-Kayla Brumfield, a commenter on some petition for Stewart/Colbert to reject transphobia.
That last sentence is really important.
Laverne Cox, “Black, LGBT, American.”
so when we finally have that conversation about the violence trans* and genderqueer Black folks face in meatspace AND online and how much of it is led or at least facilitated by other Black folks………..you know, that conversation we’re gonna have *real* soon…….*patiently waits*
i have seen several instances where a trans man was forced to carry a pregnancy to term and they were harassed by the media and had people digging into their private lives trying to sensationalize them and finding out their birth names and publishing stories misgendering them and making thme out to be some kind of freak of nature and there are so many other issues trans* and genderescent and nonbinary people face regarding pregancy and reproductive health that are exclusive to them and are not shared by cisgender women and im just so fucking frustrated like by excluding people who are not cis women from discussions regarding reproductive rights you are not only invalidating our lives and identities by reducing gender to genitals you are also not allowing us to be a part of these discussions when we desperately need to be included
- No aspirin before surgery - it’ll make brusing and swelling worse.
- Especially before surgery, take shark cartilage, which helps with leukocyte formation, to fight infection.
- Especially before surgery, take vitamin C 1000 mg w/ bioflavanoids and rutin for tissue integrity.
- Especially before surgery, take vitamin E - only the natural stuff (the synthetic thins the blood) and not more than your surgeon recommends - taking too much can cause your scars to keloid (those thick, rope-like scars that stick out).
- Especially before and immediately after surgery, eat a nutritious, high-protein diet.
- Take button-down pyjamas and button-down shirts with you. You may not be able to get clothing up over your head after surgery, and you don’t want to be raising your arms like that for a while after surgery anyway - keep your elbows below shoulder height for at least a few weeks.