The ultimate show of family support for gender affirmation surgery.
And other adventures in gender-affirmation surgery.
The process is painful, scary, expensive, and time-consuming. And he'd do it all over again if he had to.
"Once I was numb from the Novocain and the continual sight of my own blood, I had no problem handing him instruments, applying pressure with gauze, or holding my would-be shaft at a certain angle while he stitched, cut, or cauterized."