Too many people think transitioning, hormones and surgery are a magic wand that make everything better. We don’t speak about post-op depression enough. We don’t speak about the intersectionality between being trans and mental health enough, because of the stigma surrounding both. “Be gentle. You are meeting parts of yourself you have been at war with.”
I’m almost a month post top-surgery, and 18 months on testosterone today. And, in two days’ time being admitted to hospital for my mental health breakdown and complete inability to do the necessary self-care necessary for post-op healing.
Here is the promised video about my psych admission.