About This Blog

Me
I am a man who was born female-bodied. In most circles this makes me a transsexual, FTM, F2M, or a trans-guy.

Ask me, I’m just a guy with a physical birth defect.

I have spent time (and money) with therapists and multiple medical doctors, all of whom adhered to the Standards of Care in their current form. I have had chest reconstruction surgery and I take hormone replacement therapy (testosterone) under the direction and care of my doctor.

My genital-urological (“bottom”) surgery was performed by Miroslav L. Djordjevic, MD on 27 October 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Blog
This blog will cover the period immediately before genital-urological surgery and the time after surgery throughout my recovery. The surgery takes 4 to 5 hours and the procedures included were:

metoidioplasty
colpocleisis (vaginal closure)
scrotoplasty with testicular implants
urethral lengthening

You can look here for more information about the surgical team and procedures, including metoidioplasty.

I had a hysterectomy and oophorectomy several years prior so these procedures were not performed in Belgrade. Remembering my recovery from those (performed with abdominal incision), I can easily imagine that having them in conjunction (as many guys do) with those procedures I listed above may very well prolong the healing process and a return to normal activities.

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The purpose of this blog is to provide information for other guys who are considering or planning to have a metoidioplasty. There are some great support groups out there which provide a lot of information. However, to my knowledge there are only a few blogs or sites where guys have documented their metoidioplasty surgery and recovery, much less their experiences while doing so in Belgrade. Those few were very helpful to me – the more I know about what I might expect, the more comfortable I am. I hope this blog will be as helpful to others.

If you have questions I don’t cover just let me know and I’ll answer as many as I can.

    NOTE: This blog is only about the metoidioplasty and related procedures. There is no personal information and little information outside of what is necessary. The blog is meant to be an informative aid for other trans-guys (this introvert’s way of trying to give back to the community).

    People have varying levels of pain tolerance and heal differently. My experience is mine – yours may or may not be the similar. Please search out experiences of others and read those too.

If you are aware of another blog or website with an account of similar procedures please send it to me and I’ll add the link so others can find it too.

Thanks

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  • Comments (7)
  1. Congrats on your upcoming surgery. I am not going to Miro but I am about to embark on a similar surgical journey so I definitely can relate.

  2. informative read
    kudos.. hope all goes well for you..

    Maty

    • Sheh
    • October 20th, 2010

    all the best dude..rooting for ya.

    • Aniee
    • March 7th, 2012

    Nice read, but i have a question, that are these all procedures safe for a completely biological born female , if she wants to turn into a male ..??
    or are these procedures only for trans people .??

    i am waiting for your reply

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