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!
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”