We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Shay Robertson FTM serves as a vessel to aid you on your journey of transformation.
Sally to Shay is a powerful account of one person's struggle to love themselves and find self worth. A traumatic early life could have led Sally to believe that happiness is something only experienced by others. But true love and happiness is worth working for, and finding new hope and support, ‘Sally’ spends months under the surgeon's knife to become his true self ‘Shay’.
Sally to Shay is a must read for individuals and families going through the same turmoil. Medical references and graphic surgical pictures are included for reference and self help. This book has been written to assist others on their journey, to help them understand necessary procedures, and for family and friends sharing the transition journey, to give them an insight into what it entails.
So sit back relax and read on... My Journey - Sally to Shay
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I have been asked to take part in various podcasts recently. Of course I was thrilled to participate. To help others in the trans community by talking to others, to give advise and support where I can is my main focus.
I know surgery procedures change with the times and different types of pumps and implants are being made but on the whole the process is much the same.
Waiting times for the GIC are constantly getting longer as more and more trans people search for help, which I appreciate can frustrate and cause intense dysphoria for some individuals of which I can empathize. Some are lucky enough to be able to bypass the NHS and go private but for the majority that is an impossibility. as it was for myself.
As I am involved with the gender clinics both private and the NHS I keep myself up to date with average waiting times and support that is available. So when I am requested to appear on podcasts and zoom interviews I am able to give an approximately accurate reply to any question I may be asked.
The following link is the most recent podcasts I have taken part in of late. I hope you enjoy listening to it and it is of help:
Interview with Dr Helen Webberly and Marianne Greye
A lovely review from someone whom purchased my book Thank you <3
A Raving Review of the incredible biography..
"My Journey Sally to Shay" by Shay Robertson
"This book, in my humble opinion, is a FtM surgery and transition anti-anxiety, survival guide!
A must have for all surgically transitioning, transgender men and their ally's!
In my own FtM transition experience, I eventually came to realize a painful truth.
I must blindly be grateful and obedient to medical staff, who may or may not understand my medical condition. Whom may or may not respect me as a human being. A very PTSD treatment plan it often feels to be, to say the least.
Now though, after reading this page turner cover to cover, Shay's book has me floating in confidence! I feel prepared and I feel capable!
I have pages and pages of notes on things like spray waterproof plaster, protection rack for my dogs, requesting the kitchen to pre-cut my food in stage 1 of RFF.
The importance of questioning anyone who seems to be incorrect and to accept, professional people will be incorrect.
The timeframes for everything from surgery times to recovery times to constipation for 5 days which would have me running to every emergency room in the state, or would have.
Now I can at least breathe this time as my doctor tries to dismiss/assure me, I can finally believe him. Because Shay tells it all, the good the bad and the ugly, he takes the mystery away and I love him for that because there is nothing I hate more than mystery when it comes to my anatomy.
There's even pictures!
It turns out exactly for Shay, as how I need it to be, when I'm done. You'll see, buy the book,
pg129 &141, trust me!
In other words, in his own words..
pg134... "I needed to know things...
Maybe if I had been told this could happen, I wouldn't have felt so bad about it."
pg143 I also wanted to find people who would validate the way I felt, so I would know I wasn't alone.
pg151 I wanted to write a book...
a book that people who are transitioning can follow..."
This book brings a comradery to all our struggles. As I closed the jacket, I instantly noticed how I felt less alone and more informed.
I also learned that Julie Mclean may actually know more about the FtM transition process than Shay Robertson or possibly any of us here!
As this awesome, hard core, ally, lady of his, was not only there every single step of the way, literally from discovery to pump, she was the ONLY ONE not continuously hopped up on pain killers, lulz! She even slept in her car at the hospital!!!
That is one helluva woman partner person!
Seriously though she is the real deal transgender ally and her prospective shines bright, as she really really stands behind her man! I respect and understand her experience, wisdom and knowledge in a whole new light now
I love you both Shay & Julie a little bit extra now
Sorry I forgot to read sooner, it got lost on a self for a long second but not at all sorry I ordered that extra one for my local transgender resource centre! This really is perfect for all FtM guys transitioning!!!