Thursday, November 7, 2019

My Facial Feminizaion Surgery - Three Months Later

So, the other day, someone commented on my Instagram photo and said "Your FFS was totally worth it!" Though I didn't respond, my first thought was bitch, you don't know what I went through. I'm the one who spent months putting together paperwork and building a legal case against my insurance company. I'm the one who looked like a bruised, swollen freak for a month. I'm the one who can't whistle as well as once I could! How do you know whether all that was worth it?

Was it all worth it? That's the question. Now that I'm out of the woods on paperwork, and mostly out of the woods on healing, I think I can say it was worth it. When I look at some of my new pics, I have trouble even believing that they're me. It makes me super happy. I think I find myself passing more easily in public and that makes me super happy too. 

Sure, I won't be entering any big whistling competitions any time soon. And while it makes me sad to lose that coveted crimson sash to Bertha "Whistlee" Butler, I am going to have sit out Salzburg this year. But I'm comin' for you next year, Bertha! Still, I'm happy. So I guess maybe it was worth it. 

If you came for thoughtful content and not just a bunch of photos, I'm sorry. I can't help you. This is just gonna be a bunch of photos. I'll be more thoughtful soon.

In the meantime, here are some more pictures that I can't believe are of me!



  1. And... spent at least 20 minutes trying to figure out if it was me who said something insensitive. I... don't it was.

  2. I think you look fabulous, Faith, but so sad to hear of your struggle with the almighty insurance gods:( No one should have to be put through such torture for any surgical procedure. Be very proud of your accomplishments!

  3. I was not sure what to expect from the title, but your collection of photos were revealing and tasteful. A pleasure to behold. Thank you. So sorry for the insurance blockade. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season.

  4. So, for those following national headlines, Faith was NOT the whistle-blower. How could she be!?

    You look great! Congrats!

  5. So, for those following national headlines, this confirms Faith is NOT the whistle-blower.

    Congrats, you look great!

    1. Who said anything about me being the whistle blower? Ha ha. What a silly idea. Ha ha. Of course I was not. Yes, that's the ticket.

  6. I've read through about your battle with insurance with increasing anger and concern. Here in the UK the government (Ha!) seem determined to dismantle the NHS in favour of the US model.

    However I will leave it at that and just say you look beautiful and I'll be happy if my results are half yours (ridiculous comparison to make I know). Having had multiple operations I think 3 in a year is too much. Minor stuff could be bearable but what you're thinking about isn't minor! I had to have two majors four months apart and it took forever to recover from the second. Five months later number three nearly killed me several times by both physical and mental methods. I really wouldn't recommend it.