I’m A Nurse Who Cares For Gender Surgery Patients. Here’s Why I Love It So Much. “It’s terribly lonely to have people know you as an incomplete or incorrect version of yourself.”

When my groggy patients open their eyes for the first time after surgery, I say, “Congratulations! Want to see?” I gently pull back the covers to reveal their new and appropriate parts and they well up with tears and then I well up with tears and we celebrate with morphine, because gender confirmation surgery hurts. As they nod back off I pat their hand and walk away, thinking, Goodnight, little bunny.

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