Please, check it out yourself before you do likewise. We've written several articles with transgendered sources about the horrible bullshit they have to put up with and the less obvious realities of their lives, hopefully to start to counteract the education we were all given on the subject by Jim Carrey movies. I close my eyes for what feels like several hours, only to find it's been five minutes, but I get through the night. This is the most awful, most expensive, most painful, most disruptive thing you could ever do. My emotions may be stronger, but I'm more in touch with them as well. So, needless to say, my life as a woman is not an ultimate turn-on. Another possibility is that access to gender-affirming hormone prescriptions early in life led to enhanced psychological functioning and, therefore, more advanced subsequent educational attainment. With time passing so slowly, the prospect of his company keeps me going: It consumes my conversations as it inches closer. I was fortunate that the web didn't exist then - there are too damn many cheerleaders ready to reassure themselves of their own decision by parading their "successful" surgeries and encouraging others. This problem is familiar to anyone who looked at Dustin Hoffman's depiction of a woman Tootsie. Unfortunately for Brenda, the outcome was far from happy. Don't do it unless there is no other alternative.