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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #720 on: February 19, 2018, 07:18:47 pm »
Soy'lent' was not in 'use' then silly.
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #721 on: February 21, 2018, 01:51:29 pm »
Hello everyone, just a brief post to say surgery went well.  Tired, need to sleep now :-)


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #722 on: February 21, 2018, 03:52:16 pm »
Holy Crow, Tech Girl, you just had surgery and you can still type without error. I am in awe! So happy for you Sweetie!  Get rest and let us know how it's going.
Moni ;D   ;D  ;D
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #723 on: February 21, 2018, 04:28:22 pm »
Wow!  Congratulations - and rest really really well, good excuse to relax.
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #724 on: February 21, 2018, 04:53:45 pm »
Kendra, you forgot to tell her not to try to get on that bicycle.
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GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #725 on: February 21, 2018, 05:04:57 pm »
Thank you Moni and Kendra.  My bottom is feeling fine, been spending a lot of day two just listening to music, but plan on watching a few movies tonight now that I'm sitting at 30% incline, and still stuck in bed with all manner of tunes, drains, and iv in me.

Barix facility seems nice.  Everyone has been wonderful and helpful.  The room is my own, no place for a second person.  Visiting hours seem relaxed.  The closet for personal belongings doesn't  leave a lock, so it you want your purse, electronics, or other valuables, bring them in one of those carry-on suitcases with a locking it.  Been having my wife get things out when needed, and my electronics have been fine sitting on my bed table.

One other point for preop not mentioned anywhere in Dr. McGinn's  paperwork:  in addition to the fleet enema morning of surgery, you need to provide a urine sample at Barix after they take a blood draw.  I almost wasn't able to provide, but then all worked out.  Know that will be difficult holding back urine when you administer an enema, but needs to be done.

Think I get to walk tomorrow, and no sign of food intake yet (which I'm surviving, but lack of coffee for days SUCKS!)

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #726 on: February 21, 2018, 05:40:26 pm »
Oh, it’s so wonderful to see another sister have a dream come true! Congratulations and happy birthday, girl!

Details in my thread, but I’ll be taking the first steps toward my own rebirth on March 16th!

Heal well, sister!

Stephanie


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #727 on: February 21, 2018, 05:47:39 pm »
Yeah the urine sample is new.   I expect when they get you up, they won't let you sit long. I was surprised that I wasn't allowed to get acclimated by sitting, they wanted me to stand quickly. I had a loss of blood in surgery so I was kind of weak.  It was okay though.
I was thinking today that I used to be able to pee or poop separately. Now they just seem to all come together. My partner says that is true for her too. Your enema/urine sample thought made me think of that. lol Oh what is in store for you!
Glad you are sounding so good. Now rest and behave yourself.
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #728 on: February 21, 2018, 06:59:51 pm »
Congratulations TechGirl, no caffeine for you for three weeks. That includes chocolate.
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. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #729 on: February 21, 2018, 07:08:51 pm »
Congratulations TechGirl, no caffeine for you for three weeks. That includes chocolate.

What?  I can't have coffee after this?  What shameful words to tell a Sailor!


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #730 on: February 21, 2018, 07:27:31 pm »
What?  I can't have coffee after this?  What shameful words to tell a Sailor!


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #731 on: February 21, 2018, 07:34:41 pm »
Chrystal should check in on you. Definitely ask her. Caffeine is a vasorestrictor and impedes blood flow. You need all the blood flow you can get right now. Sometimes the caffeine thing is over looked. Smoking also impedes blood flow and having fat in the vaginal are. Fat is a poor blood transfer tissue.

You are thin and being kito probably do not smoke. So lay off my he caffeine for three weeks to keep your new incisions healing well.

Do not forget to ask for sleeping meds if you need them. Right about now sleeping may get tough due to low activity.

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. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #732 on: February 21, 2018, 08:13:18 pm »
I don't recall any coffee restrictions post op at Dr. Ley's recovery center. I think that I had a cup my first day post op.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #733 on: February 21, 2018, 08:31:25 pm »
Meltzer / Ley's operation didn't mention caffeine to me other than switching to mostly water 24 hours before surgery.  But... I haven't had coffee since mid January for a unique reason.  I'm scheduled for VFS March 1 and that surgeon (Dr. Kim) says no caffeine for at least one month following VFS.  Two days after GCS I developed a huge caffeine headache in my forehead - quite bad even with nuclear pain meds.  I realized how much worse that could have been on lighter meds or just ibuprofen.  I decided it was best to not re-start for now. 

I had been guzzling several coffees every day and now realize I should have started gradually cutting back before any surgery.  I wonder if Starbucks sells a patch. 
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #734 on: February 21, 2018, 09:36:17 pm »
Congrats Techgirl. It sounds as though you are right on track. (No personal experience here) I am glad things are going well.

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #735 on: February 22, 2018, 06:24:54 am »
Yep, just heard from Crystal,typically no caffeine for 2-3 weeks after surgery as Rachel said in her above post.   Nothing about tea & chocolate though :-)


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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #736 on: February 22, 2018, 07:44:25 pm »
I seem to remember no caffeine. I remember her loading me up with a lot of vitamins too. Hope you are feeling well, TechGirl.

Quick note on progesterone cream. Thirteen days on the cream and my boobs are sore again (over a year since that happened) and my boobs  seem to be growing.
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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

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #737 on: February 23, 2018, 08:40:31 pm »
Monica, Monica, Monica (referance to the Brady Bunch),

Your boobs are growing!!! We need to talk, progesterone cream, I need specifics. That is so exciting. Who did you decide to go with for the BA and if I may ask, cc and silicone or saline, over or under?
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. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018

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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #738 on: February 23, 2018, 10:04:19 pm »
Rachel
   I have a consult with a Dr. Basner in Baltimore soon. (Also with Dr. Cooley's office for hair.) My thought is silicone gel under the muscle.  I knew of three people very happy with him. Not sure about high or low profile or size yet. My understanding is that these are textured and not round. Will see. I have a prescription from Dr. McGinn for the progesterone cream. Cann't believe they really are sore once again. The main idea is to increase nipple size to a more naturally feminine size. This is a big thing for me.
   Greg threw the basketball and hit my nose. Now I can't go to the prom!
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Re: GCS with McGinn (After so many years waiting)
« Reply #739 on: February 26, 2018, 11:09:03 am »
First post op appointment went well. Dr. McGinn showed me that I currently have both labia minor and major, along with 5.2" depth.  Was able to use the facilities before leaving the office as well.

I'm just happy the dreaded tree-stump-packing and cursed catheter are out.

I feel like a new girl!

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