In a viral TikTok video, four biological males reveal their devastating experiences with sex reassignment surgery and the emotional and physical challenges they have faced as a result. These transgender people, now identifying as women, discuss that initially the surgeries brought happiness, but the constant issues and complications, such as infections and difficulty with dilation, took a toll on their well-being. They expressed regret, questioning if the surgery was worth the ongoing struggles.
The four men share the physical pain they endured, including difficulties with urination and the need for additional procedures and stitches. They recall moments of excruciating pain, feeling like they were never going to heal. The video highlights the emotional distress these men experienced, including depression and the realization that they can never revert back to their previous gender. They emphasize the importance of addressing problems early on rather than denying them, urging others to seek help and avoid making the same mistakes.
Read the full transcript of the video here:
It has been a decade since my sex reassignment surgery.
I had my SRS ten years ago.
It’s been almost four years since I had the first stage of my vaginoplasty.
I had my second SRS revision surgery.
I am getting a second surgery.
After my surgery, I was just in such a dark place, I didn’t really want to talk about it. I didn’t really want to have to go back into it and feel all those feelings over again.
I had a few complications, bleedings, infections.
I’ve had complications and I’ve had a hard time.
I did have some complications and I did have some concerns that not everybody deals with.
I thought it would make me happier and initially it did. Was that worth the constant issues? I’ve had? The dilation I have to do for the rest of my life.
I’m having the worst time with dilation.
I was experiencing a little bit of dehiscence, which is basically when you are so swollen that the sutures that they put start to rip open. It was as bad as it sounds.
I had trouble urinating. I kind of walked around with it for a year before I seeked help.
The reason I’m dilating twice a day is because if I miss once, it is so painful, I like dread it so much because it’s so painful.
I went to dilate again that night. And I think I moved a stitch. I don’t know what happened, but something happened and I was in excruciating pain. It felt like literally somebody had like shot me or stabbed me or burned me or something down there.
I had to dilate and I had to try to open my urethra up. And it was just like, Yeah, I’m going to start crying.
I was bleeding every time. I literally was going to pass out. I threw up because I had so much pain.
I remember like bawling my eyes out saying like, What did I do? Like, what did I do to myself? I f***ed to myself I was never going to heal from that.
My body is constantly trying to heal after surgery. Since he considers it to be an open wound.
I mean, what can I do except go and have another revision?
I remember starting to cry in the surgeon’s office because I was like, I’m depressed. I’m in school. It’s painful. Like, it’s just it’s a lot.
The issues I had very early on should have been indications to me that I should not have done this, but I hated my male self so much that I need to. And now there’s no way to go back.
You can never go back.
When you get a surgery. It’s not always going to go well.
If I had known about the irreversible physical damage I caused my body, then I would have never done any of this.
It’s very much a commitment for a life. You’re going to have to rely on doctors for the rest of your life.
Don’t be like me and deny problems until it’s too late. Rather address them so you can be happier and live a healthier life.