The ultimate show of family support for gender affirmation surgery.
"I am indeed a victim... of a society and health care system."
And other adventures in gender-affirmation surgery.
Because even with insurance coverage, the out-of-pocket costs can total in the thousands.
"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."