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Offline AnneK

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2018, 12:49:54 pm »
I'm a 65 year old male who has been thinking about SRS for many years.  I also was a  full cross dresser for a few years.  I wear a bra, pantyhose and nail polish daily because it just feels right.

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 02:48:46 pm »
Thanks Anne, I said record skip sound effect, but what I really wanted was a record scratch sound effect😀

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2018, 06:06:40 pm »
My daughter calls me a great doctor for putting a plaster on, or kissing her knee if she bangs it.  That doesn't mean I'm about offer major surgery.

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2018, 06:24:05 pm »
I'd start with a tiny vagina, say maybe an inch, somewhere like the arm. To test your scalpel and suturing skills...and you know....tolerance to pain?  ::)

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2018, 11:01:27 am »
I'd start with a tiny vagina, say maybe an inch, somewhere like the arm. To test your scalpel and suturing skills...and you know....tolerance to pain?  ::)

Sounds like we have the start of a new book:  "Suture Self - A Guide To Home Surgery"
Could be one of those "For Dummies" books.   ;)
I'm a 65 year old male who has been thinking about SRS for many years.  I also was a  full cross dresser for a few years.  I wear a bra, pantyhose and nail polish daily because it just feels right.

Started HRT April 17, 2019.

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2018, 11:22:52 am »
Sounds like we have the start of a new book:  "Suture Self - A Guide To Home Surgery"
Could be one of those "For Dummies" books.   ;)
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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2019, 03:00:20 am »
Before I discovered the possibility of SRS I actually considered doing it myself. I just wanted it all gone. My plan was to cut it off right outside of the Emergency Department and then hope that I could make it inside to get stitched up. I was very desperate, but then I found out that Financial Assistance was offered at the University! Since my income is below poverty level I was approved and finally, 9 months ago, I got a real Vaginoplasty from one of the best if not the best surgeon's in Transgender Care. Best wishes for your surgery hun. I did it on a dime and a prayer. So can you!

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2019, 04:58:09 am »
When I was young and really desperate I had planned to go into the hospital and into the toilets where I would cut out my testicles. The adrenaline would allow me enough time to get out into view and then faint. The hospital would have to look after you.
The only problem was I knew I would end up in the mental so I never did it :/
Now with my big ugly voice I kinda regret not following it through.
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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2019, 06:53:26 am »
Firstly, this not about attempting anything dangerous, only thinking about it.

When starting my transition, I had seen a great many photos of vaginoplasty, and a couple videos (on CD back then, as there was no internet yet). It had got me thinking. It did not look very complicated.  Knowing I'd probably never be able to afford the surgery (and so far, I've been right), I had actually given it a lot of consideration. I just wasn't sure I could tolerate the pain for that long, and "what would happen if I so much as nicked an artery?".

So, I chickened out. At least, after my orchiectomy, it does not feel as important as it once did.

Anybody else give it consideration?
Yes I definately thought about it. In my teens it took a degree of will to not go down that path. Reading autobiographies of transsexuals and the surgery options of the time (1980s) led me to better understanding of what being trans was.

 Romances with women moderated my feelings enough to not self harm.

 In my forties the dysphoria of having a misaligned gender drove me very close to being rid of my male parts.

 One night I lost a lot of blood and after a surgical repair was carried out I resolved to seek professional advice and get to the bottom of things.

 Professional advice, therapy and HRT resolved the self harm issue rapidly.

In the end my best guess is that WPATH surgery protocols will resolve the body dysphoria side of things but in the mean time Im glad of the way things worked out.

 Wanting to be rid of the male equipment is only part of the big picture of a misaligned gender for me.

 Good question Lady Sarah!

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2019, 07:27:55 am »
Yes. Ingram's method... but I didn't know the dilator dimensions required or where to source them.

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2019, 04:12:44 am »
Many years ago, when we did not have the knowledge base we had today, many of us did consider self mutilation as an alternative to suicide. Even today, many of us still attempt suicide, and some of us cross that line. This just goes to demonstrate the serious nature of our condition.

Thankfully today, we have a better understanding of what we need to do to resolve our dysphoria. We just need to remove or at least limit the financial barriers for proper surgery.



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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2019, 06:25:28 pm »
As a child, after learning that girls did not have penises, I did repeatedly consider what the effect of removing mine would be but I knew nothing of hijras, etc.  More recently, I did online research into DIY surgery and there are some fascinating photos out there of a DIY penectomy done in stages.  However, at some stages, the surgical intervention of a urologist was necessary anyway and the "patient" will probably need a catheter for the rest of his life (there was no mention of his being a trans woman).

Creating one's own vagina, however, almost beggars belief and I am not aware of anyone who has even attempted it.  With what would a DIY surgeon line the vagina?

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2019, 07:26:05 pm »
I thought about trying one of those really thick rubber bands used to castrate animals. I figured by the time I got to the hospital it would be too late to save them... Like Rachel_Christina though, I didn't want to end up in the nut house for trying to get rid mine.

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Re: Ever considered DIY vaginoplasty?
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2019, 10:37:06 pm »
I do have a trifle of surgical experience, but I never even dreamed about to even do my own orchi.  I would not even know how to bend enough to do some proper cutting and later suturing, leave alone not having an assistant to keep the bleeding under control, or a scrub nurse who would hand the proper instruments to me.  At that time we have not even talked about pain mitigation!