Been a while since I updated again, but nothing terribly significant has been going on, recovery-wise. Our dryer was broken the week before last, so I ran out of clean skirts. I was able to wear pants without too much discomfort, so that was good news. My dilation continues apace. Every now and then I miss a session, but I get in at least two sessions each day. The only ill effects from going a day or two at two sessions instead of three is that dilation gets more painful as some narrowing occurs, but I don’t lose any depth, so that’s more good news. Today my fiancee’s therapist asked me to sit in with one of her clients (with the client’s permission) to consult with them about their possible gender issues. This is huge because I love to help people and this is a great chance to really help someone, and because it’ll get me out of the house for a little while, and the bonus is that she’s going to pay me as a consultant.
This last bit is TMI using anatomical terms, so I’m putting it below the fold.I’ve had stabbing and scratching pains around my clitoral hood since I got home. Exploring things a bit I found that the ends of stitches, done with very stiff thread that almost looks like thick nylon fishing line, were jabbing into me. After a couple of weeks I finally got fed up with this and decided to try tugging at the ends that were causing problems. I pulled out a thread that was about 2.5 inches. It slid out easily, without the pain I felt when I tugged on the other threads. I also pulled a piece that was about a half inch long. Since then I’ve been healing up, and while there was a little blood, there has been no more scratching, very little jabbing from the threads that are still anchored in me, and the pain is gradually going away.