the surgery question

The night starts with a big, spicy Philly cheese steak. It’s about 6pm. I’ve been wanting to try the cheese steak from this corny, 50’s retro place for a long time. I gobble down the big greasy bowl of meat, hot sauce, and cheese, then head to the coffee shop for my weekly draw group. A little after I get home, about 10pm, a stomach ache comes on. “Damn, guess spicy foods are out.” I’ve been getting stomach aches every time I have spicy Thai or hot wings. I google search about spice pain- possible stomach ulcer? “I guess I have been stressed lately, but no more than usual I don’t think…” File under “Will investigate further later.“ According to the comments on this health website, a glass of milk will help. Gulp one down, go to bed.

Wrestle to sleep for about an hour. Realize the ache is just over the required pain threshold to keep you from sleeping. Do some work on my comic, more tired, but stomach worse. Will play batman until I fall asleep. I feel like I’m just running in circles… How many times have I failed this mission? Batman, batman, stomach now hurts too bad to enjoy an active task like video games. Deliriously tired. Would be great to sleep through the rest of this abdominal temper tantrum. Try the old “hot shower will make you sleep” trick. Take some Pepto-Bismol, and some generic acetaminophen. Out of the shower, hurts to walk around now, and to lie down. Guess I’ll have to wait it out with my eyes open. Call and leave my Doc a message, maybe will get a spot in there tomorrow. Need to get that ulcer discovered… Time to enjoy a passive task like watching TV. Breaking Bad feels like the right mixture of funny and painful, just like me and my burning spice belly. Damn, I can’t even enjoy that part where during Hank’s interrogation of that meth head, Wendy, she accuses Hank of trying to buy sexual services from her on behalf of an underage “football player” (a misunderstanding involving Walter Jr. from a few episodes before). Oh hell. Time to look up what time emergency medical clinics open. Guess I’ll have to pay out of pocket since I can’t wait for my Doc tomorrow.  It’s about 4am now. Earliest clinic opens at 8. Now hungry again, but can’t eat what with all the pain. One hour down. Man, this is really starting to hurt. Can I really wait 3 more hours? Sitting is starting to hurt as much as lying and standing. And I’m still not enjoying TV. Okay, I’ve come to a decision…. 

“Hey, Kayla, my stomach still hurts, I’m thinking about driving to the ER, do you wanna come?” “Oh! Ya, sure. What time is it?” “It’s 5:30”. I  call the hospital “Hey, I’ve had a pretty bad stomach ache all night, I’m thinking of coming by.” Operator: *long pause* “Haha, well, okay! We’re open all night, so just come on in.” 

Driving with a stomach ache is not so bad, because you’re already hunched over. Wish Kayla could drive, but she doesn’t really know how, probably would have a panic attack and would definitely crash. Interesting that they have ER parking, I wonder how many ER patients drive themselves here… All bodily positions hurt my insides now, signing in to this place sucks. Give Kayla half the paperwork to fill out, glad she’s here, or this would be really boring. Man, they sure take a long time for someone trying to get into an empty emergency room… Signing in with a nurse, she ask me my height and I say “ ‘5’’8”, but I notice she puts down “ ‘5’’7”… They want to look at my pee, they always want to see my pee. I pee, no blood, so whatever that tells them means I’m getting an ultrasound first. Then a young nurse named Ken, a cool Asian dude with screws through both ears, squirts so much morphine into my IV that I lean back and audibly say “oh my god.” I feel it ripple like a shock wave from my arm down to the ends of my body. My belly is feeling alright now. 

The ultrasound technician tells me that babies are the least common thing she uses ultrasounds for. My joke has fallen flat. Back in the room, the doctor and his manila folder tell me “Good news! No gallstones, there are kidney stones inside your kidneys, but since they are inside, you shouldn’t be feeling the pain from those.” “Wait, does that mean I have to pee those stones out at some poin–” It is not discussed again. Seeing that neither organ has the appropriate stones, Doc would “rather not expose me to more radiation than necessary” and is working on discharging me. But, “I won’t leave here without a diagnosis.” 

In I go to the CT scan tube. That hot squish of contrast dye spreading through my veins. “Okay, we’re moving you into a room upstairs.” Says a hippy technician. Upstairs in my sweet and swanky single with couch, a person I’m pretty sure is just a businessman disguised in medical scrubs types on a computer. He takes down my answers to what seem like pre-surgery questions. “Do you have anybody specific on file in the event you are medically unable to yield consent  for yourself?” This, combined fact that they won’t feed me, makes me wonder what it is I’m going into surgery for. I saw this same thing about a year and a half ago with the whole brain debacle, but that’s a story for another time. Several medical people dip in, sprinkle breadcrumbs of information; it’s like a game show challenge that combines a scavenger hunt with a jigsaw puzzle. You have to gather the pieces of information from their hiding places, then assemble them in the correct order to reveal an answer. A tech comes in and spoils the game, “You seem to have a lot of questions, so I just want to make sure, you know you have appendicitis right? We’re about to take it out.” “Thank god,” I think. “It’s not the spicy foods. Spicy foods are still in.” Downstairs, in pre-op, I complain to my plain-clothes surgeon about how analog tests like pressing on my stomach are remarkably inaccurate, since a doctor’s subjective interpretation of my poor description of say, “the pain is slightly higher” can rule out appendicitis, the same appendicitis that a machine might spot an hour later. I tell him that I almost got sent home. My surgeon tells me he’s been doing analogue tests for 30 years, and not to worry about it. I start to tell him how “my deadpan reaction to pain also causes a lot of people to misdiagnose me, that a lot of people laugh when I describe how I’m in pai–”, but he walks away in the middle to get dressed for surgery. The operating room has big TVs and lights, it looks like a set, and I consider the possibility of fake hospitals as the anesthesia takes the wheel.

In the recovery area, the nurse tells me how big, inflamed appendixes can be agitated by spicy foods, foods high in fat, and dense foods like heavy cheese. I see an image of a spotlit cheese steak appear in a black void. Nurse feeds me ice chips and tells me she craves ice chips when she’s dehydrated. I suggest that she only craves ice chips because she works in a hospital, that ice chips are too unsatisfying a thing to crave at random, and that most people would just crave water. She agrees. Back upstairs in my room, it is now 8pm, and it has been 26 hours since I’ve eaten. I’ve been hydrated only through IV’s. The driest mouth and the clearest pee. Because the lingering anesthetic can cause nausea and vomiting, they will only give me jello. I go nuts on the jello. They continue to give me every jello I ask for, one at a time, like a test. Way past where I though the cutoff point would be, the nurse tells me “That’s it! There’s no more jello! You ate all the jello on this floor.” You’re damn right I did, you’re damn right….

On giving veterinary advice online

I know it’s tempting when you have a veterinary question “Hey! I know a vet online! I can just ask them,” because it’s so easy to type out a question, especially anonymously, and media like Tumblr makes everything feel casual. Phoning a clinic might seem scary, especially talking to staff or vets there that you’re not familiar with, and messaging a blog seems like a lower stress alternative.

But I often cannot and should not help you.

If you message me because your dog is lethargic, I have no way of knowing whether it’s merely tired, or whether it has a bleeding abdominal tumour and will be dead by the morning. I’d only be guessing, even with years of training and experience. And if I guess wrong…

There are regional differences in diseases. I’m not even going to be thinking about tick borne infections for a sick dog, because that’s not what I see. My diagnostic ability is very geography specific.

It’s not legal for me to dispense specific veterinary advice outside my state of registration. If I don’t know where you are my advice more likely to be bad. I can’t write you a prescription either.

I’m very reluctant to contradict a vet who has actually seen the patient. Aside from being poor form and potentially bringing my profession into disrepute, hearing second hand information is highly likely to be inaccurate. No offense intended, but pet owners commonly relay information about what their previous vet did or said wrongly, and I can’t reliably draw a conclusion from that.

And I do not want to encourage people to think that sending me a question is a viable alternative to asking their own vet. Whether this is about food, treatments or, especially, emergency and time sensitive advice. The treating vet is already a wealth of knowledge, you should be asking their clinic about ongoing care and follow up questions after surgery, not somebody who is, let’s be frank, a complete stranger on the internet.

There is huge potential for online veterinary advice to do harm, which is why professions like mine are regulated.

I don’t want to close my ask box. I also don’t want to just be ‘mean’ and delete questions that are not appropriate, but also don’t want to clog the blog with 'call your vet’. Sometimes I do provide a short, curt answer encouraging people to call their vet. Sometimes well meaning people will add commentary to that post, which defeats the purpose of encouraging that person to call their local clinic. I know it feels good to answer questions, but there are legal liability issues that I just don’t want to deal with. I have to watch my back, and budding vetlings out there will need to do the same.

It is often safer for both myself and the patient for me to say call your vet.

I’m not doing it to be mean. I’m going it to be safe.

If you take wrong advice from the internet over advice from a consulting vet, there is a huge potential for harm. I cannot, and should not, shoulder that moral responsibility, and you don’t get to absolve your responsibility by shrugging your shoulders and saying “Well, I asked Dr Ferox.”

I am really curious about the kind of concept nct dream is gonna comeback with

anonymous asked:

Will I be able to ejaculate from my penis after phalloplasty?

As current medical science stands the answer is: rarely.
If the skenes gland is kept intact then there is a chance that you will be able to ejaculate after bottom surgery. It would be a clear fluid that dribbles out rather than forcefully ejaculating, but that’s about it.

Let’s work through this so that it’s clear why this isn’t possible right now. It’s helpful when you can logically understand it instead of getting a short “yes” or “no” answer. To ejaculate in the way that a cis male does you’d require functioning testicles and you’d require vas defrens. The testicles would produce semen, the stuff you’d be ejaculating during orgasm, and the vas defrens is the passage way for semen to go from the testicles to the urethra. Once the seminal fluid is in the urethra the body also needs a mechanism for the bladder neck to close off, preventing retrograde seminal movement which would allow the semen to go into the bladder. It’s amazing how complicated an orgasm is and how quickly all of this happens. After that contractions of the pelvic floor force the semen out and that’s where the ejaculation occurs. The prostate, bulbourethral gland, and a few others things are all involved in this but I narrowed it down to what would most likely be the bare minimum for ejaculation (I could be wrong).

So with this in mind let’s consider what is and isn’t possible right now in medical science. With phalloplasty we can create an aesthetically pleasing, fully sensate penis of average size that one can use to urinate from and can achieve orgasm with. It can’t get hard on it’s own and it you can’t ejaculate from it, but otherwise you’ve essentially got all of your bases covered. Creating the urethra itself is difficult enough as is and that’s where 95% of complications from phalloplasty happen, so forming vas defrens and connecting this to the urethra at this time isn’t possible. Neither is the mechanism to close off the bladder or the ability to create functioning testicles. That would require an incredible amount of microsurgery. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t ever be possible. Medical science is advancing by lightyears all the time and there is a team who was recently (last year, I believe) given grants necessary to conduct 5 years of research into medical procedures for veterans, including growing penises. At this time we have the technology to grow full urethras, functioning livers, functioning kidneys, etc. - It won’t be long before this is part of our future. If the research by the medical team I listed just a moment ago goes well it could be as little as 10-15 years (though current estimates are about 15-20+ years).

Hi, Doctor Ferox! I’m a techling, not a vetling, and this quarter my class got to perform our first real, scary procedure on a real, live animal-anesthetizing a rat, a blood draw and IP injection, and then reversing it (with a DVM, of course). It was both awesome and terrifying, and we all looked like an weird little grove of aspens we were all shaking so hard. Would you be willing to tell us about your first time doing something big and scary, that’s maybe not so big and scary now? Is there anything that still makes you nervous?

(Either way-this is Loki! He’s a rescue kitty and still vaguely feral, but mostly just a sofa decoration now. Hes decided it’s his solemn duty as a very good kitty to rescue me from the perils of the bath. [He still doesn’t like to help me study, though…])

You’re all vetlings to me my friend. Even the vets reading. I don’t have any other name for you as a group, and I imagine you all as duckling-like creatures.

Your first solo dog spey is a scary deal. A spey might be a very common procedure, but it’s still major abdominal surgery, despite its discounted price tag, and pet owners expect perfection from an elective procedure. That puts you under a lot of pressure to begin with, but you also fully understand how many things can go wrong.

  • You could drop an ovarian pedicle and have it bleed out.
  • You could stab the spleen or bladder by accident on opening the abdomen.
  • You could clamp, damage, or twist an intestine
  • you could accidentally make a mesenteric hernia
  • You could put a suture through something that should not have a suture go through it
  • Your sutures could fail or break apart.

So you have a huge amount of paranoia doing this surgery that everybody should be able to do, in a reasonably fast time, and have it perfect. That’s pretty stressful, but you also don’t yet have huge amounts of practice, and don’t have the muscle memory to know just how hard and just how tight you can make things.

I watch new grads doing their first mature dog speys. They’ve often got shakes by the end, and you can see the sweat on their foreheads. The most obvious sign of the stress and anxiety they’re under comes after surgery though, when they remove their gloves and their hands are dripping with perspiration.

And I completely understand the stress of surgery. I’m still no fan of mature, fat dog speys (the only time I will curse out a ‘fat bitch’), Fat oozes blood when disturbed, which looks deceptively like you’ve got a bleeder somewhere, and it makes your suture knots slippery. It also makes your gloves slippery, which makes everything even more difficult. All of this just compounds on top of itself to be a surprisingly stressful surgery for such a discounted procedure.

It gets marginally better with practice, but other, more experienced vets than I have often said that if you’re not at least a little worried doing to dog spey, you’re doing something wrong. The way I see it is that’s it’s our job to plan for the worst, this is why only trained surgeons perform surgery.

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anonymous asked:

my bf is FtM and the doctors recently told him that if he was to do a bottom surgery, his penis would only be ~an inch long. the other alternative was to get a decorative fake penis that he could attach. either way he wont [1/2]

be able to have penetrating sex. i know you mentioned that options for a ‘functional’ penis existed, could we possibly try to suggest that? and if we would, what is the name of these specific alternatives? we live in sweden if thats to any help

The doctors your boyfriend spoke to are uneducated and passing along information that has been outdated for well over 30 years. I’ve heard similar experiences from people in Norway and have experienced this myself with a few surgeons in the US as well. Like I said in a previous message, it’s incredible how inaccurate and limited their information is given their close proximity to places such as the UK and Belgium where urethral lengthening, vaginectomies, nerve hook-ups, scrotoplasty, testicular implants, etc. for both metoidioplasty and phalloplasty are performed daily. If at all possible, my best advice would be to look at surgeons who are well versed in these operations. This might include traveling to another country for his surgery though I know that can put up financial and legal barriers. I’d recommend looking at different surgeons simply because of how delicate and complex these operations are. If the surgeons he spoke to aren’t properly trained in the techniques required to perform such complex and delicate operations (and it sounds like they aren’t) then his potential for complications will be much higher with them than they would be with an experienced surgeon.

The first option the doctors talked about is called metoidioplasty. The size of your boyfriend’s penis after surgery would depend on the size of his genitalia right now. If his genitalia is 1 inch, it will stay roughly that size post-op. If his genitalia is 2 inches, it will stay roughly that size post-op. Depending on the size and placement of his genitalia, as well as a few other factors, penetrative sex may or may not be possible post-op. You can find more information about meta here.

The second option the doctors talked about is a little ambiguous. They could either be referring to a prosthetic or they could be referring to a very inaccurate idea of what phalloplasty is. A prosthetic is a removable silicone penis that can sometimes be used to stand to pee and sometimes be used for penetrative sex. A prosthetic is often a good option for people who don’t want/can’t have/can’t afford bottom surgery but for many people they make dysphoria worse or otherwise aren’t ‘enough’ and are often seen as a temporary solution. Phalloplasty refers to the surgical creation of a penis using a donor site of skin from elsewhere on the body. The size of the phallus after surgery depends on the patient’s preference, what the surgeon can safely create, how much tissue is available, and a whole host of other factors related to healing. Phalloplasty creates a larger penis than metoidioplasty because the patient isn’t restricted to what their genitalia was pre-op, so penetrative sex is much more common. You can find more information about phallo here.

Other surgical options related to bottom surgery can be found here with simple explanations of what they are. You and your boyfriend might want to familiarize yourselves with these terms so that you know what to ask about in surgical consultations. I didn’t discuss erectile devices in that post but you can find information about them here.

Worth While (Tyler x FemReader) aghast fluff

Originally posted by smile-always-bitch

(( gif not mine ))

(A/n): real sad though

Request:  Can I please request a fic? I’m partially requesting this because I need some comfort :( I read that Tyler said in a stream that he “knows his clock is ticking”, and my heart immediately dropped into my stomach. Like, had my husband not been in the room, I would have started crying. I’d like it to be a fem reader (high school sweethearts maybe?), who heard Tyler say that, and struggles to hold it together during the stream, but when it’s over, has to leave the room. Much hurt and comfort ensues.

Warnings: Tears wtf


“I wouldn’t put that there.”

“Well why not, Ethan?”

“Because that’s not where it goes!” Ethan cried out a laugh.

Mark continued to shove his game controller into the depths of his plush couch. With a goof-ish grin stretching his cheeks, he allowed Ethan to pull away his arms.

“Well that’s usually where you lose things, and apparently I lost this match, because you claim to not have cheated.”

Slipping out a few laughs of her own, (Y/n) patted Mark on his shoulder.

“Not apparently, you did lose. Because you just suck.”

“(Y/n)!” the brunette squealed “Not the time for–”

“Facts.” Ethan finished.

The three of them erupted in giggles. In came Tyler, holding an open phone. Swiftly, he pecked (Y/n)’s hair and sat on her right.

“It’s time for the twitter Q&A, you idiots.” he said.

As a whole, Mark, Ethan and (Y/n) calmed themselves enough to stay seated, and stay silent. Placing herself over Tyler’s shoulder, the girl read aloud the first tweet on she could see.

“On a scale of one to ten, how difficult is dyed hair?”

“Very.” answered Tyler almost immediately.

Mark sputtered himself to a stop and turned over to view (Y/n)’s boyfriend.

“How would you know?” he asked.

Tyler defended himself “I have to hear the both of you whine about it all day.”

Laughing again, (Y/n) nodded enthusiastically, earning a smile from Tyler himself.

“Gimme’ that.” Ethan demanded, swiping the phone from Tyler. Both Mark and Tyler chuckled at Ethan’s reaction.

“Why is Mark so small?”

“Next question.”

Trying to focus on reading and not laughing Ethan said “It’s because he shoved so much of his dick in his personality, that by cause and effect, it actually made the rest of him physically smaller as well.”

“What do you mean ‘the rest’ and ‘as well’? The rest apart from what?” Mark asked in an touchy, offensive voice.

“Donate now to find out!” Tyler grinned at the camera, pointing at its lens “Links below!”

Bubbling with laughter, Ethan managed to state the next question.

“Did surgery scare you at all? Do you feel any different on your views?”

The question was for Tyler, therefore everyone in the group directed their eyes to the brunette; giving him their full attention.

“Well,” Tyler started. “I wouldn’t say that it scared me. It showed me a lot though.”

The air had been light up to that moment. (Y/n) wondered precariously as to why she felt as though it might change.

“You know; that life, as a whole, is a valuable gift.”

Mark and Ethan both offered him polite, understanding nods.

“It’s a privilege and not right. But, even now, I’m more aware that my own clock has began to tick.”

There it was. The sentence that hung sour within the air, almost palpable. Turning the atmosphere very quickly from joyous to real, especially for (Y/n). At the very least, he ended his answer with an honest smile.

“Well, I feel my surgery scared the shit out of me.” Mark soon cut in. It was very obvious he wanted to change the topic “Because it hurt so much, like holy shit. Flashbacks.”

A ridged laugh came from Ethan as he nodded and said

“I, myself, have never had surgery. And frankly, Mark’s horror story is good enough to scare me.”

Their jokes twisted with each other, once again pulling up a light ring around the group.

(Y/n) couldn’t bring herself to openly joke after something like that being said. Especially from someone like her high school sweetheart. Slowly, roughly, she felt her heart tumble to her stomach. Something wasn’t right with her, not at all.

“But anyway, that’s the only thing.” Tyler concluded, glancing quickly at (Y/n). The brunette noticed a blunt fatigue in her eyes.

Hours and hours passed through the stream. More questions were answered; some silly- some serious.

But as the hours passed, so did (Y/n)’s thoughts. She couldn’t focus on any charity games, couldn’t make any humourus jokes, couldn’t even get herself to spare Tyler a thoughtful look.

(Y/n) was grateful, though, for Mark and Ethan. The two of them took duty in carrying on the atmosphere; keeping her quaintly sane.

“Alright, it has been I don’t know how many hours, but it seems that we are wrapping up here.” Mark eventually said.

He took time to thank everyone that donated- to thank his three friends for joining him.

Mark did his outro, and then he was done. The stream went down and the camera was shut off.

(Y/n) immediately left the room.

It wasn’t her fault that she could not tear her mind away from Tyler’s statement. It wasn’t her fault that she wanted to suck it up for the sake of the stream. It wasn’t her fault that she didn’t want Tyler to die…

Such a vague thought it was. Having someone so seemingly important to you just suddenly one day die. It seemed almost selfish. Why did it have to happen?

Quicker than she had anticipated, (Y/n) found herself in her shared bedroom. Lord, when she looked up she cursed for two reason. Her eyes, had become childishly watery. And her gaze, inevitably fell upon her bed. The side closest to the door, Tyler’s side.

If he dies soon, who will lay next to her?

Tears, and nothing but tear, stabbed her eyes. She spun furiously to slam a closed hand against the door. Instead, the sad girl ran into her boyfriend. He had followed her.

“(Y/n).” he mumbled.

(Y/n) did not look up. She did not move, nor did she say anything.

“(Y/n), I…” Tyler raised his hand, very gently, and brought it down upon her soft locks.

“I’m going to die… sooner or later.”

The male pulled his beautiful girlfriend in for a hurting embrace. The sunlight wandered politely on the floor, crawling in from under a drawn curtain. The room was visibly grey.

“Don’t say that to me.” (Y/n) demanded.

If he dies soon, who will hold her when she cries?

Tyler relished the soft tears that came from (Y/n) as they gathered on his shoulder. Tightly wrapped around her chest, his arms became her blanket of comfort.

“I’m happy now where I am.” he said.

“I was happy until now, as well.”

Tyler’s words brought upon the girl more sadness.

“And darling, I’ll be happy when I die, knowing you made my life worth living.”



The Appointment;

Originally posted by hebemino

Summary: Where Y/N decides to go to the doctors for a check up only to go down memory lane

Disclaimer: All the things that are mentioned in this are words of fiction aka it’s not real. I’ve literally just made this up and as always credits to @hebemino for the gif

Member: Mino from Winner x fem reader

Rating: Smut

Words: 3308

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anonymous asked:

Is it weird if when I get top surgery I have my nipples removed completely? I have HUGE areola and inverted nipples, so I'm worried that if I just get them resized they will look weird and misshapen..

Not at all. We all go into surgery with an idea of what we want our chests to look like/what we would be most comfortable with and for some people that includes not having nipples. I’ve seen at least 50 results from people who went that route and their reasons included wanting to limit potential complications after top surgery, having psoriasis on their nipples and not wanting to deal with it anymore, wanting to tattoo nipples on at a later point, wanting a ‘clean canvas’ for a large chest piece, having inverted nipples, and for many just not wanting them. If you have the chance to sit down with a surgeon it could be helpful to have them assess your chest and tell you what outcome you could expect by keeping your nipples since it sounds like you feel resigned to that decision. Regardless of what happens, at the end of the day this is about you and whatever is going to make your life more worth living.

anonymous asked:

hello! not a very complex question here; i'm 13, ftm, recently came out to my supportive parents (yay~) and we're thinking about getting a binder soon. they say that they won't let me get any type of surgery until i'm 16 or 18, which i understand, especially for top surgery since the stubborn boobers might grow back. but my only concern is the time - will 3-to-5 years of binding have any effects, or will i generally be okay if i make sure that the size is right and i'm careful and such? thx♡

Tobias says:

If you get on testosterone or a puberty blocker, your breasts will not grow back after top surgery, because female puberty will not resume. So you could physically get top surgery at a young age, without fear of The Return of the Boobs *cue horror music*. However, many places actually won’t operate on you until you are 16-18 anyway, so it is good that you’re willing to wait. But anyway, here is a list of top surgeons who use informed consent, many of whom operate on minors with parental consent. Just in case you can use it. :)

As for the binding, yes, binding will have effects. But there are safe ways to bind, which will greatly reduce the amount of negative effects that you’ll see. Any of the binder brands on this post are safe to bind with on a regular basis. To get the most out of your binding experience with the least amount of negative effects, it is also very important that you do not bind every day, and only bind for about 8-10 hours every day. Unfortunately, even safe binding takes a toll on your body. This study of transgender people binding might give you a better idea of the common effects, which can include soreness, increased acne, and breast sagging. However, many of the people surveyed in this study had unsafe binding methods, which does skew the results a bit to the unsafe and unfavorable effects side. By binding safely, (Only binding with a real binder for 8-10 hours a day, not exercising in your binder, and listening to your body), you will avoid the worst effects. This is a link that has a lot of information about binding. Binding safety is about halfway down the page. If it helps, look at this chart of how to avoid unpleasant effects of binding:

If you follow the guidelines for binding safely, you should avoid most of these effects, and shouldn’t suffer any severe or serious effects. Mostly the only effect that people really notice from binding safely over a long period of time is breast sagging, which will obviously be fixed when you get top surgery anyway. Effects are more common depending on how large your breasts are. So if you’re small chested, you won’t notice as many effects as someone who has a larger chest.

If you do ever get hurt though, take a break from binding for a few days until you feel better, and if you still have concerns, see a doctor. 

Here is a link to our binding alternatives tag, which might help you feel less dysphoric during your non-binding days. 

I do want to add though, that if your parents are willing to let you get a binder, I highly encourage it more than alternative binding methods, because they flatten you better, and in my opinion, hurt less than sports bra binding. It is possible to be safe while binding your chest, even if you do it for 3-5 years, and I hope I didn’t make it seem otherwise. As long as you make sure you have the right size, and you don’t do anything stupid in your binder, like running a mile or something, you’ll be fine. :) 

Finally, here are some last resources that might be of use to you and your family!

What are puberty blockers? [1] Are they safe? [2]  Why puberty blockers are important. [3] Youtube videos about young trans kids on puberty blockers [4] [5]

Testosterone [1] What changes does T cause? [2]  Why is Testosterone important? [3] [4] Videos of trans men before and after on T [5] [6] [7]

Top surgery is the surgical removal of breast tissue to give a transgender man a male chest. What are the types? [1]  Before and after pictures [2] List of surgeons [3] Pros and cons of each method [4] Videos about top surgery [keyhole] [double incision] [periareaolar]

Resources for parents [1] Videos [2] [3]

Hope this helps, anon!

anonymous asked:

I'm a transdude and very knew to the idea of getting bottom surgeryso may I ask the rod that's inserted, does that mean it looks like you have an erection 24/7 ? I apologize in advance I'm just curious and don't know where else to ask?

Technically yes, having a semi-rigid implant means I’ll have an erection 24/7 in the sense that the rod isn’t going to change in length, girth, or rigidity. That said, the rod is malleable and you can bend it in different directions to achieve different looks/functionality. The rod can be bent upwards to be used for penetration and can be bent downwards for a more flaccid appearance. So while I’ll technically always have an erection I won’t necessarily always be erect if that makes sense. When bent down the phallus still maintains a good amount of flexibility and moves pretty naturally. My only personal frame of reference right now is having it in a more erect position since I need to keep it elevated (considering I’m less than 8 hours post-op) but I’ve seen a few videos and in-person demonstrations of how the phallus moves in a flaccid position and it’s fairly natural looking. In an erect position it tends to stay in place.

anonymous asked:

Do you believe it's true that the guys got plastic surgery?

No I don’t believe they had plastic surgery.

They just grew up, lost weight, and have now daily make up on. But clearly we can see that they are still the same as before

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anonymous asked:

I would like to become as educated as I can, so could you describe what some of the words and different types of surgery are? I'm trying to go through your bottom surgery tag and find myself very confused

Sure, I’ll write out a few simplified explanations for the operations I talk about. For more information remember to look in the tags page linked in my description. In this post I’ll use language some might be uncomfortable with.

Hysterectomy - The removal of the uterus. This can also include the removal of the cervix and/or the fallopian tubes.

Oophorectomy - The removal of one or both ovaries.

Vaginectomy - The removal of the mucosa lining of the vagina. The walls will then fuse together as they heal and the entrance is stitched shut.

Urethral lengthening - The extension of the natal urethra to the tip of the newly formed penis. In metoidioplasty this is typically done using tissue from the mouth and/or vagina. In phalloplasty this is typically done using tissue taken from the original donor site of skin.

Scrotoplasty - The creation of a scrotum using the labia majora. Depending on the technique used the scrotum is either one sac or two sacs. Depending on the technique used the scrotum is either tight against the body or free-hanging. The scrotum can be filled with muscle, fat, silicone testicular implants, or (in preparation for the silicone implants) tissue expanders.

Metoidioplasty - The creation of a penis using the testosterone-enlarged genitalia of the patient. The genitalia is released from the labia minora and ligaments that hold it down and is sewn to more closely resemble a penis. Sensation is not impacted. If urethral lengthening is performed the patient should be able to pee standing up but patients with smaller phalluses may have difficulty. The average length of a phallus after metodioplasty is 4-6 cm (1.5-2.5 inches) and this is based on the size of the patients genitalia pre-op.

Phalloplasty - The creation of a penis using a skin graft taken from a donor site of skin on the body. The most common donor sites are the forearm, thigh, and abdomen but other sites such as the back, hip, calf, or hybrids of two sites are also used. If a nerve hook-up is performed the patient should have full tactile (touch) and erotic sensation from base to tip. If urethral lengthening is performed the patient should be able to pee standing up. Phalloplasty results vary in size depending on the donor site and patients preference. The average length of a phallus after phalloplasty is roughly 12-15 cm (5-6 inches).

Nerve hook-up - In phalloplasty this refers to a microsurgical technique where a sensory nerve is taken from somewhere on the body, commonly from the forearm, and attached to the nerves already present in your genitalia. This allows the nerves in your genitalia to grow and ideally provide full sensation from base to tip. The nerves are initially shocked but soon after will begin growing at a rate of about 1mm per day.

Mons resection - The removal of excess skin and/or fat above the penis. This can move the penis higher up and/or remove any tissue obscuring it.

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