As of today, I’m 7 days post-op and though I’m still sore, I can’t express how happy I am now.
I had my surgery on the 12th of November 2015 at the St John of God Hospital in Subiaco. Dr Timothy Hewitt did my procedure and I was admitted for 2 nights. It was only supposed to be 1 night but I fainted on the first night and there was an unexpected amount of fluid built up in my chest so I had to stay an extra night.
I have nothing but compliments to the staff at the hospital, they were all very friendly and respectful when it came to addressing me with the proper pronouns (even though my legal documents listed me as female).
I’m currently wearing a compression vest, I have to keep this on at all times (only taken off to shower) for a minimum of 2 weeks. So I’ve just been recuperating at home, binge watching Netflix and bored out of my mind – so I’ve been posting random updates on Snapchat (my user name is rkodoku) add me and be entertained! Feel free to just say hi 🙂
Although I did not raise the amount needed, I still managed to pay for the surgery by charging it to my credit card. So I’ll be keeping my Gofundme account running for a bit longer.
I’ve also added 2 reward levels in the Gofundme campaign.
Contribute $5 and I’ll send you a virtual high 5!
Binder Sponsor x 4
Contribute $23 and you will cover the postage costs to send a binder to someone in need. There’s 4 spots available – make someone’s day 🙂
Which brings me to the 2nd part of this post :
RyudiculousRants Binder Giveaway!
Now that I’ve had my surgery, I no longer need my binders. So I’ve decided to give them to other transmen/butches/queers in need.
I’ve got 4 half binders to giveaway. They’re all a size small (please ensure this is your right size before participating, email me if you have any questions) and are adjustable as there’s velcro on one size. There’s 2 black and 2 whites.
Now for the rules:
- Please only participate if you cannot afford to get your own binder and/or you can’t purchase one due to your family being against you owning/wearing one
- On Instagram, follow @ryudiculous and @ftmmotivation
- Repost the following promo picture with the hashtag #ryudiculousrants (ensure your page is public or else I can’t view your entry)
If you are not out yet and can’t repost the promo picture on your account, or if you don’t have an Instagram account or have a private page but would still like to participate, send me an email telling me why you should get a binder. You can email me via the form below.
I will pick and announce 4 winners on the 1st of December 2015.