Note — This is a continuation of a multipart story. You should read Part 1: Leading up to “The Surgery” and Part2: Thirty Days Out (to “The Surgery”) before reading this next installment.

As I am preparing a small suitcase for my hospital stay, I am thinking of George Carlin’s…

I am in the process of preparing for Gender Confirmation Surgery, and a frequent question I get asked is why I want to have the surgery.

Some ask for curiosity, others just can’t contemplate why anyone would ever put themselves through such an ordeal. Some see the surgery as elective…

Christine Penn

Trans woman, cyclist, software engineer, author, chef, and many other things.

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