corrvin: bicolor cat, text "I would like an army of killer robots with laserbeams" (Chisa)
In my everyday life, I come from the island of "Having a penis doesn't mean you have to be a boy, and having a vulva doesn't mean you have to be a girl. You get to decide if you're a he, a she, or a they."

And here I am somehow on the cruise ship of "You are still a fantastically feminine woman1 who is having her uterus removed."

I don't know how I got here, I don't know how to get back, and oh my fuck am I seasick.


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1No I am fucking well not. Nor am I anyone's sister.

Date: 2017-05-07 03:14 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] bikergeek
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The ship will dock back at your home island eventually. Meanwhile, check the events board--I'm sure the cruise director has arranged an onboard event for your kinda folks, probably in some out of the way lounge aboard ship somewhere, you just have to find it.

(just trying to torture the metaphor until it confesses)

Date: 2017-05-08 04:49 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
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I was August.

I am so, so, *so* happy.

In case it helps, this is my experience: http://azurelunatic.dreamwidth.org/7626994.html
Edited Date: 2017-05-08 05:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-08 06:04 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
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I'm glad it was interesting! But it's probably better for a medical procedure to be very, very boring. I did dumbfound my surgeon when I asked about my hobby of trollhugging large men. I'm happy to say that by about 3.5 months, I was able to pick my friend up and swing him around in a circle.

The http://lgbt.technology group has a number of genderqueer/non-binary spaces, and some trans-medical spaces, which are genderqueer-inclusive. The group swings more toward transgender women, but there are a reasonable number of non-binary folk.

The abdominal-surgery-specific advice that I didn't wind up using was to clutch a pillow against my belly for anything that might be disturbing -- mine did not involve endometriosis or any bowel shenanigans, and they were mostly in and out, but apparently the pillow trick is good if there is more extensive disturbance.

Date: 2017-05-10 05:24 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
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Hooray for Ravelry! I really need to start being more active there again.

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