Just an emotional little update about being 60 Days Post Op & nowhere near healed yet. This is a sad, raw one, so watch only if you wanna empathize hard.
I have a smiley video coming soon about Armpits but am going to take some serious time to rest. After filming this I spent the night in the ER with my friend who has kidney stones, came home and finished editing this. I’m doing OK, I have an indomitable spirit, I had a great time in Chicago and seeing my friends, just very tired and need to rest emotionally and physically.
More soon friends, just another hurdle, a last insult. I wrote this on Facebook to my closest friends, so I should share it hear as well, as the folks reading this are the people that matter most to me ❤
Coming back from Chicago/Milwaukee, feeling good but very tired.
As some of you know I had a orchiectomy 60 days ago. Generally it’s healed up in a couple weeks but due to a complication during surgery that caused a hematoma situation, I am still healing and fairly weak.
I should be 100% healed up in about a month and start to be able to enjoy my new body, but I will emphatically say the last 60 days have been very difficult on me. No regrets and the issues are temporary, but I never had an easy transition and this feels like the final suckerpunch of the whole thing.
I look incredible and i’m mostly feeling great. I was always waiting for a happy ending to write the Story of My Life, and now that I’m much clearer and healthier and finally basically finished with my transition, I’m finally at the place I want to be & can start telling my story. I’ve been working on a Sedaris/Shepherd Style Memoir & I’ve got over 1200 blog posts over the last 16 years, there’s probably a book in there somewhere.
Thanks for the support friends for the last like 18 years of me being Riley, and to those who knew I was Riley before I even did. I’ve spent more of my life authentically than I have not and I couldn’t have done it without such supportive, kind friends.
Be well, life is full of challenges and I’ve overcome them all, thanks for cheering me on and for all the love & support.
And I see Built to Spill in a couple weeks!!!! Life really is a Joyride