That being of course the "I would if I could, but I can't!"
By this Miz Know It All is of course referring to the 101 reasons touted over and over and over again why all those poor sufferers in Jenderville must get their rights as women right now, cause they simply cannot ever get surgery!!
Oh but where angels fear to tread, Miz Know It All will stout heartedly go! So if you are ready campers. Lets debunk the whole "I can't myth" shall we?
Starting with, "It's too expensive!"
Really? If you had cancer and were going to die from it, you simply could not find the funds no matter what? Wow! Really sucks to be you doesn't it! Oh! I see! That is an entirely different situation! Umm hummm... and how might it be different may I ask? I mean the prevailing reason given for everyone out there doing this is that you simply must transition! Because if you do not transition then you will most certainly die by your hand. Worse, you will die oh so soon! Well now! Dead is dead in my book! Doesn't really matter if you are hit by a train, hit by lighting, eaten by wolverines or you eat yourself! Dead is still dead isn't it?
So then if you simply MUST transition to being a woman or most certainly die, then surgery is also a must do! N'est-ce pas? Yep, it most certainly has to be, because while I do so hate to be the bearer of bad news, females simply do not have peckers! Nope! Really! They don't! Those cross dressing guys are welcome to play The Emperor's New Clothes all they like and jolly good for them, but if there's still a pecker in them thar panties, that means the bearer of said pecker is still a male! So if it must be woman or die... Then surgery it is!
Anyway. Miz Know It All is a wise woman and she knows her readers are smart as tacks too! So we will simply go with the assumption everyone here understands this most basic of concepts and move on to the how the heck do you get the money? Which after all is a far more mysterious concept!
So what is the first thing you are going to get this seemingly mind numbing sum of money? You do what your Grand Parents or Great Grand Parents did back in the depression. You cut your expenses! If something is not directly related to your basic survival then out it goes! Cable TV? Poof! Gone! High Speed Internet! Bye Bye! Coffee at Starbucks? Gone! Pre-prepared foods of any sort? Way gone! Eating out? You gotta be kidding! That is soooo Gone! MKIA says! "Get thee a cook book!" Best part is when you are done transition you will also be a pretty darn good and VERY creative cook!
Alcohol of any form? Too bad, it's Gone! Drugs? Really? That is sooo Gone! Cell service other than the most basic you have to survive? It is also Gone! Car payment? Really? Car payments? If you can afford that nice a car, then you are certainly not trying too hard to get this done are you? Sell that mill stone round your neck like yesterday, and if you simply must have a car to get to work then, get thee a klunker! Cars can be had for a grand or less and when these cheap but dying dinosaurs pass on. You simply pull the tags and get another! Bada Boom, Baba Bing!
House payment? If you got one of these, then get your lazy ass the hell right outta here! You're wasting my time and your's kevetching about not having any money! You are sitting in your surgery, so STFU!! Apartment? Well now! That's more like it! About that one, you are going start looking here and now to totally re-think things housing wise, which may mean looking even on the worst side of town till you can find what has to be the cheapest apartment or even a house possible with as many rooms as possible, then you are going to get yourself some roomers! Shazam! You just turned what was a monthly expense into monthly income! So is it going to be lots and lots O' fun to not have your own space? Heck no! It will bite ass big time, but it doesn't matter does it because this is to save your life remember and that is one heck of a BIG chunk of money!
Doing all the above in two years time will return a breathtakingly amazing sum of money but it is not going to be enough by itself to get you to where you want to be! That is unless you have it in you to save for say five years, but the clock is ticking here and you are going to take your own life so soon remember? This means you have to have more income and like now!
This means extra work doesn't it? Go out young woman, and get thee a night job at 7-11... or Walmart, or any grocery store, big box store, etc etc etc, ETC! There will be plenty of time to sleep later when your life is not in eminent jeopardy! As long as you can find the time for six to eight hours sleep, even if it is broken up into smaller chunks, it still leaves you 16 hours a day, seven days a week to make money! But these jobs don't pay squat. right? Not worth the time it takes to do em?
OK, Lets look at the 7-11 night clerk job shall we?
Say you work 20 hrs a week, (leaves you time for a third job doesn't it) paying no more than minimum wage. That's a whole $7.25 an hour x 20 = $145.00 a week. Certainly nothing to write home about, but this is your second job right? So times that by all 52 weeks What you want a vacation? No way in hell Missy! This is your life at risk remember! That means you will have $7, 540 minimum at the end of the year before taxes! So lets assume that will take $1,000, it's not going to but lets be generous here! That still leaves you with a net of $6,000! Minimum!This by the way is half the cost of the best SRS surgery in Thailand, or if you are willing to take a bit more of a risk.. nearly the entire sum needed at one of the lesser known docs there!
Wait a second! You are saying that inside of a year you can have the money for SRS just by working a second job? Yep! And if you add in the savings you got from cutting expenses to the bone, you should have the airfare and miscellaneous expenses too! If you want to extend this second job to two years, then you have over $12,000 cash in hand and the savings from cutting expenses to the bone should equal at least half that again! So we are talking a minimum, repeat MINIMUM of $16,000... You can get a lot of SRS pretty much anywhere for that much money!
But! You say you gotta have an FFS too, and what of a BA? Everyone knows that any woman worth her salt has those amazingly huge ta-tas, and besides! You just cannot seem to get any work where you are, much less a freaking second job!
No worries! Just leave it to Miz Know It All to have "The Answers!"
Campers! What you need to do is consider The Exciting World of Long Haul Trucking!Yep! You are going to embark on what is going to be one l-o-n-g and VERY profitable road trip! First you sell everything you own other than some clothes! You then start calling round, and inside of two weeks, I guarantee that no matter how badly you pass as female, barring any DUI's, felony arrest records, or rampant drug usage, you are going to be at a trucking school which will be paid for in advance by your new employer!
Once you have finished your two or three weeks of schooling, it is time for your on the road training, which is going to be another three weeks to a month WITH PAY, after which you will be given your own truck! Which by the way, and this is the really great part of this for making money for surgery! This truck is also going to be your Brand New Home! That's right! You will have a roof over your head for as long as you want it FREE OF CHARGE! That first year alone will find you bringing in close to $40.000... That's right, and with almost no expenses! Forty Thousand Dollars! Even deducting for the cost of your school and your VERY meager living expenses... again expenses are the most bare bones possible which means you WILL be eating ALL your meals from a hot pot or toaster oven in the truck. You can expect to have in your hot little hand at the end of the year, at least $20,000.00 to $30,000.00! Twenty to Thirty Thousand dollars in your first year alone! Times that by two years and assuming no raises, which is not going to be the case at all! You're at at least $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 richer! Times three years... wow that is now at least $60,000.00 at the minimum! SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! That M'Dear is nothing to sneeze at in my book! If you were to go to one of the best doctors in the world, say Suporn for example, that would give you the full works, SRS BA FFS, along with airfare and living expenses for at least three months... and still leave you close to $12,000 to start a new life!
We are talking three years of hard work and mean living in exchange for the rest of your life! That sounds like one hell of a bargain to me!
Oh but the money isn't the only reason, "you can't!" You can't because of all these dire medical problems you have that are all absolute contraindications to any surgery! Oh I see.. and those would be what exactly? Oh? You don't know right off the bat but you know they are dire! Well as usual, Miz Know It All knows the right answer!
The primary contraindications for SRS are,
- Poorly controlled diabetes.
- Severe hypertension.
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Infection ~with~ HIV.
And of course... severe mental illness.
These are (with the exception of being barking mad) major life threats and they need to be dealt with ASAP, or your getting SRS or not isn't really going to matter is it? So cold as it may be, this one kinda sorta takes care of itself doesn't it... Oh and for the record... THESE ARE NOT ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS! They are simply factors which should be dealt with before an voluntary surgery, but that said, you can still find doctors out there willing to take the risk if it is important enough for you to risk it as well! Miz Know It All remembers one brave sister who dying of cancer, and knowing that the surgery would shorten her life, that is if she even survived the surgery itself, still had an SRS because it really was that important to her... Oh and for the record she survived the surgery but it did shorten her life by at least half of her remaining days, but she was completely happy with her decision! She died a female!
So ! Given that Transsexuals occur at a rate of one in 36,000, (that's one in thirty six thousand) births, the chances that you would you would have it and one of these other conditions is very unlikely isn't it! Far far less than your chances of getting hit by a meteor for example! Not impossible mind you, but the occurrence would be so amazingly rare that it sorta begs the argument doesn't it?
So there ya go! The money can be had if one is simply willing to become creative and to sacrifice to get it...and there really are pretty darn few reasons one cannot have the surgery medically... Now that you know the truth of it? May I ask the $64,000.00 Question?
What really is holding YOU back?