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Update

Just a little update, I am home and feeling great! The surgery went off without a hitch and now I recover for a while. P. S.  Jock straps are uncomfortable! 

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Still alive!  And with exciting news. 

Well here we are again,

 It’s always such a pleasure.

 Remember when I tried to

 Update more? 

I dropped the ball on that account and seem to have reverted to yearly update. No matter, i have some incredibly exciting news!  Tomorrow I am having my orchiectomy!  That’s right, no more spironolactone and no more pesky balls to drop. I have been incredibly lucky to have access to a wonderful team of doctors in Boston who have come together to provide care for transgender patients. Likewise in Massachusetts in most cases insurance is required to cover gender confirming surgeries. 

I am excited and nervous at the same time, which I think is to be expected. The fact that I am finally having one of the surgeries I’ve longed for is unbelievable. 
For anyone who doesn’t know what an orchiectomy is, it is the removal of the testicles. The benefits to this are that you no longer have to take testosterone blockers, they are no longer physically in the way, and the obvious psychological benefit of being closer to how you feel inside.
All in all I am doing pretty well. My mood has been mostly stable and I’ve been working full time, keeping myself busy. Tomorrow or this weekend I will be sure to post another update about how things went. Wish me luck!! 

-Abbey

Also.. 100th post, woo! 

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