eight-month post-op top surgery looks like this:
i work out about four or five times a week. i have trouble with my lower back/hips and have been trying to run, but it's been a struggle. i mostly weight lift and do strengthening exercises, alternating days between my upper body and abs. i've been feeling good though and feel as if i am getting the results i had hoped for.
i have decided to get a revision on my chest and already have it scheduled for the beginning of august. i know my chest looks good as it is right now, but i would feel less conscious of my chest with the revision. my surgeon, dr. beverly fischer, will be resizing my oddly-shaped areolas and taking out some extra tissue left from the initial surgery. i am looking forward to getting my chest as close to "perfect" as it can be.
i went to my doctor's office yesterday to get an ekg in preparation for surgery (it is required by my doctor as part of the pre-surgery screening process). the woman who administered the ekg was the same woman who did the ekg i had for my initial surgery. she asked me why i was getting an ekg and i explained my background to her and then she said she remembered me from the last time. she said she had barely recognized me, that i was looking good and that my chest looked great. so that was pretty awesome - thanks ekg woman, you totally made my morning (if only i could remember your name!)!
i also went to the social security office to change the gender associated with my social security number. i must say that it was the least painful name/sex changing process i have undergone with a government office. i had to fill out the SS-5 form, show my driver's license and my letter from surgery and i was all set. i wasn't hassled or questioned and was in and out of the office in ten minutes. the only document i have left to change anything on is my birth certificate, which i have to change my sex on. this will have to be further down the road because new york state requires a hysterectomy in order to change the sex from female to male on a birth certificate and hysterectomies are way too expensive.
i think that's it.