T-Diary

Anonymous asked: Mate that chest is lookin absolutely bloody amazing, incredibly jealous.

Thank you :)

9 months post op - from the front. {

9 months post op - from the front.

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9 months post op - from each side.

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Today marks my 9 months post op date! Still hard to believe, but at the same time it almost doesn’t feel like I ever had surgery in the sense that it seems so natural.
I had surgery with Andrew Yelland (Brighton, UK) on the NHS. I opted for the periareolar technique which leaves minimal scarring. (Note; he will only perform this technique on very small chested men, recently stating his cut off for peri is 150g of breast tissue. I had about 25g in each side.)
Sensation wise, I have full sensation across my chest except for a small area underneath my right nipple which is still numb. Nipples have sensation and react to temperature and touch. {

Today marks my 9 months post op date! Still hard to believe, but at the same time it almost doesn’t feel like I ever had surgery in the sense that it seems so natural.

I had surgery with Andrew Yelland (Brighton, UK) on the NHS. I opted for the periareolar technique which leaves minimal scarring. (Note; he will only perform this technique on very small chested men, recently stating his cut off for peri is 150g of breast tissue. I had about 25g in each side.)

Sensation wise, I have full sensation across my chest except for a small area underneath my right nipple which is still numb. Nipples have sensation and react to temperature and touch.

(Source: edman93-t-diary)

Anonymous asked: Have you thought about what would happen if your child found out that you were trans and/or they weren't biologically related to you? Like what would you tell them? Because I know you aren't planning on telling your kids about your transition or that they aren't biologically yours. I just wondered what your plan is in terms of if they ask about your childhood, about scars, or other things that may give things away?

No I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest there isn’t a lot that would give it away to them. The only scars they’d see are bottom surgery scars, (and it’s not everyday your child stares intently at your genitals and asks questions about them), and the forearm scar that goes with it, but depending on how well I heal I may tattoo over it.

With childhood, again there’s nothing to give it away. My childhood would have been exactly the same more or less had I been born male. I guess if there is an issue I’ll figure something out at the time as to what to tell them. I may be more open to telling them in the future, who knows.

Anonymous asked: did you bind when you were on 1 year on t?

I did yes, I bound up until the day before surgery.

Anonymous asked: If you and your GF were to get married and start a family, would you want to adopt or somehow do it biologically? I ask because my gf and I want children, and she has an older brother who we would like to donate sperm to me so I would carry the child so it could be both biologically related to she and I. Do you think that's.. Idk a weird way to do it? We haven't even discussed it with him out of fear of his rejection.

We have discussed it, and our preferred option is artificial insemination with an anonymous sperm donor who best fits my description. In our view we are just like any other couple who are unable to conceive naturally, and artificial insemination is a simpler process, more ‘natural’, and also cheaper than IVF.

I’m going to be brutally honest with you, yes I do think that would be weird. Be aware that even though that child would be related to your girlfriend, their DNA relation would be aunt and niece/nephew, not mother and daughter/son. It would raise a few issues, for instance if the biological father wanted a place in the child’s life as a parental guardian, and the issue you raise; saying no/rejection etc, remember it’s not a decision that can be made lightly. Let alone the views of other family members when they learn of the conception.

If you’re willing to carry a child, think about using your girlfriends eggs, fertilized with donor sperm (not from her brother), and you carrying said embryo. That would mean her DNA, but you would have the bond of carrying it, giving it life and birthing it.

There are many many options on having children, it’s worth sitting down and properly thinking it all through, look at the options and think about what would be best, not only for you and your partner, but also for the future child.

Anonymous asked: About packers, where do you place it? Im confused where its meant to go in my pants like lower down or higher up? I don't want it looking strange! Thanks

It sort of sits at the base of the pubis bone, so the balls hang. Placement of the penis is entirely up to you (some go down the leg, some directly infront etc)

Anonymous asked: I think sexual sensation/orgasms is probably my lowest priority for phallo, allieviating dysphoria and finally having a penis being much more important, and other guys I know feel the same. Js.

Each to their own. I know a lot of people who wish to maintain sexual sensation and the London team for phallo know it’s a high priority and have many options to suit this. Of course it’s about alleviating dysphoria, but once the dysphoria has diminished, you’re going to want the other aspects that come with a normal functioning penis.

Anonymous asked: What is the meta exactly ?

Metoidioplasty, is a technique of creating a functional phallus for transmen using the clitoris. Whilst on testosterone this part of the body grows and typically looks like a very small penis. (Growth can be anything up to around 2/3 inches). This technique of surgery is a lot less invasive, and is popular amongst those who wish to maintain as much sensation as possible, achieve natural erections and keep ‘foreskin’. This technique also offers more ‘realistic’ scrotum as erectile implants are not necessary.

For more info see here, here and here. NSFW.