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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #760 on: March 11, 2018, 10:32:50 am »
Rachel if you go too big it starts highlighting the idea that you are smaller in the hips. That is what I think of as top heavy' not balanced and proportional. You know the old expression, "Too much of a good thing!" Remember, not every guy likes really big boobs. Just my thought!
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #761 on: April 12, 2018, 07:58:16 pm »
  In the interest of finishing the narrative up to my final post op visit, I will update the latest. I went to Dr. McGinn's office this past Monday. I'm sorry to miss your morning visit Rachel. Would have liked to have seen you. As it was, it just so happened that two of my friends who were at the Gaia recovery house at the same time as I was (June 2017) were there. We had a nice little, unplanned reunion. I hope we weren't too loud. It was a visit that I requested. I wanted to talk about two things. First, I have two areas of left over scrotal skin  (near the long scars) that are very sore and I had hoped could be minimized in some way. It is the second time discussing this, and this time I got a good explanation of why it was not possible. It would threaten the blood flow to the labia majora and would also cause my vulva to be gaped open all the time. I decided it was not worth it to risk the death of the labia. I would chalk it up to an unfortunate part of the wrong anatomy that I was born with. I can now be okay with this. Dr. McGinn and Krystal were very patient with explaining this. My second reason for the visit was the scar tissue formation around the opening of the vagina where I had had steroids shots before. It had helped some but not enough. The good news is I have 6 inch depth, have no hair in the vagina, and only have scar tissue at the opening not inside. I asked that she try steroids again, which they happily did. If this does not do the trick I may need a second procedure to remove the scar tissue. She said that would be done in the OR and while there, she would lower my urethra some. I was happy with this answer and will send pictures in 3 months. I would have to figure out timing on that to be far enough away from my other two surgeries.
   I am really starting to get excited  for my boob job in less than 2 months. I am still using progesterone creme on my breasts and they have grown some. The nipples seem a little bit bigger. Jury still out on how much they will grow.
   I decided to try a temporary covering of the grey hair. I got a wash out color and found I really like the color, a chestnut, darker brown. I also found a temporary fix for  my thinning hair. I bought a can of the hair fibers that you shake  on and to my amazement it seemed to work very well. I will do this til June and my transplant. I recommend trying it. I really like my hair with these two changes.

Moni

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #762 on: April 15, 2018, 04:30:29 pm »
Hi Monica,

If you do go to get rework I found the Barix center to be very good. It is well maintained and very clean. There were ample staff in the pre and post op. I do not remember the OR. Also, it is very easy to get to from I95 and there are ample hotels there.

I had extensive rework on 4/5/2018 and go back to Papillion tomorrow for my 3rd visit and then back to work Tuesday.

I had the scar ring you describe removed. Also my urethra lowered (very nice now to pee) and scar tissue removed from the graft part that did not make it. She used adjacent skin to shape my vagina and make it look much better. Also she made the vagina between the canal and clitoris deeper.

She did very good work and I am glad I did it. I had my original surgery 11/15/2016 and this past vaginal work 4/5/18 so about a year and a half afterwards.

I guess I will be dilating tomorrow and I will see how much depth I lost. I was 5.25 dots orange.

Good luck with the upcoming BA. It made a huge difference in my confidence.

HRT  5-28-2013
FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
Voice therapy start 3-2017 - Reene Blaker
Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #763 on: April 15, 2018, 06:41:48 pm »
Hi Monica,

If you do go to get rework I found the Barix center to be very good. It is well maintained and very clean. There were ample staff in the pre and post op. I do not remember the OR. Also, it is very easy to get to from I95 and there are ample hotels there.

I had extensive rework on 4/5/2018 and go back to Papillion tomorrow for my 3rd visit and then back to work Tuesday.

I had the scar ring you describe removed. Also my urethra lowered (very nice now to pee) and scar tissue removed from the graft part that did not make it. She used adjacent skin to shape my vagina and make it look much better. Also she made the vagina between the canal and clitoris deeper.

She did very good work and I am glad I did it. I had my original surgery 11/15/2016 and this past vaginal work 4/5/18 so about a year and a half afterwards.

I guess I will be dilating tomorrow and I will see how much depth I lost. I was 5.25 dots orange.

Good luck with the upcoming BA. It made a huge difference in my confidence.

Thank you Rachel, I hope you will update me on the healing, especially the scar ring part. The more I think about it, the more likely I am to consider the revision.  I am weary of surgery but I am all in with trying to get the best result possible. I had a milestone yesterday. I went to the beach and wore a bathing suit. It was something I have dreamed of all my life. It was am amazing thing to lay on a blanket sunbathing with 4 other women. I didn't want to cover up or leave. The water was pretty cold, but I didn't care. Can't wait  for boobs!
Moni
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HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #764 on: April 15, 2018, 07:02:54 pm »
Congratulations, you look fantastic!

 I will let you know about how the reduction of scar tissue goes. I really needed to get the revisions as I had a lot to gain. My vagina looks nothing like it did and I am very please so far. I am hoping dilation is not so painful now. I had a lot of scar tissue and it was very painful to dilate.
HRT  5-28-2013
FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
Voice therapy start 3-2017 - Reene Blaker
Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #765 on: July 05, 2018, 09:30:03 am »
Not sure if anyone interested in this at this point but feel a desire to finish the whole story.

I had my hair transplant 2 weeks ago. It was with Dr. Jerry Cooley in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have 2 people working on your head and 6 people dissecting the strip of removed hair. The doctor was in the room working 95 % of the time that I was conscious (I asked and they said that was accurate for him being there for the surgery as a whole). They give you Valium and have you pick out 5 movies to watch. I remember parts of 2 of them, the rest I slept. It was 2500 grafts and we started at 7 am and ended at 5 or 6 pm. It was highly professional, everyone was friendly and 'cool' with a trans woman. No problem.  I talked to the doctor who I highly recommend, and he said there are about four others in the country who he would recommend other than himself. A lot out there don't know what they are doing to varying degrees. The hardest part is spraying your head every hour awake (3 days) and every 2 hours at night(2 nights.) I don't know the final result for quite a few months but it all seems to have taken.

I am approaching 3 months since my last visit for the scarring around the open of my vagina. I will send pictures in today or tomorrow and see what they say. The big ridge of scarring is reduced but still there. I am thinking about  some revision. I am thinking about a more defined inner labia. For those who are thinking about this surgery or who have had it and are healing, it is hard to know what the final result will be. There is so much variety of vulvas out there, it is hard to say if what is in your mind's eye is realistic. No matter what doctor I have had, I am always wondering going into a visit, "Is what this doctor saying right for them or for me?" Now, I do feel like McGinn wants a good result, always have. I don't  know what her definition of that is yet. I will keep adding on this thread until I have a final report card on my surgery with Dr. McGinn. My only personal final grade so far is depth which is an A plus. 

Of my doctors so far, I have these results.

Dr. _____ in Philly for FFS.  Aweful, horrible. (Left out name due to rules, could hint in a PM if you want)

Dr. McGinn in Philly for GCS. Report not finished, but positive so far.

Dr. Ira Papel in Baltimore. Very good on eye repair from FFS disaster. Did nice job on deviated septum and repairing                        nose issues from FFS.

Dr. Jerry Cooley in Charlotte, N.C. for hair transplant. Final result not done but impressed so far.

Dr. Adam Basner in Baltimore area. Breast implants. Will see next Tuesday.

Oh, for electrologist in Maryland area. I love Electrology of Frederick. Tricia is awesome and so is Sally. So trans friendly.

Will report next time on response from McGinn and experience with breast surgery. Later!
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GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #766 on: July 05, 2018, 10:14:52 am »
Thank you for the update, Moni. I read every word and it’s so helpful. Please keep us up to date!

Stephanie


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #767 on: July 05, 2018, 04:23:06 pm »
Hi Moni

So glad you hair implants went well. I know how time consuming having them done is but I have to admit that when I had mine done I really remember much about it. I was given a drink of very sweet cordial laced with ?? and that was it...good night Irene!! I can remember being really paranoid about losing implants and when I came back to see the Dr the following day he reassured me that they were already rock solid and not going anywhere.

It certainly can be hit and miss  with he Drs but from what you have said you sound like you have had a reasonable run with them apart from the obvious one (Philly)


As you know I am having "the surgery" in November and always read with interest anything post op women have to say.


Thanks for letting us know how you are getting on. Good luck with the hair implants...you won't need it and you will love them  ;) ;)

Take care

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #768 on: July 05, 2018, 07:46:28 pm »
Thanks Steph and Liz. What I forgot to mention is the donor site. They really only shaved the strip that was the donor material. It is amazing how little they disturbed. I have an estimated (by partner) 80 stitches back there and she finds it really hard to find the stitches. I will wait one more week to have a friend remove the stitches. I'll be on pain killers from the breast surgery then so why not. N. Carolina is too far to go to have them remove them. They are uncomfortable by the end of the day.
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #769 on: July 08, 2018, 05:13:43 pm »
I am glad you survived the ATP spraying. That was the most difficult part of the hair transplant process. The spraying every 2-3 hours really got old the third day.

After I had my revision surgery with Dr. McGinn I had some granulation which they treated three times with silver nitrate and two of those times with steroids. There is just one minor spot I will have cut in September. It is a piece of tissue the healed but has a gap underneath. No big deal and just a very minor issue. I was told to dilate with the prescription hydroquarterzone cream with purple and orange each night. All I can say is there is no scar tissue, the vaginal canal looks and feels awesome and dilation is not painful. The doctor took some depth when she removed the scar tissue in the vaginal canal.

Dr. McGinn gave me a free butt lift when she removed and rearranged all the skin for the revision and creation of the bottom of the vagina. Very happy with that.

The PAc handed me a mirror last visit (funny how I stopped looking when it became second nature). My vagina, citreous, clitoral hood and vaginal canal look awesome. Also, she moved my urethra and deepened my vagina. I am very happy.

The only thing I could say that was part of the rework and there was no way getting around it is I have a posterior scar (heeling and flat and starting to blend in). It is about 5 inches long on either side of the bottom of the vagina. At first the scar bothered me but when it healed and flattened is became a non issue. My legs do not touch with Capri tights when hiking, so there is no rubbing. I do not know if there would be an issue if they did touch.

Good luck on you pending BA. I am so happy for you.

HRT  5-28-2013
FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
Voice therapy start 3-2017 - Reene Blaker
Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #770 on: July 08, 2018, 07:30:41 pm »
Spraying...what's this spraying you are talking about?

You cannot see either of the scar lines on my head from the removal of the strip of scalp at the donor site. My hairdresser was looking the last time I was in and I had to direct her to the area and even then it took her awhile to see it.

I am thinking about having another 1500 or so into my fringe area just to thicken it up a bit...haven't really decide yet. You have the fun part of the erupting scalp from ingrown hairs to go through next...did they warn you about that...hope so. You may be in for a surprise if they didn't.

Hope its all going well

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #771 on: July 08, 2018, 08:02:54 pm »
Spraying...what's this spraying you are talking about?

You cannot see either of the scar lines on my head from the removal of the strip of scalp at the donor site. My hairdresser was looking the last time I was in and I had to direct her to the area and even then it took her awhile to see it.

I am thinking about having another 1500 or so into my fringe area just to thicken it up a bit...haven't really decide yet. You have the fun part of the erupting scalp from ingrown hairs to go through next...did they warn you about that...hope so. You may be in for a surprise if they didn't.

Hope its all going well

Liz

No, Liz, that's the first have heard of this. Is this an issue that needs to be looked into if it happens? My hair hasn't even shed at this point. I guess the regrowth can grow in wrong causing the ingrown hairs? Is this considerable or minor? Right now I just want my stitches out. They are sore. The spraying is to provide a good environment until the grafts take root. You cover with saran wrap after you spray.

Hey Rachel, are you happy with the definition of the inner labia? I have been looking at a lot of labiaplasty  pictures as I am not really thrilled with the definition of mine at this point. I sent pictures in Friday. Maybe hear something tomorrow! I call for surgery time tomorrow. Hope it is early. I think I'm keyed up since I slept about 5 hours last night. Have been trying to do all my physical stuff before the 'boobs hit the fan.'
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HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #772 on: July 09, 2018, 03:09:25 am »
When the first round of implants breaks off to replace the hair I got a heap of ingrown hairs that kept producing sebum without being able to Breakthrough the scalp...they all seem to come around the same time and from memory and its about 3-4 weeks out that it started and lasted about 2 -3 weeks. I didn't mind too much it just meant another hair follicle was working. It feels like you have large bumps on your head and once the hair is through they pop like zits...usually once it is through it will not do it again. I was so surprised when it first happened that I thought I had an infection...with each of those lumps clearing up I began to get sensation back into my scalp.

I never used the spray nor was one suggested...hmmm might have to look into that and see why for the next round

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #773 on: July 09, 2018, 06:29:05 am »
Liz,
   I looked it up online and what I found is that the ATP spray is used  to reduce hair loss from the shock of transplantation. When hairs are transplanted, the follicles lose their blood supply and thus oxygen supply. ATP is a possible energy supply to get the hairs to the point where energy supply can be found in the bed of the scalp. My understanding is the spray is expensive and hard to get in some places outside the US. There is not a lot of studies reporting on its effectiveness from what I saw.
   I used the spray very diligently, but a lot of people don't follow through because of time and inconvenience. I was driving the day after surgery and I had to stop and spray every hour. Made for a long trip.
   I had them cover my facial surgery scar in the center to hide it so I can wear my hair back or to the sides. I think I will now lose the bang look. Thanks for writing!
Moni
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"Never let the dark kill your light!"  (SailorMars)
"Moni" is pronounced like "Bonnie"

HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #774 on: July 09, 2018, 11:31:16 pm »
Liz and Moni, I had a couple of rounds of hair transplants by Dr. Lam in the Dallas area, the last being ten weeks ago. He was a huge fan of using the ATP spray frequently for the first bucket load of days post surgery. I followed his instructions rigorously and had very little fall out or loss of grafted hair, and also very few ingrown hairs. For what it is worth.

Tia Anne

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #775 on: July 11, 2018, 05:05:56 pm »
Thanks Tia,
   Wow, that will take getting used to, not calling you Anne. (Now that you are soon to be a married womanagain!) Liz, I looked through my paperwork from Dr. Cooley and  it mentioned it. Must have skipped past that 'highlight.' It sounds like such fun, I can't wait.

   I have  an appointment at Dr. McGinn's to try a next round of steroid shots in my vagina. It will also be a time to ask some questions about thoughts on revisions.
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HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #776 on: July 12, 2018, 05:19:25 pm »
Hi Monica,

I did not have any penile tissue to make the labia minora. So I do not have labia minora. I had a deeper vagina from the revision so I have nice labia majora. There was a lot of work done inside the vagina so there is tissue there that makes the appearance of some minora. I need to take some pics and send them to you.

Good luck on the BA.
HRT  5-28-2013
FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
Voice therapy start 3-2017 - Reene Blaker
Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #777 on: June 27, 2019, 10:17:35 am »
   "Has anyone seen my penis? Where is it? I had it when I came in here?" Two years ago, that was a joke I thought I would play when I woke up from surgery. Unfortunately, I was too out of it when I came out to do that, but it would have been funny. As of this hour, two years ago, I had a penis. That is incredibly weird to me. I feel like that is more fantasy than reality now. I was a basket case before surgery for fear of something stopping it. Once I was on that gurney, I breathed a sigh of relief, it was going to happen. It really was a wonderful time of my life. I saw that whole thing as an adventure, even though a few moments were tough. Funny, I don't remember them much. There was so much support from family and from friends on here. I see many of them have moved on now. We had a good time with the Clyde jokes, and the flowers and well wishes made me feel so special. I had a good group at Dr. McGinn's recovery house with friends I text to this day. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I have not had one moment of regret going through it. 
   I started out this thread worried about those who could not get the transition things they want. I still worry about that, but I was told to tell the story anyway, that it might be beneficial to others. I wish everyone happiness and sometimes it takes great strength to accept what the limitations are. I think I have learned that surgeries are not 100% satisfying. There is always something that could be better. I thought I would find it easy to rate surgeons. Well, in some cases, it is easy. The surgeon who did my facial surgery in Philly, well, she was awful. When you need five surgeries to correct the work that she did, that is a bad surgeon. (Thanks to Dr. Ira Papel in Baltimore for fixing my nose, my eye, my neck, my scars from the face lift and also the surgeon who did my midnight emergency surgery.) Dr. McGinn is a little harder to access and not for reasons you might think. She is a skilled surgeon. She has a rep of being not real friendly. I found this, with the exception of one time, to be untrue. She was usually pretty cool. She has had a lot of surgeries and she has probably seen the same questions many times before. She sometimes assumes something different than what you are saying/asking. She is a busy surgeon, I get it. I think she has her way of doing things and hesitates to deviate, especially regarding details. There are things I don't like about what was done. Those things are hard to judge. I was told that my anatomy created certain limitation on what can be done. For example, I have two strips of scrotal skin left and are still visible. I asked about this and was told that removing these areas of surface skin could threaten the blood supply to the rest of the area. This could well be true. Also the lack of labia minora was kind of dismissed. So, I am left to wonder, is this my body limitations or is it a busy surgeon not wanting to get involved with such details. I can't know unless I go to someone else and then, there is the possibility they could do harm. So, yeah, it doesn't fit neatly in a good or bad box for some surgeons. At my age, I need to enjoy living and not get lost in the pursuit of 'perfect.' So, I think she is a good surgeon overall. Ideally, I wish the technology was better. Two years in, I still dilate every day or two. If I go longer, I start losing depth. It's a personal call though, wait for a better technique or start living your life with the birth defect gone. I'm glad I had these two years to live without the crushing physical dysphoria.
   So, now it is time to close this out. My last task of describing the surgeon is done as best I can. I will answer questions if there are any, but I will update no more. Well, unless I'm rear ended by a truck and my  vagina falls out on the floor or I start regenerating a penis like a star fish. Then, Baby, I'll let you know.
   Hugs to all you lovelies, and you hot guys too,
Moni
   Clyde, rest in peace!
If I ever offend you, let me know. It's not what I am about.
"Never let the dark kill your light!"  (SailorMars)
"Moni" is pronounced like "Bonnie"

HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #778 on: June 27, 2019, 12:43:31 pm »
What can I say besides ?

I suppose this: I texted @Kendra this morning to tell her what an inspiration she’s been to me. The same applies to you.

Your Florida sister,

Stephanie


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #779 on: June 30, 2019, 02:26:00 pm »
   So, now it is time to close this out. My last task of describing the surgeon is done as best I can. I will answer questions if there are any, but I will update no more. Well, unless I'm rear ended by a truck and my  vagina falls out on the floor or I start regenerating a penis like a star fish. Then, Baby, I'll let you know.
   Hugs to all you lovelies, and you hot guys too,
Moni
   Clyde, rest in peace!

Thank you Moni for all your Posts. I read each and every one I could before and since my own GCS which was a month after yours. . . thanks for helping me through . . . wish you well dear! :)
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