Dorothy Colleen's blog

worried about the surgery

I heard from a friend in my local trans support group who had SRS, and she's struggling with an infection, but otherwise okay. But what struck me was the comment from her wife saying such complications are one reason why a person shouldnt be alone going through the surgery.

Unfortunately, unlike my friend, I don't have a significant other to take care of me post-op, and reading about her experience made me feel pretty blech.

Ah, well.

a couple of nice moments

Well, I had a couple of nice moments over the last couple of days. First, My mom and I were talking about an aunt who wants to change her name, and mom groused about it feeling like she was talking about a stranger. I said that it was about respecting her choice, just like calling me "Dorothy" is. She said, "But Dorothy suits you."

 

I thought that was kinda cool.

 

Then, at work last night, a co-worker and I were discussing the difference between "tolerance" and "acceptance", when I said most people at work probably just tolerate me. She said, "I accept you." I said, "Can you see me as a woman, full stop?" "Yes", she said, "That's how I see you."

 

One of these days, I'm going to stop being surprirsed when stuff like this happens, but for now, I just want to relish in it.