The Way Things Are— It Costs $$$$$$ To Be Trans/Self-Made Man/I Miss Medicaid lol
It’s not classicist to acknowledge the truth—
Depending on your situation
You can have top surgery for
Very, very little money
(Compared to the quotes I see online)
Mine was $1,680
Which is, honestly, just the remainder of my deductible.
If I had already met my deductible it would have been
Less than that.
Since I had so much money saved up
I decided to also have $2k worth of liposuction.
My surgeon used it as a tool
To help shape and get rid of what was basically just
Side boob and bra shit.
This is clearly a privilege— however
You can only have top surgery done once, if
You’re trying to avoid repeat surgeries—
If you’re concerned about complications, extra scarring.
It’s worth it to have the two operations done at once if recommended by the surgeon.
As things are now—
You have to have $$$$$$$$
To be trans.
It’s fucking expensive.
I was on Medicaid before recently and
Was making very little money during the pandemic —
Every vial of testosterone
Hurt my wallet brain.
Thank god for Medicaid— it covered it
However if you make enough money
You get kicked off easily
Which sucks, but makes sense.
Now that I have my own private insurance—
I spend way, way too much money on being trans.
The Medicaid days were glorious.
Free t free needles endless free endo appointments.
Now it’s like— eh
I dunno about this.
Why did I wait to have top surgery ?
For one, my surgeon cancelled on me
Due to my BMI
Secondly I really, really
Couldn’t afford it.
I found a surgeon who took
That brought the figures
Down into a reasonable range, for me
And my finances— I was able to pay it off
Immediately instead of financing it over months.
I understand that people crowd fund
I understand that for some—
That is successful
I just couldn’t bring myself to do that—
I knew that it would be too much for me
To feel as if everyone contributed
Too much pressure on
Some nerve I can’t explain.
I wanted to be a self-made man
Anyway it costs way too much $$$$$$ to be trans
Way too much if you ask me
Mostly because I know
How bleak it looks
From the perspective of someone
Who can’t afford shit. Who has no hope
No chance of affording any of it.
To that person I say—
Get your ass some Medicaid.
Also— crowd fund for top surgery
Over charge them so you have enough
Or if you want—
HMU and I can give you tips
On how to get a job that helps pay for shit
Like top surgery.
Lmao speaking of which—
Time to go pick up some gel I get to try
Now that my deductible is met…!