Tangled Web

Deceptions of a transgender guy

On the stretcher wounded soldier by Marc Chagall, 1914

One week post top surgery


Yesterday I visited the surgeon to have the tape and dressing removed. I’m still swollen and look like Puff the Magic Dragon, showing my support for Pride Month, sporting all-colors-of-the-rainbow bruises!

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon

For the first time I could see my new nipples and they look great! Now it is just a case of keeping them and the incisions clean and dressed and let my body do the rest.

I see B stare at my chest sometimes and when I catch her eye, she smiles and shakes her head in disbelief. I guess for both of us it will take a while to adjust. For now, the magic has come true, but

“A dragon lives forever
But not so, little boys
Painted wings and giants’s rings
Make way for other toys”

I still have to face reality and the harsh, grown-up world out there and, as I am not planning on coming out a second time, I will keep on weaving my Tangled Web of deception. I have peace in my mind about who I am. Bedamn the world.

“Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Bernard Baruch”


Author: Kris

Hi! I'm Kris. I live in South Africa with my life partner of 27+ years, whom I call B or Madam in my posts. We have a Pug dog child, Remi, also known as Pooch, who has graced and enriched our lives for the past 12 years.

3 thoughts on “One week post top surgery

  1. P.S. ‘Puff’ was one of my favourite songs when I was a kid. It proved that dragons (and a better life) existed. If it was in a song, it must be true. 🙂 I think that even way back then I knew I would be a SF writer.


  2. ‘Bedamn the world.’ … yep, it’s only a single layer of the wonderfulness of the rest of reality around us.

    Congratulations on your journey’s end, at least this part of it! 😀

    Think I’ll stick around and see what happens next


    • You are welcome to hop aboard for the ride! Thanks for the wishes too! Dragons – what’s not to love about them? I’m a Terry Pratchett fan, so my real and fantasy worlds often get mixed up. Makes living in my mind so much more interesting, which as a writer, I’m sure you will agree. (English is my second language, so please forgive my trespassing any grammar rules) 🙂