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anonymous asked:

hi, do you have a post about binding safely? I want to show my mom so she can see that it's not unsafe if you do it right. thanks!

I did try my best to make a comprehensive but not too long Binding 101 post here - and one that can hopefully be read and understood by people who don’t bind & have no desire to bind themselves, at that!

Of course this post won’t include everything, but it should hopefully cover most of the basics. It may not be exactly what you were looking for though, because even when done safely, binding is not ever completely danger-free.

Why do people bind their chest?

There’s more than one reason to bind, of course, but the most common one among trans people is physical gender dysphoria.

The feeling of disconnect or dislike towards a part of your body can be hard to explain in word sometimes, especially since many people experience it in very different ways. But it is a feeling that is draining, that is painful, and that can do tremendous harm to a person’s mental well-being.

So, binding one’s chest in order to hide these parts of our bodies, both from ourselves and from others, can be a hugely relieving and freeing thing. And something that makes life so much more bearable and enjoyable.

How do people bind their chest?

There are many different ways to bind your chest, some more dangerous than others.

Ace bandages (and any other brand of similar bandages) and tape are a no-go if you want to keep yourself safe while binding. They are capable of messing you up pretty seriously even if you only bind with them for a very short time.

Some safer DIY options could be [sewing your own binder from scratch], [making one out of a camisole], [making one out of a pair of tights] or making one of out shapewear underwear [link 1] + [link 2].

However, the best option is to get a binder that is professionally made. [gc2b] is a company that makes binders specifically for trans people and it is where I have got my binders from, but [Underworks] is another popular place that a lot of people buy from. And of course there are many more aside from those two.

Wearing one (1) high compression sports bra in your right size can also be one way to bind you chest. Although keep in mind that they are not designed to be work for longer periods of time and that the lower band of it will put a lot of focused preassure on your ribs (while a binder will distibute it more evenly). Wearing multiple sports bras on top of each other, or wearing ones that are too small for you, is not safe.

When should you not bind your chest?

There are numerous medical conditions that could make binding very unsafe, so if you worry binding may trouble you for those reasons, it could be a good idea to talk to your doctor about it.

I personally have asthma and that makes binding a bit more dangerous for me than for non-asthmatic people, as my breathing is already a bit worse than it should be. So further restricting it by binding is something I would like to avoid doing, which is part of the reason I am working towards getting top surgery to have my breasts removed. Still, the possible dangers of binding are still worth it for me when I weigh them against the certain mental suffering that comes from not binding.

Even for people without medical issues though, there are times when you should not be wearing your binder:

  • When you sleep.
  • When you exercise*.
  • When you have already worn it for 8 hours**.
  • If you’re new to binding: when you are alone***.

*Some companies like Underworks sell [binders specifically made for swimming] and [gc2b have said that their binders are ok to swim in too]. You should still be very careful when swimming in a binder though, as it does restrict your breathing and movment a bit. And be sure to wash the binder you swim in regularly, as having chlorine left in it can irritate your skin.

**The given maximum of binding hours per day in one go is 8. But everybody’s body is different, so not everyone can safely bind for that long. Personally I can usually only manage 6 hours before my ribs start to hurt pretty bad. And it’s best to not start with trying to go for the 8 hours limit right away when you get your first binder; it’s better to start binding for a smaller amount of time in the beginning and the gradually increase it over time, to allow your body time to adapt to it.

***Binders can be difficult to get out of on your own sometimes, especially in the beginning when you haven’t yet figured out the best way to do it. So in the beginning, it is best to only bind when you have other people around that can help you out of your binder in case you would need help getting it off.

How do you take care of your binder?

Binders will get worn out over time, just like any other piece of clothing. However, it may be more noticable in binders than in regular clothes, as their compression ability will visibly get worse and worse the more worn out it gets. Getting a new binder about once a year is usually recommended, but it really depends on how much you wear it.

You should wash your binder regularly. Doing this might actually help it last longer, depending on the style of it.

Some have tags that say they are machine-wash safe, in which case you could absolutely wash them that way. But personally I always handwash mine, just to make sure they’re not unnecessarily damaged.

I use a small amount of mild detergent and cold water. Spend a lot of time rinsing it out afterwards with just water, to make sure there is no, or at least no big amount of, detergent left in it. Then I carefully scrunch it up into a ball to get as much water out as possible (don’t twist, because you don’t want to stretch the fabric) and then hang it on a hanger over the bathtub to let it drip and dry completely overnight.

For the style of binder I have (the gc2b ones), washing it regularly in cold water helps the fabric retain some of its elasticity. Which is something that can help it bind better for longer.

It may be ideal to wash it after everytime you’ve worn it and sweated in it, to prevent it from irritating your skin, but washing it just once a week is enough if you can’t do it more often than that.

What are the dangers of binding your chest?

Binding will inevetably wear out the elasticity of your skin and the breast tissue in your chest area after a while. How long it takes varies from person to person, as everybody’s body is different. But you will likely notice some difference within the first year if you bind a lot. This has little to no known actual dangerous side-effects in itself, but it will make your chest sag more and may affect how the result of top surgery looks if you plan on getting that in the future, as well as affect what types of surgeries you can get.

Even safe binding will likely give you some aches in your ribs, back and shoulders. But it is still best to take your binder off and give your body a break once you start feeling pain.

Excessive and unsafe binding comes with a lot of dangers:

  • Difficulty breathing, which can lead to fainting and, if binder is not removed, suffocating.
  • Extremely irritated skin.
  • Damaged (bruised, sprained, brokwn) ribs.
  • Damaged ribcage.
  • Damaged lungs (if punctured by a broken rib).
  • Damaged spine.

These things can usually be avoided as long as you bind safely, however.

How do you know if the pain/side-effects you get from binding is normal or not? When should you be worried?

Listen to your body and learn to interpret its signals. Everyone has different pain thresholds and everybody’s body has different limits, after all. So you will need to learn your own.

But some general signs and side-effects, normal and not, are as follows:


  • Sore arms, shoulders, neck and/or back. This soreness may linger for a a couple of hours after you take the binder off, or not show up until the day after. It should go away completely after 2 days without binding.
  • Getting a bit out of breathe after having climbed a set of stairs or similar. Although you should still be able to catch your breathe again without too much difficulty.
  • Some chafting under your arms.
  • Increased chest and back acne.
  • Slight anxiety caused by feeling restricted.

Not normal, take the binder off as soon as you can and see a doctor if the symptoms don’t go away within a couple of days:

  • Difficulty breathing, especially if even after you’ve taken the binder off.
  • Not able to take deep breathes, cough or sneeze.
  • Sharp pain in chest or ribs.
  • Lightheadedness, feeling like you’re about to faint.
  • Losing vision, having your ears ringing or getting a tingling sensation in your fingers, even if just for a moment. (Often signs that you are about to faint.)
  • Feeling too sore/too restricted/too tired to do everyday activities that you could do without problems before you started binding.
  • Numbness in arms.
  • Bruising.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Nausea during or after binding.

Not normal, go see a doctor as soon as you can, could be signs of a serious injury:

  • Any of the symptoms from the list above, if you are feeling very worried about them. Better safe than sorry.
  • Not able to breathe at all.
  • Blueness in your libs or fingertips.
  • Fainting.
  • Sudden intense bursts of claustrophobia and/or panick attacks, especially if you do no get those when not binding.
  • Noticable change in ribcage shape.

Wow, that’s a lot of dangers. Is it really worth it?

For many people, including me: yes.

Like I said in the beginning, there are many reasons for why people bind. But mine is dysphoria, so that is the only thing I can talk about here.

Dysphoria is not a joking matter. It is often a very intense and painful kind of suffering. And taking these risks is often still better than having to deal with the dysphoria that we have when we are not binding.

This may be difficult to understand if you are not dysphoric yourself. But please try to understand that people would not knowingly be taking these risks if we didn’t feel like we needed to.

I came out to most of my irl friends, so I may as well come out to you guys, too. I’ve known for years that I was different, first in sexuality, and now in gender. I’ve known for ages that this - who I am now - just isn’t me. I never came to full terms with it until now, because I’ve never felt so strongly about it until recently. But god am I ready to change who I am. I can’t keep on like this. I’m not a girl. I hate being a girl. I hate being in this body. Every day I wake up and I can’t help but wonder how much better I’d feel if I could just be who I really am, and a girl just isn’t it.

And this sucks because I probably won’t have support from my own family, so I can’t even get on T or get any type of surgeries. Nothing. So this is great. But yeah. Hello. Guess who’s stuck in a girl’s body for probably forever. :’)

Army Recruiters
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Army Recruiters

This is the US Army recruiting station, how can I help you?

Yeah, uh, lookin’ to enroll here.

Lookin’ to enlist?


Hey, uh, sir, I-I think you called the other day. What I do is I set up an interview, ok? You come in, we determine your qualifications, I talk about the features and benefits of the program. If we have a match there, we got somethin’ ya like and I find out you’re qualified, then we talk next step.


Honestly, I don’t have enough time on the phone cuz, I’m-I’m in the middle of enlisting somebody right now.

Let me let you in on what I do which is perform in battle, so…


I’m shaved, I’m ready… for battle, so…

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hanahaki!au where jimin begins to cough up little forget-me-nots. logically, he knows that he should book an appointment with a doctor and get a consultation but he also knows what will happen after. he would have to undergo surgery to get rid of the pesky flowers in his chest which would also erase his memories of jeongguk. and he can’t do that, not when jeongguk means so much to him. it would break jeongguk too, to see one of his closest friends not remember him at all. so jimin toughs it out, ignoring taehyung’s increasingly worried confrontations. surprisingly he didn’t have to tough it out for long, the bursts of blue petals when he coughs decreases in frequency, his chest feels lighter and he feels like he can breathe again.

hanahaki disease is an illness caught from having an unrequited love, in which flowers start to bloom in the patient’s chest. the type of flower represents the degree of love the patient feels towards the object of their affection. symptoms include: difficulty breathing, coughing up flower petals, heaviness felt in the chest. types of treatment: surgery, having the love reciprocated or getting over the love.
“see taetae, i’m over him! i stopped coughing out petals!”
“ok but yesterday when you saw him dancing you sighed dreamily and said beautiful. i don’t think that means that you’re over him??”
“but no more petals!!!”
“have you ever thought about the other ways you can be cured.”
“you’re an idiot.”

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if anyone who has had bottom surgery would talk about the way it feels? Does it become erect naturally? Morning wood? Is standing to pee hard? What's the sexual sensation like? I know they're kind of weird questions but. I'm curious about the little things

Hopefully some people will feel comfortable talking about their own personal experiences, but to answer some of your questions:

Does it become erect naturally?
It depends on the type of lower surgery that you opt for.  Phalloplasty, which uses a skin graft from either the arm, abdomen, or less commonly, the thigh, cannot get spontaneously get erect as there is no erectile tissue.  In order to get an erection with phalloplasty an erectile device is required, taking the form of either a pump or a bendable rod inserted into the phallus.

With metoidioplasty the existing “growth” from testosterone is released and freed up, so the erectile tissue remains the same, allowing it to get erect on its own just as it would before lower surgery.  This means that it would be possible to wake up with “morning wood”.

Is standing to pee hard?

There can be a bit of a mental barrier against standing to pee initially, as your body is trained not to let you pee standing up to avoid you wetting yourself.  After a while your subconscious catches up and realised that it’s now okay.  Some people also find that they get quite pee-shy if they’re using urinals, but this isn’t a problem unique to trans people.

Some people can have issued with dribbling after urinating as there can be some urine left in the new part of the urethra.  Running a hand down the length of the urethra to milk it out can help.  This is more commonly an issue with phalloplasty than with metoidioplasty as the urethra is much longer.

Due to the shorter length of metoidioplasty it can take a little trial and error to find a method of peeing standing that works best.  It can sometimes be too difficult to clear the fly, but most people find that they can pee standing by undoing the top button of the trousers as well.

What’s the sexual sensation like?

Again, this depends on the type of lower surgery.  With phalloplasty they try to hook the existing nerves up to one relocated to the new phallus, where possible, to give sensation down the length of the penis.  There are also a couple of options for what can be done with the original growth, either burying it under the skin where it can still be stimulated, or leaving it nestled between the penis and the scrotum where it can be accessed easier.

With metoidioplasty, as things are rearranged less, sensation should remain very similar to how it was prior to lower surgery.

~ Alex

Weight of Living, Pt. II

Pairing: Sebastian X Reader

Words: 1,487

Warnings: ANGST!!

Anon asked “Can you write a Sebastian x reader imagine where the reader goes to surprise Seb in Atlanta for filming and she waits in his trailer and he walks into his trailer and is kissing his costar or something like that??? I don’t condone cheating and I think anybody who does it is so low but I’ve been having that in my head all day and I love your writing.”

A/N: Part 3 of So Far. If this is boring, I am sorry but I am trying to set it up for the final shit show that is in the next chapter. Enjoy and as always, comments are welcome. Just please be kind.

Tagging: @bluebrrn @katrineemeg @theassetseyeliner @cathvenger @barbidollash  @yesixoxo @audasia25 @themistsofmyavalon @mizzzpink @hollycornish

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Silver Silence Part 8

Pairing: Bucky x shy enhanced reader

Summary: Bucky finally finds himself able to live at the compound with the team, but finds it difficult to repress his feelings for his new very shy and gentle teammate.

Word count:  1,607

Warnings: Swearing as always

(it is so beyond hard to write normal lately. I’ve been reading a lot of A/B/O fics and honestly they are my favorite things ever, only problem is that they make it hard to write normal fics when you’re in the mindset that you’re a fucking omega

ps: if you know of any alphabucky reader inserts please tell me)

For the next couple of days Bucky kept a closer eye on you then normal, you where slowly getting your strength back to a normal humans capacity, and he was worried you would over exert yourself. To make him less paranoid you decided to stay clear of training until your body was at full strength, But that didn’t mean you couldn’t watch others train.

You where currently marveling over Steve and Bucky’s toned bodies as they lunged at one another, throwing punches and kicks.

It wasn’t the first time you had done this, but the first time you had been so open about it. In the past you would hide behind workout equipment and long to be able to actually fight. (and also maybe staring at the beautifully chiseled features of two of the hottest super soldiers in the world.)  

However currently, you where completely out in the open, not even bothering to act innocent as your eyes ran the length of Bucky’s body.

With one quick jab at Steve’s ribs, Bucky was able to knock him off balance enough to send a sweep of his feet to Steve’s legs.

Steve’s eyes traveled to you as he now lay on the matt in defeat, watching you sit cross legged near the wall.

You scribbled down a 0 on the small white board you stole from the medical wing, and held it up, giving him a thumbs down and laughing silently.

“I had ‘em on the ropes” he assured, but you just shook your head with a smile.

“(Y/N) do you want to try?” Steve asked, but was quickly shut down by Bucky.

“No, no she’s not ready yet”

You just smiled lightly, knowing Bucky just wanted you to be safe and healthy.

Before Steve could argue further, the door to the training room opened and tony strolled in, dressed in an over the top west wood suit.

“Fancy party?” Steve asked curiously.

“Hardly, no actually a meeting.” He replied, he took a couple of steps towards you and smiled gently, laying a careful hand on your shoulder.

“Miss your voice kid?” he asked softly.

You nodded sheepishly at him, looking over at Bucky who held a sort of jealous glint in his eyes.

Bucky was about to interject, probably some comment about Tony’s strange behavior, when tony began motioning towards the door.  “Come on then, I have something you’ll appreciate.”

You looked back at Bucky, quirking a brow and hoping that he takes the hint to ask tony what he means. Unfortunately he just shrugged, forcing you to suck it up and go with tony anyway.


“Alright kid, now I know surgeries are probably the least appealing thing to you, given the last couple of weeks, but its small and I’m almost certain the device will work.”

Tony sat you down on the same metal table you’ve felt the first time he explained your heart surgery. Only this time, it was some sort of brain and vocal cords type of surgery.

“It won’t take more than an hour, the healing is fast, and I promise you it won’t be like the last time.”

You looked up at him, thinking for a while but nodding your head. No pain no gain right?

He smiled and got up to inform his team of surgeons, leaving you to stare at the screen he had used to explain everything.

It was some sort of metal device that would be installed in place of your vocal cords and also connect to your brain, and by some complicated mechanics that you honestly zoned out while listening to, it would give you the ability to talk. You honestly felt kind of weird about it, thinking at first that it would be some kind of mechanical voice, but as tony explained he’s able to match to pitch and tone of your normal voice and actually make it sound like you.

You just really hoped it worked.


Bucky hadn’t seen (Y/n) since yesterday, and honestly it started to worry him. Where the hell did tony take you, and why hadn’t you come back.

Just as he angrily shut the refrigerator door you came practically skipping into the kitchen.

“Oh hey doll.” He greeted softly, his eyes fixed on your brightly lit smile.

You gave him a wave, looking around and grabbing an orange from the bowl on the counter.

“Want any real food? I could make us some pasta?” he asked.

You gave him a nod, sitting yourself on one of the stools that lined up with the counter, while Bucky began to get a pan out, and search for the wooden spoon he seemed to always use. He looked through a couple draws and cabinets, but came up empty.

“it’s in the sink” you said casually.

“Oh thanks.” He replied, grabbing the spoon from the sink and rinsing it off.

After a few moments you heard the sudden drop of the spoon as Bucky’s head whipped around, eyes wide and mouth slightly agape.

“Y-You- did- I mean…”

“Hey handsome.” You answered.

He shuffled across the kitchen, grabbing your face in his hands smiling widly, and looking into your eyes almost trying to read your soul.

“How?!” he asked in a giddy voice.

“Tony gave me some sort of strange device that he got from his so called ‘client’.”  You replied, motioning to the stitches that you had on the side of your neck.

“You have no idea how good it is to hear your voice.”
He laughed softly, leaning in and placing a gentle kiss to your lips.


(two days later, finally full strength!)

You retracted your fist as far back as you could, and sent a roaring punch to the side of the black bag, feeling the pressure of your force connect with the object and sent it swinging back. Your other hand doing the same at a rhythmic beat, as a smile spread over face in triumph.

In your frenzies of punches you lifted your leg up, spun, and sent the back of your heal against the bag with so much force that it swung nearly a foot away from the blow. The action would have caused you a broken leg in the past, but today, in this moment, it did nothing but send that beautiful healthy burn coursing through your muscles.

You let your body rest for a few minutes, smiling from ear to ear and swinging your arms back and forth in excitement.

Next you decided to hop onto a tread mill, a thing you where familiar with walking on but never running. You pushed your normal speed of about 3 and let yourself slowly walk, breathing deeply and softly laughing at how little your energy had drained.

After about 2 or 3 minutes you pushed the incline up to 8 and adjusted the speed straight to 10. The light wind from the machines built in fan, made your hair gently caress your face, sticking to your open lips as your mouth was panting and huffing in a wide grin.

Light laughs escaped you as you bumped up the incline and felt the sweat beginning to form on your forehead and arms. In all your years of life, running had never been something you were capable of doing. Your body was like a crumbling piece of stale bread and any moving around that was to wild could send your body into a heap on the floor.

“Trying out the new bones I see?” you heard a voice call over the loud whirl of the machine and slowly glanced back to see Bucky standing in the doorway of the gym. Your smile only grew more as you looked down at your feet, seeing them fly through the air in fluid motions.

“Same bones I’ve always had, just aren’t blocked by a giant black tumor anymore!” you yelled back. He gave an airy laugh and then approached you, causing you to turn the machine back to walking speed.

“What did Helen say about your condition?” he asked, this time at normal talking levels.

“I no longer have brittle bone disease, asthma, kidney failure, or degenerative disc disease. Oh and my iron deficiency has improved.” You stated, smiling at his shocked expression.

“All of that was caused by your powers?”

“Yup! Nearly everything that has ever been wrong with me was caused by my powers excessive need for strength.” His mouth stood agape before he quickly shut it and looked you over. “There is one thing that sucks though.”

“Oh really what’s that?” Bucky’s eyebrows rose.

“I get periods now…” you mumbled.

He let out a barking laugh and shook his head. “You didn’t before?”

You sighed heavily, squirming slightly as you felt the slight presence of what you  body was doing down there.

“I was too skinny before, that stupid pocket kept all the nutrients and calories I got from any sort of food, so my period never really happened.”

He frowned slightly. “so you couldn’t have kids for two different reasons?”

You nodded. “Too frail and no periods, so yeah basically.”

“Hey.. I was wondering..” Bucky’s voice trailed off shyly.

“Go on.” You urged.

“Do you maybe want to go out to dinner tomorrow night?”

Your cheeks went red as you slowly lowered your head to hide it.

“i-I would love to.”

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anonymous asked:

Could you do a Happy fluff where his old lady is having fertility issues? Where he's supportive of all her choices like going to a special dr and fertility meds?

Originally posted by come-join-themurder

A/N: GIF NOT MINE! I hope you like it!


Gentle Giant:

“I’m losing hope baby..” you whispered softly looking down at the negative pregnancy test, once again. It had been 3 whole months since you and Happy had started to try for a baby yet it was always negative, and you knew that even though he smiled and tried to make you feel better that he was broken inside. “Baby, it’s fine. We’ll keep trying that’s all.” he whispered softly pulling you into his arms as you started to sob hating yourself, hating your body, hating the fact that you weren’t pregnant. This man had done everything for you since the day you’d met two years ago, he was gentle and patient even though he didn’t start off that way, he knew that you were the only woman in the world who could shut him up and sit him down and he didn’t want that feeling with anyone else.

“I’m sorry baby, I know you want a baby. I know we’ve been trying so hard to make a baby but nothing is working. Sooner or later you’re going to find yourself someone new you can give you the baby you want and deserve, someone who could be the perfect wife and Old Lady but it obviously isn’t me.” you said as you began to sob harder knowing your words were like poison to Happy’s ears. “(Y/N). Shut up. I’m not leaving you for anyone else, the only woman in this world I want is you. Plus my mother would fucking kill me if you left me.” he said chuckling as he sat down on the couch as you paced in front of him. He held out a strong arm and wrapped it around your arm “I know this is crazy of me, but I had a feeling it would come out negative. Sure I’m upset baby but so are you and sooner or later we will become parents, and you’re already the best damn wife I’ll ever have.” He said burying his face in your chest as you rubbed his head softly.

“What if I told you I went to the doctor and they told me that my body is weak but I can still produce children?” you said spiking his interest as he looked up to you with soft eyes “Go on.” he said pouting a bit causing you to smile at the so called big scary biker. “There’s a doctor back in Tacoma, she has perfected some medication that will allow my body an easier way to get me pregnant without pain or the concern of harming myself.” You said looking into his eyes with every word “Continue.” he grunted holding your hips tightly “She starts off by examining my body, seeing what’s causing me to not reproduce a baby, after that she gives me the medication I take it for about 2 months and then after that if all else fails she will perform a type surgery that will help us have the child we want…” you said carefully looking at his reaction. “We’ll leave tomorrow. We are getting our baby, together.” he said kissing your forehead smiling. “Nothing is going to stop us from making our family baby girl. I will be there with you every step of the way. For better or for worse remember?” he said showing you his wedding band that was swinging from his chain, you knew that you were lucky to see this side of Happy but you knew you were even luckier to have a man like him by your side no matter what.

anonymous asked:

Jungkook really had a small nose job before dope, right?

Let it be known that plastic surgery questions peeves me a lot. What is the obsession about picking on people’s features and thinking “there is no way this is real.” Also what is the basis of this question? First of all, there’s nothing wrong with plastic surgery just to be clear. For me, I don’t think it’s a big deal if a person wants it, then it’s ok. It’s their life and body and features and face.

To answer the question. No, I don’t think Jungkook had a nose job. I’ve been following Bangtan closely since October 2014 until now. Like really follow what they’re up to for this blog. The most we haven’t seen them is probably a total of 12 days straight. Even then they had their own schedules in between, they have photos being spotted out. Meaning they’re always in front of cameras filming or out and about. There is no way any type of cosmetic surgery would happen in this time without it being obvious. So unless someone can show to me and prove to me that nose jobs can completely heal in like a couple of days then I can rethink my life.

Hello all. This is my first post of my official tumblr page and so I wanted to make sure to preface, introduce, and explain my concept/purpose of the page to the world. I’ll be sharing multiple journeys of mine, and these will feature variations of growths in some respect, whether that be internal or external, physical or emotional. It’ll also feature things I want to share with you that others have posted.

All of these journeys that I am continuing to have will fall under the umbrella of a transformation that I have called “bearification.” 2016 thus far has been a year of big change for me and I am currently recovering from surgery (and typing this on pain meds), so I’ll be posting more in the future with a clear mind. I hope the ramblings will be less too.

In the meantime, my main purpose for myself is to not just grow, but to help others grow in their own way utilizing my personal experience to help get you where you want to be.

I’m starting with the progress I’ve made thus far, from 180 to around 260, but I’m nowhere close to being done with where I want my personal aesthetic to be. You’ll find out what’s happening next. So, stay tuned.

Usually, these before-and-after shots are to demonstrate weight loss. I’m proud to say that this case is much different. I’ve come such a long way these past few years. I feel so much more comfortable in my skin. I feel so much more confident. Bigger is better for me. I’m becoming myself and I love it. The outside is beginning to match the inside. I will continue to lift and eat big. I will continue to document and share with y'all my journey and my life. Beach bear body, here I come. #Bearification #CadyBearon

Helpful Terminology

Agender: An identity that means ‘without’ gender. Agender individuals have no gender identity and/or no gender expression. They often identify as a person rather than a gender.

Aromantic: An Aromantic person is someone who experiences little to no romantic attraction and/or lacks interest in forming romantic relationships. Aromanticism exists on a spectrum, as does Asexualism.

Asexual: An Asexual individual experiences little to no sexual attraction and/or lacks interest or desire for sexual partners. Asexualism exists on a spectrum, as does Aromanticism.

Bigender: A bigender person can identify as any two genders at the same time or go back and forth between the two. Some bigender individuals use different pronouns and/or names for each gender.

Biphobia: Intense hatred, fear or aversion towards bisexuals or bisexuality, which may include negative stereotyping or denial of the existence of bisexuals. People of any sexual orientation can experience such feelings of aversion.

Bisexual: Someone who is sexually attracted to people of more than one gender.

Cisgender (cis for short): A term used to describe someone whose gender matches the sex they were assigned at birth. It is the opposite of transgender.

Cisnormativity: A viewpoint based on the assumption that being cisgender is the ‘default’ or ‘normal’ gender identity, instead of being just one of many possibilities.

Cross-dresser: A person who sometimes wears clothing that is considered by society to correspond with the opposite gender. This is not the same as being transgender.

Demiboy: A term to describe someone who partially, but not wholly, identifies as male or masculine.

Demigirl: A term to describe someone who partially, but not wholly, identifies as female or feminine.

Drag: The act of dressing in gendered clothing as part of a performance. Drag Queens perform in highly feminine attire. Drag Kings perform in highly masculine attire. Drag performance does not indicate sexuality, gender identity, or sex identity.

Gender: A range of characteristics that a society or culture delineates to masculinity and femininity.

Gender Binary: The idea that there are only two genders: man and woman, and that a person must be gendered as either/or.

Gender identity: A person’s internal, deeply felt sense of being male, female, neither or both. A person’s gender identity may or may not correspond with their sex.

Gender expression: How someone expresses their sense of masculinity and/or femininity externally.

Gender diverse: An umbrella term used to encompass people who do not necessarily identify with being transgender, but don’t feel their gender fits into the binary of male or female.

Genderfluid: Describes a person whose gender changes over time and can go back and forth. The frequency of this depends on the individual.

Genderqueer: Usually an umbrella term used to describe those whose identity is non-normative (not male or female). It can also be used as a stand-alone gender identity itself, pertaining to feelings of being neither male or female, both, or somewhere in between.

Gender reassignment services: The full range of medical services that trans people may require in order to medically transition, including counselling, hormone treatment, electrolysis, initial surgeries such as a mastectomy, hysterectomy or orchidectomy, and a range of genital reconstruction surgeries.
Fa’afafine (Samoa and American Samoa), Mahu (Tahiti and Hawaii), Vaka sa lewa lewa (Fiji), Palopa (Papua New Guinea), Akava’ine (Cook Islands), Fakaleiti/Leiti (Tonga), Fakafifine (Niue) Terms that some Pasifika people may use to describe their gender. Their meanings are best understood within their cultural context and may mean something different to each individual. These terms do not have a Western equivalent, but are usually translated to mean ‘in the manner of a woman’.

Feminine presenting: A way to describe someone who expresses their gender in a more feminine way.

Heteronormativity: A viewpoint that is based on the assumption that heterosexuality is the ‘default’ or ‘normal’ sexual orientation, instead of being just one of many possibilities.

Homophobia: An irrational negative response to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or other sexuality diverse people.

Homosexual: A person who is exclusively attracted to those of the same gender. Can refer to someone who is Gay or Lesbian.

Intersex: Intersex is an umbrella term that describes people born with variations of internal and/or external sex anatomy, resulting in bodies that can’t be classified as the typical male or female. There are many different conditions that fall under the intersex umbrella.

LGBTQIA+ : An acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and more sexuality and gender diverse identities.
Masculine Presenting A way to describe someone who expresses their gender in a more masculine way.

Multisexual: An umbrella term for people who are attracted to multiple genders. E.g. bisexual, pansexual.

Non-binary: Usually an umbrella term for those who do not identify as strictly male or female (for example: gender variant, gender nonconforming, genderqueer). It can also be used as an individual identity.

Pansexual: A Pansexual person is someone who is attracted to people regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity, or someone who is attracted to all genders.

Pronouns: The words that are used when referring to someone in place of their name. Examples of pronouns include: she/her/hers, he/him/his; and gender neutral ones such as: they/them/their, ze/hir/hirs.

Queer: A reclaimed word that is often used as an umbrella term encompassing diverse sexualities and gender identities. It may also be used as an individual identity for someone who is multisexual - they are attracted to people of multiple or all genders opposed to being strictly gay or straight. Queer is used by many people, but it may not be the preferred term for everybody as it has a history of being used as an insult. 

Romantic orientation: A person’s pattern of romantic attraction based on a person’s gender. Sex A person’s sex refers to how someone’s genitals, chromosomes, gonads, etc were developed when they were in the womb. People often confuse sex and gender as the same thing. 

Sexual orientation: A person’s sexual identity in relation to the gender or genders to which they are attracted to. Sexual orientation and gender identity are two different things.

Tangata ira tane: A Māori term describing someone who was assigned female at birth but has a male gender identity.

Takatāpui Takatāpui is a traditional word that originally meant ‘intimate friend of the same sex’. It has since been embraced to encompass all Māori who identify with diverse genders and sexualities such as whakawāhine, tangata ira tāne, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer.

Trans: An umbrella term encompassing gender identities that are not cisgender, such as transgender, genderqueer, whakawāhine, etc. A trans individual may identify with any gender identity (not only male or female), and may or may not have medically transitioned. Not all gender diverse people will identify with the word trans.

Transgender: A term used to describe someone whose gender is the opposite to that which they were assigned at birth.

Transsexual: The term transsexual is similar to transgender, but is usually used to describe someone who has had gender reassignment surgery. This is an outdated term and the majority of trans youth would use the term ‘transgender’ instead, regardless of whether or not they have medically transitioned.

Transition: Steps taken over time by trans people to live true to their gender identity. Transition may include some or all of the following personal, medical, and legal steps, telling people in one’s life, using a different name and new pronouns, dressing differently, changing one’s name and/or sex on legal documents, hormone therapy, and possibly (though not always) one or more types of surgery. The exact steps involved in transition vary from person to person.

Transphobia: An irrational negative response to transgender and intersex people, as well as other gender identities. Transphobia often carries the assumption that gender is natural, rather than learned and conditioned.

Trans man: A transgender person who was assigned female at birth but identifies as male.

Trans woman: A transgender person who was assigned male at birth but identifies as female.

Transfeminine: A term used to describe trans people who were assigned male at birth but identity with femininity to a greater extent than masculinity.

Transmasculine: A term used to describe trans people who were assigned female at birth but identify with masculinity to a greater extent than femininity

Whakawāhine, Hinehi, Hinehua Some Māori terms describing someone who was assigned male at birth but has a female gender identity.

Theory of Overprotective Canines

Guys, I’ll admit that I was getting a little antsy only doing these short fluffy one-shots. So, instead, I present a 12k, College!fic full of pining, growling, AND, my favorite, fullwolf!Derek.

 Still, technically, this is for the Not Quite Normal OTP Challenge and the attempted mind meld challenge with andavs! (It sorta worked this time!! if you allow it to!)

 4. First Night in their First Apartment 

(I know it doesn’t really fit at all. Hush, I made the challnege. I can do what I want.)


“Stiles,” Derek’s voice is the low rumble that Stiles has long since gotten used to. It also sounds vaguely disapproving. Stiles is pretty used to that too.

“I know, I know,” Stiles replies putting up a hand before Derek can finish. “I said that there would be an elevator, but I thought there was! How was I to know it’s been broken since the 80s?”

Which is unfortunate since he is on the fourth floor and they have to bring up all his stuff, but he doesn’t have that much stuff. And Scott and Derek are werewolves so, really, they should not be complaining.

“You cannot live here,” Derek continues, as if Stiles hadn’t spoken.

Stiles blinks.

“Why not?” Behind Derek, Scott is looking around as well. His face also seems to be a bit pinched. “Is there something supernatural? Oh my god, I can’t believe my luck with these things!”

“No,” Derek says. “No, not supernatural but this is… Stiles, this is a terrible part of town.”

Scott nods. Stiles frowns.


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aerialsquid  asked:

So how does trans Peter jive with the gratuitous shirtless scenes every marvel movie is contractually obliged to offer? Do hormones used early do that IRL (no clue), does marvelverse have super hormones retrofitted from asguardian technology, or did his new spider powers perfectly heal his top surgical and all other scars?

peter’s lack of breasts in homecoming could be explained by him having had top surgery (plus there are some types of top surgery that don’t leave those thick scars, but it isn’t as common), or he could have taken puberty blockers prior to taking testosterone which would have prevented his breasts from filling in too much, and then he also could have just been very flat chested (it should also be taken into consideration that when you gain more muscle your breasts typically get smaller/tighter, so if he already was pretty flat chested then the added muscle to his pecs from the spider bite would make that even more so)

but i like the way you think with this superhero fake science, with all the alien tech we saw in homecoming it would make sense for regular surgeons and doctors in the marvel universe to have more advanced technology for things like transitioning and top surgery or all medical purposes in general

smolspiderchild  asked:

I asked another blog this, and I want to know your ideas, too. What about the scene in Homecoming where Peter takes off his suit and you see his chest? Headcanons for that? Because I love trans Pete, and I would like some ideas for this since I have none lmao. Maybe surgery? But can you even get surgery that young? ;-;

there are many ways to explain this lmao

1. he could have taken puberty blockers, this is the likeliest explanation considering his age. the blockers would have prevented his breasts from filling in until he could start testosterone and then go on to get top surgery

2. he could have had top surgery. many try to shut this one down bc of his age, but a 15 year old undergoing top surgery isn’t impossible they just have to be approved by their doctors and have the permission of their parent/legal guardian. some also try to argue that if he had top surgery he would have very noticeable scars, but he could have had keyhole top surgery which doesn’t leave heavy scarring (this type of surgery is ideal for trans men with smaller breasts, which if peter was on puberty blockers would be totally explainable)

3. he could just be flat chested. people need to remember that humans come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s very common for people to just not have large breasts, ESPECIALLY if they’re doing as much physical activity as peter is when he’s out and about as spider-man. he could have just already had little to no breast tissue, and the added muscle just made it even less so. and even if he hadn’t gained all that muscle, he could have easily just not had large breasts

It’s a Funny Old Game (2/2)

Killian’s not sure why he agreed to this. Well, no, that’s not true. He does. Because Henry asked. And, well, maybe they’re some kind of family now.

Emma’s not sure why she hasn’t said anything. Well, no, that’s not true. She does. Because she’s not supposed to. And, well, things were pretty good already.

Or: A quasi Out of the Frying Pan sequel with soccer.

AN: There’s an actual soccer game in this part of the soccer fic I was never planning on actually writing. Soccer and fluff and feelz. As always, I cannot say enough about @distant-rose & @laurnorder who rationalized all of these feelz and we’re like…uh, yeah, obviously you should write the thing. They’re the best. 

Also on Ao3 if you’re looking there. 

“This is, easily, the coolest thing we’ve ever done.”

“You’re not actually doing anything,” Emma pointed out, glancing at David who, appeared, to be ignoring her completely.

Mary Margaret shook her head, hitching her arm under Leo’s legs and babbling something that might have been words before turning back towards Emma. “Don’t pop this bubble for him,” she said. “He thinks he’s going to get out on the field. He’s going to collect dirt or something.”

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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.

Sherlock’s Andrew Scott to play Charles Dickens in new Victorian medical comedy

Sherlock’s Andrew Scott will star as Charles Dickens in a new comedy about the medical revolution in Victorian London.

BBC Two’s Quacks sees the actor swapping his role as the detective’s conniving and chilling nemesis Jim Moriarty for one of the most famous writers in history.

Scott guest stars alongside previously announced cast Rory Kinnear, Rupert Everett, Mathew Baynton, Lydia Leonard and Tom Basden.

Andrew Scott (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Quacks is set in the 1840s, at a time when Dickens was a celebrity both for his literary prowess and as an influential social campaigner.

But when one of his admirers, campaigner Caroline (Leonard) – the wife of leading surgeon Robert (Kinnear) – meets him at his house, Dickens is far from how she expects him to be.

The comedy follows the lives of four pioneers who are fighting to make their mark on the world with their medical advances and daring techniques, all the while saving lives and defying their rivals.

Quacks, starring Mathew Baynton as William, Rory Kinnear as Robert, Lydia Leonard as Caroline and Tom Basden as John (Todd Antony/BBC)

Quacks will also focus on the spectacle that saw doctors flaunting their medical skills as entertainment in a theatre in front of an audience, with operations such as amputations up for viewing.

James Bond and Black Mirror star Kinnear said: “The surgeon would do one show a week, so there would be one public showing, and they would usually try and get the goriest or the most pioneering or the most exciting.

“Obviously when the big crowds were in, you wanted to do your best job, and you wanted to make sure they didn’t die.

“And there is an element of playing to a crowd, sometimes introducing the type of surgery, what the patient is, what the problem is, and Robert loves it.”

Rory Kinnear as Robert (Todd Antony/BBC/Lucky Giant)

Kinnear said his pompous surgeon character is the “biggest arse anybody’s ever played”, but that he is “justified” in his arrogance, due to his status as one of the top surgeons in London.

Away from the medical shocks and horrors, the comedy sees Caroline and psychiatrist William – played by The Wrong Mans and Horrible Histories star Baynton – engage in an affair behind Robert’s back.

Plebs star Basden plays dentist turned anaesthetist John and film and TV mainstay Everett plays Dr Hendrick, in the series penned by James Wood, who co-created Bafta winning TV comedy Rev.

Wood said: “(The surgeons) were the rock stars of their day. They could take a leg off in less than a minute, and they had to because there was no anaesthesia.

Rupert Everett as Dr Hendrick (Todd Antony/BBC)

“It was before they found out about germs so people used to pay to go into the operating theatre to see operations.

“In fact, we call it an operating theatre because you could go and watch. People would smoke during it, eat pies and watch someone go and have their leg sawn off by a rock-and-roll surgeon.”

Quacks begins on Tuesday August 15 on BBC Two at 10pm, and the whole series will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after the first episode has aired.