I’ve done more than 10,000 surgeries and they had little emotional impact on me because I was shut down. There’s no emotional attachment. I know I did it; I earned a good living; I remember things people wrote and cakes people made for me, but there’s no attachment. It’s only after I transitioned that everything has been more real and alive and colorful. We do know that the memories that most vivid and are easiest to retrieve are those with the most emotional content to them, but you need to be receptive.
Wonderful interview of Dana Beyer, MD. Thanks, TEDMED (@TEDMED) team for listening – the best use of technology ever.
Don’t forget to catch the special Google + Hangout today at 2:00 pm – Great Challenges : Transgender Health : An Evolution to Understanding.