From an early age, I have been a curious bloke with the question “how does that work?” never far from my thoughts. In more recent years that curiosity leads me at some point every day to a question about how do I work and my present adventure is very fertile ground on both a physical and a psychological level.
In dealing with the pending penectomy and its relationship with my self image, I posed myself the question “how would I feel if it was a finger amputation?”. This put the whole matter in a better, more healthy, less psycho traumatic context. The inclusion of a picture of said penis in this blog is a product of that thought process and it has worked for me. It has helped to change my attitude by disassociating me from it. Mind you, I have never been like many of my male cohort, and in love with my dong. It has always been a part of me, not the essence of me. Anyway, the exercise made the whole idea more about mending something, rather than destroying something. And besides, how can I have a before and after without having a before?