the surgeon should place the scars in the best possible position in relation to where your pecs are and the general contour of your chest. if you already have a tattoo there then you could discuss with the surgeon whether it would be possible to place the scars in a certain way, but you should prepare for the tattoo to end up looking distorted as the chest continues to settle into a new position for a while after healing. i would definitely say if you are thinking about getting a chest tattoo then to certainly wait until after surgery as you may regret getting it an it could ruin the tattoo.
hah thankyou! umm well i’m not gonna lie, alot of it is slight vanity, as i think i look sooo much better than i use to. i wasnt happy looking at those old pictures for a long time, but then as i’ve been on hormones longer, and had chest surgery and i’m feeling so much more confident and happy with myself, i like to compare new photos to old ones to make myself feel better and realise how far i’ve come :)
My therapist from the GIC rang me today to let me know that they have now sent off the letter to Mr Christopher and the lower surgery team in London for them to see me :) so now I just have to wait for them to contact me with a consultation date!
I always get copied in on all of the letters so I once I get mine, london should have their’s to. In theory I could ring them and set up a consult as soon as they get the letter rather than wait for them to contact me (as I’ve heard other guys did that), but since I’m waiting for a few other things to get settled and the timing is more important, I think I will just wait until they contact me, unless it takes months then I’ll ring up to check things and give them a nudge. We shall see how things go, but it’s so close now!
I seriously can’t believe the photos on the left, especially the first one, were ever me. The top left is the day I changed my name 9th may 2012, the bottom one is not long after (both pre t) and then the two on the right were taken in the last week. So roughly 22 months apart, and I’m now a week away from 17 months on testosterone.
Been a good few days!
Got my haircut which is always a good thing ha, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY..I received my copy of the letter from the psych I had my second opinion with! He gave me an amazing report and I went to my GIC for a group meeting today and checked that they got their copy as well and they do! I managed to have a quick word with my therpist and she said she will make sure to mention to the doctor on Monday for him to write the letter to the london surgery team asap! So I’m gonna ring up at the end of the week to check this occurs and then I just have to wait for the london team to get the letter and I can get a consultation, then first stage of surgery not too long after! It’s all starting to come together :D
I went back to gymnastics a few weeks ago properly for the first time since before top surgery. So I hadnt trained or even really worked out at all in about 9 months. Due to this, you can imagine my surprise when I could, by some miracle, do moves that I hadnt been able to easily do in about 7 years, back when I trained 5/6 days a week.
I don’t know if it is from mostly testosterone or just slightly, because my job is fairly physically demanding having to carry heavy boxes up and down many stairs multiple times a day, but I have suddenly aquired a whole lot more strength than I had when I last trained before top surgery. And it’s such a great feeling, along with the amazingness of being able to train in just a tshirt with no binder! :) looking forward to seeing what else I can still do over the coming weeks.
A friend wanted proof of my upstarts (the moves on bars) so I recorded them xD
i do indeed! there is a link to it in my sidebar but i forget that doesnt show up on mobile/app etc does it lol here is my main blog http://nowenterthelabyrinth.tumblr.com/
and thankyou :)