Grs recovery 

I've joked that because they're using a giant wad of material as a bolster to apply pressure to the surgery site, it looks like my package is bigger than ever and they obviously did the wrong thing. Like, literally it is hard to use the tray table at a useful height without bumping it.

My mom came to visit yesterday and made the same joke. "Nice package," 😂

Today is the last day with my prosthetic cotton package—which is apparently sutured directly to me—it comes off tomorrow.

Grs recovery (mental and emotional), Madoka 

Madoka spends like ten-and-a-half episodes out of a twelve episode series NOT being a magical girl. Not sure if she wants to be, or sure if she's ready, and faced all the social and internal pressures of doing it for The Right Reasons.

So in as much as Magical Girl stories are metaphors for transition, Madoka, in particular, is a story of someone who transitioned "late."

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It's be cool if I could know who would be doing my patient education on Wednesday (i.e., showing me how to dilate) because it's kinda incredibly personal you know? But I probably just get whoever they give me and I may never have met them before.

Tomorrow some stuff comes off and maybe I can actually see what I have going on down there...

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Grs recovery (+) 

Bandage off! :blobpeektrans: 🌷 🤩

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Woah you mean I have to start being responsible for disposing of my own pee again?? This has gotten less glamorous.

Grs recovery 

It is incredible to me that I have only needed and used tylenol this whole time, and right now I have no active painkillers in me at all.

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@lawremipsum have you had to take any anti inflammatories?

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@synthgal none were given to me, and ibuprofen is discouraged because it thins blood... I have lots of swelling and am told to be patient and let it go down on its own.

Grs recovery 

@lawremipsum oh that's good because I can't take anti inflammatories lol

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@lawremipsum Wow! That's pretty good going. ^_^ Hopefully that bodes well for the ongoing recuperation!

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