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So I just talked with an intake person at my GCS Surgeon’s office. 2 years of experience is what this one has, however, he studied in Belgium at Gent University. Dr. Nicholas Kim at the U of MN. Anybody ever heard of him? Apparently Gent is a great place for bottom surgery experience. My insurance covers this guy and another guy at the Mayo. Since people do it here, my insurance won’t allow me to appeal and go to another state or country for a much more experienced surgeon. I met another trans woman locally who went to Brassard in Montreal. She was the 1% statistic of complications with him. Permanent nerve damage, she has to sit on a cushion the rest of her life. At 43 years old and the able-bodied person in my marriage I’m having difficulties deciding if I should risk that and have my GCS. This all seems incredibly rigged against my success. This is the decision on my mind lately. Of course while I think about this I also have to talk to therapists to get my letters so that I even have the right to think about this decision. It’s a lot of pressure. Is anybody else at this stage in their transition or have been there? **Disclaimer: I know nobody can make this decision for me.
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