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Every Time I Look at My Son...

April 11, 2009

Dear Walt,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on SRS.

I underwent surgery about 10 years ago. Like you, I was convinced it was the right thing to do - regrettably, it was not.

The price I paid was dear; I hurt the ones I loved the most - my children, my siblings, my parents, and my partner.

By all appearances I am a 'success' story. I have a good job as a high school teacher, I live stealth, have had a fairly active love life etc., but none of this can ever make up for the pain and guilt I feel every day of my life. 

As accepting as my son has been, every time I look at him I see the hurt in his eyes. I can feel his sense of loss over his father, and it tears at my very soul.

Believe it it or not, I have even gone to a therapist and a several surgeons - with little success. I just get told it's a normal part of the 'adjustment phase' (an awfully long phase!!!). They say, "You make a nice woman - be happy!" But I'm not happy!

I am wondering if you know of any surgeon that will remove my breast implants. I really would like to start living as a man again.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kindest Regards, 
(name withheld)