. I ADVERTISE THEM NOW ONLY TO MAKE MY POINT, WHICH IS “SO THE HECK WHAT?.
—  bunny
OMG pearl

one day i was watching steven universe with my brother and he said ‘if pearl fell on a river, it would become a sea, right?’ but i was too busy laughing to answer. my brother is 7 years old and he’s a genius

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Hey Pennsylvania friends! Don’t forget these two acoustic performances this weekend!

FRIDAY, DEC 4: We are playing an ALL AGES show in York PA @ The Shop at New Grounds Roasting Company. Doors at 5pm, $10adv/$12dos.

SATURDAY, DEC 5: We are playing a 21+ show in Harrisburg PA @ The Millworks. Doors at 9, FREE Entry! **this show will be featuring a canned food drive so please be generous this holiday season :)

We will definitely be playing some songs we don’t play too often, and we are playing with lots of great bands, so come hang out with us this weekend!